White Chocolate Coconut Cookies Recipe

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I hope you’ve all been having a lovely week ūüôā . I’m in the middle of my mock exams at the moment in preparation for the¬†Leaving Cert (ie. the final exams to get into college here in Ireland), which means I really should be dedicating all my spare time to studying. So naturally, I decided to do some baking instead. Because really, no study session is truly complete without an excessive amount of snack breaks, procrastination and regret.

Anyways, I thought¬†with the weekend coming up it was the perfect time to share this super¬†simple recipe with you guys. These soft, chewy cookies were deliciously addictive – it took all my self control to wait and take a few photos before eating them. I’ve always had a slight white chocolate obsession and, paired with coconut, the two truly make a perfect match! I also love that this recipe doesn’t involve chilling the dough, because¬†really who has time for that sort of thing.

Of course, you can enjoy the cookies as they are or, if you want to put a little extra effort into presentation, drizzle some melted white chocolate over them and top with some more coconut.

Let me know in the comments below if you guys try them out and what your go-to study snack is!

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Ingredients
1 large Egg
2 cups Plain (all-purpose) flour
1 tsp Baking soda
1/2 tsp Baking powder
1 cup Caster (Granulated) sugar
1/8 tsp Salt
1 tsp Vanilla extract
1 cup White chocolate chips/ chopped White chocolate
1 cup Desiccated Coconut
1/2 cup Butter

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Step 1 In a large bowl, cream together butter and sugar.

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Step 2 Add egg and vanilla essence to the mixture. Beat until light and fluffy.

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Step 3 Add flour, baking soda, baking powder and salt. Combine well until mixture forms a crumbly dough.

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Step 4¬†Roughly chop chocolate. Or alternatively buy chocolate chips, which is no doubt easier – I just didn’t have any on hand.

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Step 5 Add chopped chocolate and coconut. Mix until well combined.

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Step 6 Roll the dough into small balls and place them onto a lined baking tray.

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Step 7 Lightly press down on each ball with a fork.

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Step 8¬†Bake cookies at 180’C/350’C for 10-15 minutes, or until they’re a pale golden brown.

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Step 9 Leave to cool on a wire rack.

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Step 10 Enjoy!

 

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The Best Cookie Recipe EVER

 

Hey Artsy Teens,

Happy Valentine’s day! I hope you’re all having a good week. I was actually going to post this recipe earlier, but I then I thought better not – there still might be a few people determined to stick to all those “stay healthy” new year’s resolutions. But¬†I think I’ve left a sufficient amount of time for everyone to have given up on them by now, right? Also, I realize that calling these the best cookies¬†ever might be a bit presumptuous but hey, if you really want to prove me wrong you’ll just have to try making them yourself ūüėČ !
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Ingredients

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1 cup butter, melted

1 cup caster/granulated sugar

1/2 cup packed light brown sugar

2 tsp vanilla extract

2 eggs

4 cups all purpose/plain flour

1 tsp baking soda

1/2 tsp salt

1 1/2 cup chocolate chips (I saved a few to put on top of the cookies)

1 tbsp cocoa powder

Method

  1. Preheat the oven to 180’C/350’F.
  2. Cream the butter and sugars together.
  3. Mix in vanilla extract and eggs.
  4. Add the flour, baking soda, cocoa powder, and salt.
  5. Mix well and add chocolate chips.
  6. Take about 2 tbsps of the mixture and using your hands, roll the balls and place on a cookie sheet*. Flatten each cookie with a fork and press a few chocolate chips on top.
  7. Bake for 9-11 minutes until the cookies look golden (the cookies will still be soft to the touch, but don’t worry – they’ll harden as they cool). Enjoy!

*If the cookie dough is a bit sticky, rub some vegetable oil onto your hands to prevent the dough from sticking to your fingers.