Chocolate Coconut Hedgie Cookies

March 25, 2007 in baking, chocolate, cookbook, cookies, dessert, Food Porn, recipe

Chocolate Coconut Hedgie Cookies

(Chocolate Coconut Hedgie Cookies)

I am a super bad mom, I really am. Once the [tag]caffeine[/tag] hit the system this morning I jumped up and baked these [tag]cookie[/tag]s (the dough was in the fridge overnight). The bad part is that we essentially had these for breakfast. We are going to have a second course of [tag]egg[/tag]s and toast but the brutal honest truth is that we had [tag]chocolate[/tag] cookies for [tag]breakfast[/tag].

Man, they are good though, especially right out of the oven.

I adapted a recipe by N. Hoff from the AllRecipes.comTried and True Cookies” cookbook (page 80) .

It is very different from the original recipe, which didn’t have chocolate or powdered sugar or chocolate sauce. The reason I refer to mine as hedgie cookies is because the coconut makes them a bit prickly like hedgehogs and because I think hedgies are just the cutest little things.

Here is my adaptation.

Chocolate Coconut Hedgie Cookies

(Before baking)

Nika’s [tag]Chocolate Coconut Hedgie Cookies[/tag]

Ingredients:

  • 1 1/4 C AP flour
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1/2 C butter
  • 1/2 C packed light brown sugar
  • 1/2 C white sugar
  • 4 Tablespoons chocolate powder
  • 1 egg
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 1/3 C flaked sweetened coconut
  • powdered sugar, as desired

Sauce:

  • 4 Tablespoons chocolate powder
  • 1 drop vanilla
  • 1/2 cap of kahlua [tag]liqueur[/tag]
  • 2 Tablespoons white sugar
  • boiling water, enough to make a sauce as thick or thin as you want

Directions:

Mix flour, baking soda, and salt, set aside.

Cream together butter, brown and white sugars. Make certain that it is very well mixed and that you get a light fluffy texture (you have incorporated air into the mix).

Add egg, vanilla, and chocolate powder and mix well. It will be getting thick now. Add the flour by 1/3rds. The mix will be very thick, like a dough towards the end. Don’t be shy, use your hands to knead it all together. Add the coconut flakes. You will likely need to use your hands to incorporate the coconut. Chill in the fridge (I did it over night).

Preheat oven to 325 F.

Make golf ball sized dough balls and put onto parchment.

Chocolate Coconut Hedgie Cookies

(Another shot before baking)

You can dredge in [tag]powdered sugar[/tag] or more [tag]coconut[/tag] before baking.

Bake for about 25 minutes (your oven may be different, watch the first batch).

Dust with powdered sugar and [tag]chocolate sauce[/tag]!

Kahlua Chocolate Sauce

Mix [tag]chocolate powder[/tag], [tag]sugar[/tag], [tag]vanilla[/tag], and [tag]Kahlua[/tag]. Add boiling water a few teaspoons at a time, slowly. Add enough boiling water to make it the consistency you like.

Enjoy!

Here is a shot of Baby Oh who is 1) upset about not getting any cookies, 2) upset that mommy has pulled out the food photography stuff, and 3) upset that he is in that infernal bouncer.

Baby Oh

(Poor Baby O)