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I thought I had decided weeks ago what cookies to make for the Great Food Blogger Cookie Swap, but then the day before I had planned to make and send the cookies, I got inspiration from my good friend, NPR.

I was listening to this story and there was a line about a coconut being cracked open  and eaten at an open air market in Miami. I wanted that coconut. And from there, ta-da! Coconut cookies!

To make them a little more seasonal, I decided to make a chocolate and coconut cookie, which turned into a double chocolate coconut cookie! I hope all of my matches enjoyed them; I sure did in my taste tests!

Double Chocolate Coconut Cookies

  • 2 sticks unsalted butter, softened
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 3/4 cup packed light-brown sugar
  • 2 large eggs, room temperature
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • 1 3/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 2 cups white chocolate chips
  • 1 3/4 cups sweetened flaked coconut

Preheat oven to 350.

Beat together the butter and sugars for  few minutes, until smooth. Turn the mixer on low Add the eggs one at a time until combined. Add vanilla and mix until combined.

Sift together flour, cocoa, baking soda, baking powder, and salt. Slowly add dry ingredients to the wet with mixer on medium speed until well combined. Fold in the coconut and white chocolate chips.

Place rounded spoonfuls on a cookie sheet lined with parchment (or on a silpat, which I love!) about 2 inches apart as they will spread slightly. Bake until set for around 15 minutes. Adapted from Martha Stewart.

Thanks to all of the lovely ladies who sent me cookies as well!

Thanks to Monique, from Food Snob, who sent Dried Cranberry and White Chocolate cookies. Delicious and very Holiday appropriate. Thanks again Monique!

Thanks to Kelli, from The Corner Kitchen, for her Greek Almond-Anise cookies, simple and delicious with that great anise flavor. And I love anything coated in sugar.

Thanks to Julie, from Table for Two, who let me know about this cookie swap in the first place, and gave me mint chocolate truffle cookies! They were so good; kind of like a thicker thin mint!

And finally, thanks to Lindsay of Love and Olive Oil and Julie of The Little Kitchen for putting this great event together. I can’t wait for next year!


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I hope everyone had a lovely thanksgiving yesterday. I am spending today perhaps doing a little online gift shopping and preparing for tomorrow’s football game. I plan to hopefully make a few tailgate dishes to bring wherever we go.

So, back to thanksgiving! We usually stick to around the same plan when it comes to food. Turkey, stuffing, green beans, mashed potatoes, Hayman potatoes took the place of regular sweet potatoes this year. cranberry sauce, and Pillsbury crescent rolls!

Although it’s nothing crazy or super different, it’s delicious and always enjoyable to eat with the whole family there.

Desserts were pumpkin and apple pie!

Time for thanksgiving leftover lunch!! Turkey sandwich, here I come!

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