Contest Winning Coconut Cookies
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Recipe type: Dessert
 
Recipe shared with permission from Rick Nelson from The Great Minnesota Cookie Book by Lee Svitak Dean and Rick Nelson, from University of Minnesota Press
Ingredients
  • ½ cup (60g) all-purpose flour (I used Gluten-Free Baking Flour)
  • ¼ teaspoon baking powder
  • ¾ cup (160g) granulated sugar
  • ⅓ cup (76g) sour cream (I used vegan sour cream)
  • 2 tablespoons (30g) unsalted butter, melted (I used coconut oil)
  • 1 egg white (I used 1½ teaspoons Egg Replacer mixed with 2 tablespoons water)
  • ½ teaspoon vanilla extract (make your own extract)
  • 4 cups (200g) shredded unsweetened coconut (loosely packed or the cookies will be too dry)
  • ½ cup (100g) mini chocolate chips (vegan or not, you decide)
  • 4 ounces (110g) semisweet chocolate, melted
  • Whole almonds for tops (I added this and it is optional for the Almond Joy version)
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 325°F. Line baking sheet with parchment paper.
  2. Whisk together the flour and baking powder.
  3. Beat the sugar, sour cream, melted butter and egg white. Add the flour mixture and mix to combine. Mix in the vanilla and coconut. Stir in the chocolate chips.
  4. Use a cookie scoop to portion out the cookies. The recipe calls for making 4-6 dozen, but I made HUGE cookies and only made 2 dozen. Place on prepared baking sheet. Add almond if you wish. Bake until the tops are golden brown, about 18-25 minutes. Let cool for a couple of minutes then transfer to a cooling rack.
  5. Dip the bottoms in chocolate and place back on the cooled baking sheet. Let sit until the chocolate sets or place in refrigerate to make it set faster.
Recipe by ZoëBakes | eat dessert first at https://zoebakes.com/2018/10/28/contest-winning-coconut-cookies/