December 05, 2006

Dark Chocolate Chocolate Chip Coconut Cookies

8 oz semisweet chocolate chips
3 oz flaked coconut
2 oz unsweetened chocolate, melted and cooled
1 egg, at room temperature
1 1/3 cup flour
1 1/4 cup butter, at room temperature
3/4 cup sugar
1/4 cup dark brown sugar
1 1/2 tablespoon cocoa
1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla
1 teaspoon baking powder
pinch salt

Preheat oven to 325. Grease or spray 2 cookie sheets. In a large bowl cream together the butter and both sugars. Add the egg and vanilla and beat well. Slowly add in the melted chocolate. In a small bowl, whisk together the flour, baking powder, cocoa, salt and coconut. Slowly beat into the chocolate butter mixture. Mix until well combined then fold in chocolate chips. Drop in 1 tablespoon amounts 1 inch apart on the cookie sheets. Slightly flatten each cookie with the back of a spoon. Bake 13 minutes or until no longer shiny. Allow to cool about 3 minutes in the pan then remove to a wire rack. Incredible warm or at room temperature.

Should yield about 20 cookies.
My thoughts:
These are seriously chocolate cookies. I have never had a cookie (or just about any baked good really) that tasted as chocolate-y as these cookies do. The combination of the unsweetened cocoa and the melted unsweetened chocolate resulted in an extremely rich chocolate dough. The chips and the coconut just add to the decadence.