October 22, 2014

Fudgy Chocolate Coconut Drops

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Coconut and chocolate lovers beware ~ with a double dose of coconut and a double dose of chocolate in these Fudgy Chocolate Coconut Drops, you won't be able to get enough!

Fudgy Chocolate Coconut Drops

My husband Mark is a creature of habit.  Once he starts doing some quirky little thing, he keeps on doing it.  Over.  and over.  and over.  and over.  and over again.  Like when I cook something, he pretty much always says {picking, of course}, "Needs more jalapeno."  Doesn't matter what I've cooked.  Or if it's even remotely in the spicy family of foods.  "Needs more jalapeno."

Well now when I bake he's started saying, "Needs more coconut."  Oy.  As if we needed one more quirky, picky little habit around here.

So I decided to bake up some cookies that in no-way-shape-or-form needed more coconut.  'Cause they've got a double dose  of tasty coconut ...
Mmmm hmmm.  These little Fudgy Chocolate Coconut Drops get a double dose from coconut extract and sweetened flaked coconut.

And that's  the perfect amount of coconut for them, I say!

Oh, but know what makes coconut even better than a double dose of the stuff?

Chocolate!

You just can't go wrong with coconut and chocolate.

These fudgy little bites start out with a fudgy chocolate cookie dough, laced with coconut extract and chocolate chips, that gets scooped out and rolled into balls ...

Chocolate Cookie Dough

{As you can see, I use my cookie scoop to help me out with this.  I looooooooove my cookie scoop!}

The dough balls then get rolled in sweetened flaked coconut ...

Fudgy Chocolate Coconut Drops

... and baked up into delicious little fudgy bites of coconut-and-chocolate heaven.

Fudgy Chocolate Coconut Drops

So I say take that Mark! ... With a double dose of yummy coconut, there's no way we should hear, "Needs more coconut."

Or  jalapeno.

Fudgy Chocolate Coconut Drops
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Fudgy Chocolate Coconut Drops
Source:  Adapted from Taste of the South magazine, December 2013


Ingredients
  • 1/2 c. butter, softened
  • 1 c. granulated sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 c. all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 c. unsweetened cocoa
  • 1 tsp. baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp. salt
  • 1 tsp. vanilla extract
  • 1/4 tsp. coconut extract
  • 1 1/4 c. semi-sweet chocolate chips
  • 2 c. sweetened flaked coconut
Directions
  1. With an electric mixer, cream butter and sugar at medium speed until fluffy. Add eggs, one at a time, beating after each addition.
  2. In a separate bowl, whisk together flour, cocoa, baking powder, and salt. Add to butter mixture a little at a time, beating until well combined. Beat in vanilla extract and coconut extract. Stir in chocolate chips {Batter will be pretty thick.}
  3. Place coconut in a small bowl. Scoop out tablespoonfuls of batter {I use a cookie scoop} and roll into approximately 1-inch balls. Roll each ball in coconut, pressing gently to get as much coconut to adhere as you can. Place balls about two inches apart on a baking sheet.
  4. Bake at 350 degrees for about 9-10 minutes until coconut is lightly toasted on the edges and cookies are set {I like to take mine out right at 9 minutes so they'll be on the softer side}. Let stand on the baking pan for 2 minutes; remove from pan with a spatula and let cool completely.

Makes about 3 1/2 dozen cookies.

Enjoy!

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8 comments:

  1. These look great, I love the chocolate coconut combo! I am definitely going to try these! Saying hello from Miz Helen's!
    Cathy @ three kids and a fish

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    1. Thank you so much, Cathy! I appreciate you poppin' by from Miz Helen's fabulous party.

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  2. Holy cow! All of these look delicious. I love chocolate and coconut together. Stopping by from Six Sister's Stuff! :)

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  3. Your Fudgy Chocolate Coconut Drops look wonderful. Hope you are having a great fall day and thanks so much for sharing this awesome post with Full Plate Thursday.
    Come Back Soon!
    Miz Helen

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  4. Perfect for holiday baking coming up!!! Thank you so much for linking up at Tasty Tuesday! Your recipe has been pinned to the Tasty Tuesday Pinterest board! Please join us again this week!

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  5. Love the combination of chocolate and coconut.. so I can imagine how good these fudgy coconut drops must have tasted!

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