Thursday, April 08, 2010

Toasted Coconut Chocolate Chunk Cookies from Cooking Light and Giveaway Winner!

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A couple weeks ago, I found myself wasting time at the grocery store while waiting for the pharmacy to fill a prescription.  So I flipped through some magazines.  I don’t subscribe to the magazine (but should!), but I love looking at Cooking Light whenever I can.  Course, the first thing I look for in the index of magazines is the desserts and goodies!

I saw these cookies and they kind of just look like a regular cookie.  But the toasted coconut had me wanting to try them.  The recipe can be found here at Cooking Light online.  I followed the recipe exactly, except (there’s always a but ;), the recipe called for 2 ounces of chopped dark chocolate and I used 3 1/2 ounces.  Whaa?  I like chocolate.  The cookies were fantastic.  The coconut was really flavorful since it was toasted.  And the cookies were a wonderful chewiness, even more so the next day.  It was nice that the recipe was simple and straight forward.  Ever try toasted coconut in your chocolate chip cookies?  It’s good!

If you follow the recipe at Cooking Light, here are some of the stats about the cookies.  I believe the recipe makes 2 dozen.  Per cookie they have 88 calories, 3.8 grams fat, 1 gram protein, 13 carbs.  Not bad!   Just try to only eat one or two, go ahead, I dare you…… ;)

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Head on over to Baking and Boys Giveaways to see who was picked as the winner of the Cuisinart SmartPower Blender from CSN Stores!  Thanks, CSN!

16 comments:

Anna said...

Yum! I'll be the coconut makes you forget the missing fat. Will have to try these.

Barbara Bakes said...

A light cookie with chocolate and coconut sounds like a must try to me!

TeaLady said...

I love coconut in cookies. Adds a certain amount of texture. Those look delicious.

Kathleen said...

I love these ingredients! I can't believe they're light. Yay!!!

Jacque said...

Mmmm, those do look good... they almost look a little crispy on the outside. That and chewy make a perfect cookie.

Gourmified said...

NO KIDDING! 88 calories!?! HOLY COW. I will be baking these tomorrow. You can count on that. YUM!

Avanika [YumsiliciousBakes] said...

Only 88 calories! Wow! I am making this now :P

teresa said...

those cookies look wonderful! i love anything from cooking light!

CookiePie said...

You had me at "toasted coconut" -- yum!!!

Shari said...

I bet these didn't last long at your house! Boys & CC cookies belong together.

Leslie said...

Congrats to Stephanie!
Yummy looking cookies there. Cooking Light is one magazine I NEED to subscribe to after all of the Chocolate EAster candy I have been shoving in my mouth!

Romaine said...

I like the idea of toasted coconut. Eating only 1 or 2...I don't know if I could do that.

Chey can cook! (and more) said...

yum!

nazarina said...

Congrats to the winner!
This is a must make for my ski buddies and for me of course! We love eating snacks like these cookies while sitting on the lift.

Amanda said...

Yummm these look awesome! I haven't actually made cookies in a while now. I seem to have made several cakes in a row, I need to make some cookies!

Mags said...

These look fantastic and they'd be all mine because no one else here will eat coconut!