Do y’all ever get in a ‘cooking’ mood? Where you just want to spend hours in the kitchen making stuff? You don’t really have a particular plan or recipe in mind, you just really want to make something edible?
That’s how these cookies came about. I just really felt like baking last weekend. Maybe it was because I had been sick pretty much the whole week before & had barely cooked or eaten anything. Or maybe it was because the little had woken up sick on Mother’s Day. Who knows. But I knew I needed to make something 🙂 So I rummaged through my pantry trying to concoct an idea when I saw a Dark Chocolate Coconut Bar that I had gotten a couple of weeks back & never ate. So I decided to chop that sucker up & put them into a simple basic cookie dough & make some cookies 🙂
- Yield: about 2 dozen cookies 1x
- 1/4 cup butter, at room temperature
- 1/4 cup shortening
- 1/2 cup sugar
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- pinch of salt
- 1/4 cup cornstarch
- 1 & 1/4 cups all purpose flour
- 3 tablespoons milk
- 1 (3.5 ounces) dark chocolate coconut candy bar, coarsely chopped
- Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.
- Cream together the butter, shortening, and sugar until well combined. Beat in the vanilla.
- Whisk together the cornstarch, flour, and salt in a separate medium bowl, and slowly add them to the butter mixture, alternating with the milk to bring together the dough. It will be crumbly, but it should come together when you press it between your fingers.
- Gently fold in the chopped candy pieces.
- Roll the dough into 1 inch balls. Set the balls on an ungreased baking sheet about 2 inches apart.
- Bake for 9-11 minutes. Let cool on the baking sheet for a couple of minutes before moving to a wire rack to cool completely.