Friday, 22 August 2008

Chocolate Coconut Cream Cheese Cookies

6 tablespoons butter, room
   temperature
3 ounces cream cheese, room
   temperature
3/4 cup Brown Sugar
1 egg yolk
1 teaspoon vanilla
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
2 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
1 cup shredded sweetened
   coconut
1 cup chocolate chips


  • In a medium sized bowl combine the butter, cream cheese and sugar together and mix on medium speed for 2 minutes.
  • Add in yolk, vanilla, salt and baking soda and continue mixing until combined.
  • Turn mixer to low and add in flour, mixing until just incorporated. Add in the coconut and chocolate.
  • Batter will be somewhat dry.
  • Form into a tube shape and wrap with plastic wrap.
  • Chill the dough for at least 2 hours or overnight.
  • To bake cookies, preheat the oven to 350°F.
  • Spray pan with Pam.
  • Cut dough and then form into golf ball size shapes. 
  • Bake cookies for 12 - 20  (i.e. keep an eye on them) minutes until the edges are golden and the centers are set.