Cookies | May 14, 2010

Double Chocolate Coconut M&M Cookies

Double Chocolate Coconut M&M Cookies

Double Chocolate Coconut M&M Cookies

A couple of weeks ago, I was sitting at a baseball tournament in Ogden. It was a little cold. Ok, it was a lot cold. For the parents. The kids never seem to mind the weather. Last year(or maybe it was the year before?), we played at a tourney in Springville, UT, it was LITERALLY a blizzard. Snow blowing sideways, 10 PM, a school night. The spectators -which consist of only parents- bc who in their right mind would CHOOSE to come out and watch a game in this weather, at this time of the night- unless your kid is playing. Anyway, the kids are out there, in shirt sleeves, acting like it’s summer! Hello, it’s snowing. So, two weeks ago-there we were, trying to stay warm and dry, up in Ogden. Val, whose son Preston plays on the team starts handing out these:
Double Chocolate Coconut M&M Cookies
Way to add interest to the game. Never tried a coconut M&M. I never knew they existed. If you love coconut, you have to try these. Not available everywhere. I did a little research- originally, they were made to be a limited edition item. But so many peeps complained after they were taken off store shelves, they are now being offered as a permanent item (as of January 2010). Val sent me an email earlier this week saying she spotted them in the case at Sam’s club in SLC. Uh – yeah, if I bought a case, I would o.d. on these. I bought a few packages at Maverick (a chain of convenience stores in Utah) they were on sale- 4 for $2. If you are a coconut and chocolate person, this recipe is for you. Took a basic chocolate cookie recipe and added some coconut and coc M&M’s. The coconut makes the cookie chewy and moist, almost like a brownie.
My verdict: Serious junk food, with class.
Double Chocolate Coconut M&M Cookies

Double Chocolate Coconut M&M Cookies

Ingredients

  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • 1 cup unsalted butter softened
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 2 3/4 cups flour
  • 1/2 cup cocoa powder unsweetened
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup coconut M & M's about 7 pkgs, green candy removed
  • 1 cup chocolate chips
  • 1/2 cup flaked coconut unsweetened
  • coconut for top of cookies

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 375°F
  2. Beat butter until softened. Add sugars beat until smooth. Add eggs, one at a time. Mix in vanilla. Add rest of dry ingredients all at once into bowl with butter mixture. Mix just until dry ingredients are incorporated.
  3. Scoop dough onto a parchment lined ( or ungreased) cookie sheet. After the cookies are scooped and ready to bake, pour some coconut onto a plate, and roll the top of the cookie dough ball into the coconut. Place back on pan.
  4. Bake at 375 for about 8 minutes or just until cookies are set.
  5. After cookie is baked, sprinkle with a little more coconut.

Recipe Notes

-I picked out the green M& M's ...because I knew I wouldn't like the way they looked in the cookies. If green doesn't bother you, leave them in. You'll probably only need 4 packages.

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  1. We got those this weekend in Las Vegas, but saw them at Maverik in St. George on the way home. And pretzel ones, too. Thanks for the recipe – I'm totally going to try them!

  2. Just a note: I almost always use a convection oven to bake cookies. This results in a puffier cookie as opposed to baking in a standard oven. Because of this, I modified the recipe (and the printed version) and added another 1/4 cup of flour for those NOT using a convection oven to bake. This should take care of any problems with regard to flat cookies!

  3. These cookies were yummy. My hubby loved them. Coconut m&m's are so good. Great idea to make a cookie with them.