So, before the cookies, I have to post pictures of the cutest thing ever. His name is Dexter, and he's short, dark, and soft :D I got home today and my mom surprised me with a chinchilla as an early Christmas present! :D Soooo excited! I love him. He's adorable.
Onnnn to the cookies. I got the basic recipe from here, but I changed it quite a bit. I was really nervous about them, but I think they turned out pretty well :) Here is the recipe!
Chocolate Chip Coconut Pecan cookies
Makes about 30-34 cookies
1 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
2 tbs malted milk powder
1/4 tsp cinnamon
1/2 cup butter, softened
1/2 cup light brown sugar
1/4 cup white sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/2 teaspoon Vanilla, Butter & Nut extract
2 cups flaked coconut
1/4 cup cinnamon chips (you could use any kind of chip, though)
1/2 cup semi-sweet chips (I used mini, along with a handful of regular sized milk chocolate chips)
3/4 cup toasted pecans, chopped
Combine flour, salt, cinnamon, malt, and baking soda in a medium bowl, set aside. Cream butter and sugars together. Beat in egg and extracts. Slowly mix in dry ingredients until fully incorporated. Mix in coconut, chips, and pecans. Chill dough for up to an hour or overnight.
Preheat oven to 350. Roll into balls and flatten slightly, put on baking sheet and bake for about 9-11 minutes, let cool on cookie sheet for about 5 minutes.