Coconut Pecan Chocolate Chip Cookies
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Serves: approx. 4 dozen
 
This is a unique cookie with cinnamon and cardamom spices. Add the coconut, chocolate and pecans for a wonderful cookie!
Ingredients
  • 1 cup of butter, softened
  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • 1 cup white sugar
  • 2 eggs (can do 1 egg and 1 egg white for a more crisp cookie)
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1½ cup old fashioned oatmeal
  • 2 cups flour (300 grams)
  • ¼ teaspoon baking soda
  • ½ teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • ½ Tablespoon cinnamon
  • ½ teaspoon cardamom, optional*
  • 2 cups chocolate chips (can do less if you prefer)
  • 1 cup pecan chips (or chopped pecans)
  • 1 cup sweetened shredded coconut plus more for top of cookie
  • vanilla ice cream, optional :)
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Prepare cookie sheets with silpat mat or parchment paper.
  2. In a stand mixer with the paddle attachment (or large bow) mix together the butter & sugar.
  3. Add the eggs and vanilla.
  4. Add the oatmeal, flour, baking soda, baking powder, salt, cinnamon, cardamom. Mix till combined.
  5. Stir in the chocolate chips, pecans and coconut.
  6. Put extra coconut (about 1½ cups) in a bowl. Scoop the cookie dough and then roll the top in coconut.
  7. Place onto parchment paper lined cookie sheets. Flatten slightly with the bottom of a glass cup or clean hand.
  8. Bake for 10-12 minutes or until coconut is lightly browned and cookie is just done.
  9. Cool on wire rack.
  10. These were yummy with a scoop of vanilla ice cream between 2 warm cookies.
Notes
<span></span>-You can add up to 2 cups chocolate chips, but don't feel like you have to. I like a lot of chocolate chips in my chocolate chip cookies ;)
-The cardamom is option. It adds a really unique flavor with the cinnamon, but it is different and not for everyone. I loved the flavor it added to these cookies!
-You don't have to roll these in the coconut if you don't want to. You can just press them down with a glass cup dipped in sugar.
-Original recipe used 1 egg and 1 egg white & melted butter. This makes them a crisper cookie. If thats what you prefer, try it out! I've had it both ways.
Recipe by Baked in AZ at http://bakedinaz.com/coconut-pecan-chocolate-chip-cookies/