Saturday, May 15, 2010
Coconut Chocolate Chip Cookies for National Chocolate Chip Day
National Chocolate Chip Day. Now that's a holiday I can get behind!
I've been wanting to try these chocolate chip cookies ever since I did my chocolate chip cookie tasting (if you missed it, you can read about it here). They were a runner up when I picked the three chocolate chip cookie recipes I would make for the tasting but I omitted them because they contain coconut, which is a polarizing ingredient. Sure enough, when I announced earlier this week that I would be bringing coconut chocolate chip cookies for our pot luck, many people were thrilled but a few were repulsed. A great reminder that taste is indeed subjective.
The recipe for these cookies comes from Pichet Ong and the technique is a little different. The recipe has you cream the butter, sugars and toasted coconut together instead of adding the coconut at the end. So the coconut didn't give flavor as much as it did a chewy texture in a cookie that might have been thin and crispy without it.
I'm sorry to say that although these were good, I didn't think they were great. It wasn't just me--they didn't garner the reverential feedback I usually get when I bring chocolate chip cookies to work. If I make them again, I'll definitely add more chocolate and maybe some pecans.
If you'd like the recipe, you can find it here.