Wednesday, March 27, 2013

Recipe: White Chocolate, Pecan and Coconut Cookies

My new housemates love me! I baked a load of these yesterday, for many reasons. 1) One of our housemates was leaving, so it was something to have at the party for people to nibble on. 2) I gave around a dozen to our leaving housemate, to take to his new home/fiancee. 3) Brought another dozen over to my new-ish neighbours, kinda like a reverse American "Hi welcome to the neighbourhood"- more like "Hi, i've moved in next door and am really nice/awesome at baking so invite me to parties please! and  4) Might enter these into a competition, they are rather scrummy, and a little bit different. There are no raising agents in this recipe (as i didn't have any at home), but feel free to use self raising flour if you want a softer/cakier texture to the cookies.

White chocolate, Pecan and coconut cookies (makes 40)

320g sugar
3 medium eggs
250g butter
250g plain flour
180g chopped  pecans, chopped finely
200g white chocolate, chopped finely
250g dried shredded coconut
Pinch salt

1.       Preheat the oven to 200C (fan oven 180C). Melt the butter in a saucepan and set aside to cool a little. Whisk the  eggs and sugar together well (until white and fluffy), then beat in the melted butter.

2.      Add all the other dry ingredients and mix well until you have a fairly firm (but quite sticky!) cookie dough. Line a baking tray with greaseproof paper. Roll 1tbsp amounts of cookie mix into balls and place evenly on the baking tray (leaving a little room for spreading).

3.       Bake in batches, for 14 minutes. Leave to cool slightly, and serve!

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