How are you doing today? Even if your day didn’t start out well, I think you deserve to redeem your night by doing whatever you do to kick off your weekend :)
Today I was craving cookies, more than I usually do. I woke up early even though I didn’t have school today, and walked into the kitchen feeling like it was christmas morning because I have a an hour or two to spare for baking. I looked into my chocolate stash (yes I have a chocolate stash, don’t you?), and gasped. There was only half a bag of mint chocolate chips and some chocolate disks left! When did I use up all the chocolate?! I started out with 1kg each of semi-sweet, milk and white chocolate.. and more. I guess now you have a better picture of exactly how much I LOVE chocolate.
The little that was left of my stash was simply unacceptable so I went out to the store to replenish it. I came back happy with another 1kg of semi-sweet and white chocolate chips, as well as a bag of shredded coconut.
On my way home, my mom called to tell me that there was a blackout at her workplace and asked me if I wanted to have lunch with her. With no hesitation of course, I said yes! I rarely get to spend time with my mom so I was super glad she asked! We went out a Vietnamese restaurant and had some chicken fried noodles with soup. Mmm mmm good.
She went to back to work cuz they called her and said the power was back on, bummer. So I headed home to start baking with my new stash of chocolate!
As always, I take FOREVER to decide what to make. Of course, with time permitting, I would make like 10 diff kinds of cookies, but today was not one of those days, so I settled with two types :) I made these toasted coconut cookies and some snickerdoodles (which I will be blogging about in a couple of days).
Did you know that toasted coconut smells AMAZING when it comes out of the oven? Oh my, I wanted to just sit on my butt and sprinkle toasted coconut on everthing and anything edible.
These cookies are delicious, you gotta try em some day! But I highly suggest you make some in near future, like soon, like in 2 minutes after you finish reading this post.
Have a good friday! I would love to hear your answers to my questions below, leave em in the comments! :)
What are your Friday night plans?
I had a movie date tonight with my friends but since baking took up my whole day (where does the time go?! seriously, i’m flabbergasted that it’s already four oclock) I’m gonna stay home and study for my finals, or fail.
Do you like the smell of coconut?
Yes I do! No one else in my family does, I’m always the odd one out. I love love coconut scented body products, mmm too bad I don’t own any, who wouldn’t want to smell delicious everyday?
Do you like hanging out with your mom?
Most of the time, yes. I’ll admit I do lose my patience with her a lot, but my mom is forgiving, caring and she always lets me have my way. Ahaha, you think I’m a terrible daughter now.
Toasted Coconut White Chocolate Cookies
adapted from: Two Peas and Their Pod
1 cup unsweetened coconut
1 cup all-purpose flour
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
1/4 teaspoon baking soda
3/4 cup packed light brown sugar
4 tablespoons unsalted butter, at room temperature
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 large egg
3/4 cup white chocolate chunks (I used callebaut)
1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Spread coconut in a single layer on a baking sheet. Bake for 4 minutes or until coconut is lightly toasted. Set coconut aside to cool.
2. Whisk together flour, baking powder and baking soda in a medium bowl.
3. In another bowl, add brown sugar and butter. Beat at medium speed until creamy and smooth. Beat in vanilla extract and egg. Slowly add dry ingredients and mix until combined with a rubber spatula or wooden spoon. Stir in toasted coconut and white chocolate.
4. Roll dough into balls and place on a baking sheet. Bake at 350° for 8-10 minutes or until cookies start to brown around the edges. Cool cookies on baking sheet then transfer to wire racks for further cooling.