Chewy Coconut Cookies

When my daughter first signed up for volleyball, I had no idea what we were getting ourselves into. Sure there were practices and games, but there were all day tournaments, fundraisers, dinners, and so much more that went a long with being a part of the team. She wanted to really make a good impression on her new teammates and her coaches, so when they did a bake sale to raise money for new uniforms, she asked me to do something that would stand out.

Well, there goes my traditional chocolate chip cookies that I always make. Thankfully, I had recently seen a recipe for these non-traditional cookies on Spend with Pennies that looked pretty darn special.

When I told my daughter she said, “Oh yes Mom, please!” Being the good mom I am, I made them for her fundraiser.

She said that most of them were gone before the sale even opened. All the players and coaches tried them and bought them out. I guess she got what she was hoping for!

These are also an excellent choice when it comes to potlucks. I like to take a dessert along with a side dish just because I know that not many people think of doing that. The last time I took them to our church for a luncheon, I think they were gone before the lunch was even completely served. I had several requests for the recipe which I gladly shared with all of my friends.

Chewy Coconut Cookies Recipe

Ingredients

1 1⁄4 cups flour
1⁄2 teaspoon baking soda
1⁄4 teaspoon salt
1⁄2 cup butter
1⁄2 cup brown sugar
1⁄2 cup white sugar
1 egg
1⁄2 teaspoon vanilla
1 1⁄3 cups coconut

Directions

Preheat oven to 350.
In a separate bowl, mix together flour, baking soda, salt and set aside.
In a separate bowl cream butter and sugars together.
Add the egg and mix well.
Combine the flour mixture with the sugar mixture.
Add coconut and vanilla.
Bake for 8-10,
Times may vary due to different ovens.

Source: Allrecipes.com

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