Monday, August 24, 2009

Coconut Cashew Crunchers





I have to admit, I am a little biased. I love this cookie. I love the texture, the flavor, the aroma that goes through the whole house as they are baking, and I forgot just how much I loved them because I haven't made them in a long time. My sister, Donna, over at My tasty treasures, mentioned to me the other day that she had mentioned to Cheryl, over at Cookin Dunkin Style, whose blog I adore, that she was telling Cheryl about theses cookies because Cheryl loves cashews.Are you with me so far? So I pulled out the recipe, which comes from Betty Crocker, you all know her, right, and I made them. So good,so chewy, with some cashew crunch in it and on top of that, coconut. I cannot think of a better combo, so Cheryl, this ones for you and that freakin cute dog of yours.




Coconut Cashew Cookies



1 cup packed brown sugar


1 cup sugar


1 cup butter or margarine, softened


1 tsp vanilla


1 egg


2 1/2 cups flour


1 tsp baking soda


1/2 tsp salt


2 cups flaked coconut


1 1/2 cups chopped cashews



Directions:


Heat oven to 350.


In a large bowl, beat sugars,egg,butter and vanilla with electric mixer on medium speed, or mix with spoon, until creamy. Stir in flour,baking soda and salt. Stir in coconut and cashews. Usually right about here I would have a picture of the mixture, but for some reason I don't have one. Just use your imagination, thanks.



Drop dough by 1/4 cupfuls about 3 inches apart onto parchmant lined baking sheet. I used my ice cream scoop.
Flatten slightly. I tried 3x to rotate this dam picture and then I gave up. You get the idea.




Bake 12-16 minutes or until edges are golden brown and your house smells heavenly. Cool 2 minutes; remove from cookie sheet to rack to cool completely.



Did I forget to mention how huge theses cookies are. They are big. I have also done them with a regular cookie scoop, you just have to adjust the baking time, probably to 8-10 minutes, but keep an eye on them. I think I got about 21 cookies out of this.






So here they are in all their glory. Cheryl, I hope you try them and love them .Oooh they really are good. Try them, you won't be sorry. I am running around getting my oldest daughter ready for kindergarten and the bus for the first time, she just started soccer practice, my little one is starting pre-k and is turning 4 soon, so there is a party to plan, and on top of that my house is a mess, so forgive me for this short post. I promise it will get better, just hang in there with me.

25 comments:

  1. dip the bottoms in chocolate and these little perfections will be stellar!

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  2. These sound amazing...I love, Love, LOVE cashews and coconut, too...I know I'd love
    em! And holy cow...in chocolate like doggy said...drool!

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  3. I have some cashews, now I just need to buy some coconut!

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  4. These look so good! And yes there is something for everybody in this cookie! Fantastic!

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  5. Yes, these are quite tasty, and hats off to doggy for the idea of dipping them in chocolate.

    Cheryl will love them. You made them beautifully!!

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  6. You are soo sweet, thank you! I cant wait to make them!

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  7. what a nice tribute to Cheryl. Oooh, these would be great dipped in chocolate!

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  8. I love cashews, and adding coconut to these sounds divine!! Can't wait to try them!

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  9. These cookies sound scrumptious, delicious with coconut and cashews!

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  10. I think your post is just perfect! Great Lookin' Cookies, I can just imagine how yummy they make the house smell!

    It sounds like you have a busy week going on. I hope your kindy has a very fun time at school.

    Oh yes, my son is sitting her with me right now and he wants me to tell you that today is his 8th birthday and he is very excited! ;0)

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  11. I love cashews so this would be perfect for me...dipping in chocolate, even better!

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  12. OH YUM!!! What a GREAT cookie!!! This would make ANYONE's day better!

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  13. Cashew and coconut - what a delicious combo and yummy treat!

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  14. I love any cookie with coconut. I may have to make these soon - I think I have some cashews in the cupboard too. They look fantastic. Dipping them in chocolate would be wonderful too.

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  15. Wow these look so delicious - I've been on a bit of a baking binge and may have to grab the bits and pieces to add these to the list!!

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  16. Oh my! I think the path to cookie heaven is strewn with these beauties. And as Doggybloggy said, a little chocolate would just be over the moon!!

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  17. Coconut and cashews, what a combo, so delicious. I must try these.

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  18. I didn't know that Donna was you sister! It's a small world. These look scrumptious!

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  19. these look like such good cookies, perfect with a frosty glass of milk!

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  20. Those sound great!!! And I totally agree... Cheryl's dog is freakin' adorable!!

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  21. LOL, I think I'm with you? I wish I like baking cookies as these would be one of the first I'd bake. Send me some!
    ~ingrid

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