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Jumbo Coconut Chocolate Chip Cookies

Jackie Ruckwardt of Cottage Grove, Oregon writes, "These gourmet cookies are my 'most asked for' recipe." Chockfull of coconut and chocolate chips and dipped in white candy coating, they are truly a chocolate-lover's delight.
  • Total Time
    Prep: 20 min. Bake: 15 min.
  • Makes
    about 2 dozen

Ingredients

  • 1 cup butter, softened
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 cup packed brown sugar
  • 2 large eggs
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 2-1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 2-2/3 cups sweetened shredded coconut
  • 1 cup semisweet chocolate chips
  • 1/2 cup milk chocolate chips
  • 5 ounces white candy coating, coarsely chopped, optional

Directions

  • In a large bowl, cream butter and sugars until light and fluffy. Add eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition. Beat in vanilla. Combine the flour, baking soda, baking powder and salt; gradually add to the creamed mixture and mix well. Stir in the coconut and chips. Shape 3 tablespoonfuls of dough into a ball; repeat with remaining dough.
  • Place balls 3 in. apart on ungreased baking sheets. Bake at 350° for 12-18 minutes or until lightly browned. Remove to wire racks to cool.
  • If desired, in a microwave, melt candy coating; stir until smooth. Dip one end of cooled cookies in candy coating. Allow excess to drip off. Place on waxed paper; let stand until set.
Nutrition Facts
1 each: 292 calories, 15g fat (10g saturated fat), 39mg cholesterol, 284mg sodium, 39g carbohydrate (27g sugars, 1g fiber), 3g protein.
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