How is it possible it’s December already? This year has just flown by! This time of year I start thinking about baking Christmas goodies. Lex and I took an unexpected trip to Tennessee on November 27th due to my father having a transient ischemic attack, which leaves the victim with stroke like symptoms for a period of time. He said we didn’t have to come, but I told him as his daughter it was my prerogative to come anyway. We ended up staying until Wednesday morning of this week and then headed back to Maryland. All of that to say I haven’t had much time for baking.
Jamison is teaching a class at work this week so yesterday I decided to whip up some cookies and send them in with him. Alexis loved these. I didn’t tell her until AFTER she had eaten one that they had coconut in them. Guess she doesn’t hate coconut as much as she thought! ;oP
These cookies are extremely easy to make, and they are also eggless. If you have a coconut lover on your Christmas list this year then these are the cookies for you!
What You’ll Need:
1 sleeve of graham crackers, crushed
1 1/3 cups coconut
1/2 cup unbleached all purpose flour
2 teaspoons baking powder
1 teaspoon of sea salt
1 – 14 ounce can sweetened condensed milk
1/2 cup butter, softened
1 package semi-sweet chocolate chips
In a large bowl stir together graham cracker crumbs, coconut, flour, baking powder and sea salt until complete incorporated. Add sweetened condensed milk and butter and mix until “dough” forms. Stir in chocolate chips.
Place cookie dough in the fridge for at least 2 hours.
Preheat oven to 375 F.
Using a tablespoon measuring spoon, scoop out balls of dough and place on a baking sheet that has been lined with a silicone baking mat or parchment paper. Bake 8 to 10 minutes until cookies are slightly brown.
Remove bake cookies from oven and let cool on cookie sheets before placing in to air tight container for storage.
Makes roughly 36 cookies.
Notes: You can add in nuts if you like. You could also use other types of chocolate chips or a mix of several different kinds.