These cookies are easily a holiday favorite and very easy to make. You’ll also love how they make the kitchen smell. Enjoy!
1 cup butter
1 1/2 cups white sugar
1 1/2 cups brown sugar
3 teaspoons vanilla
4 1/2 cups flour
2 teaspoons baking soda
1 teaspoon salt
5 cups chocolate chips
2 cups sweetened coconut
2 cups chopped almonds
1. Pre-heat oven to 375°F Lightly grease cookie sheets.
2. Combine dry ingredients, set aside.
3. In a large bowl, cream the butter and sugars together. Beat in the eggs, one at a time, stir in the vanilla. Stir in the dry ingredients until well mixed then stir in the chocolate chips, coconut and almonds. Drop by rounded tablespoonfuls onto the prepared cookie sheets.
4. Bake for 8 to 10 minutes. Cool on baking sheet for 5 minutes before removing to a wire rack to cool completely.
A stuffed cookie is like a sandwich cookie, only with more cream on the inside — it’s fatter, fuller, and (if you’re the kind of person who twists apart the cookies to get to the cream) better. This recipe uses nutty chocolate-chip cookies and silky chocolate ganache.
1 cup(s) walnuts
1 cup(s) all-purpose flour
2 tablespoon(s) all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon(s) baking soda
1/2 teaspoon(s) salt
1 stick(s) unsalted butter, at room temperature
1/2 cup(s) packed light brown sugar
1/4 cup(s) granulated sugar
1/2 teaspoon(s) pure vanilla extract
1 large egg
1 cup(s) bittersweet chocolate chips
4 ounce(s) bittersweet chocolate, chopped
5 tablespoon(s) heavy cream
2 1/2 tablespoon(s) light corn syrup
2 tablespoon(s) crème fraîche
1. Make the cookies: Preheat the oven to 375°. Spread the nuts in a pie plate and toast for 8 minutes; let cool, then chop.
2. In a bowl, mix the flour, baking soda, and salt. In the bowl of a standing mixer fitted with the paddle (or using a hand-held mixer), cream the butter with the sugars and vanilla at medium speed, about 1 minute. Beat in the egg.
With the mixer at low speed, beat in the dry ingredients. Beat in the walnuts and chocolate chips. Spoon level tablespoons of the dough onto 2 ungreased baking sheets, about 2 inches apart. Refrigerate for 30 minutes, until firm.
3. Make the ganache: Put the chocolate in a bowl. In a saucepan, bring the cream and corn syrup to a boil; pour over the chocolate and let stand for 1 minute. Whisk until smooth. Whisk in the crème fraîche. Refrigerate the ganache, stirring occasionally, until thick and spreadable, 1 hour.
4. Bake the cookies for 12 minutes, until golden; let cool on the sheets for 2 minutes, then transfer to a rack to cool completely.
5. Sandwich the chocolate-chip cookies with the ganache and serve.