Chocolate Chunk Cookies
Why I Love This Recipe
This recipe was in the Detroit News last fall and I tried it this summer. I have baked it several times and it is a big hit. I made a sample batch for
my husband's office to taste test before I entered it in a fair. They declared it a winner. Well, I entered it in the Ionia Free fair and it won
grand champion cookie! This recipe doesn't make many - the recipe said 2 dozen but I usually get about 28.
Ingredients You'll Need
1/2 cup butter or margarine -- softened
1/2 cup sugar
1/4 cup brown sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla
1 cup flour
1/2 teaspoon soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
8 ounces Baker's German's Sweet chocolate
3/4 cup chopped nuts
1 1/2 cups flaked coconut
Cut up chocolate into chunks or just use 8 ounces purchased chocolate chunks.
Beat butter, sugars, egg and vanilla until light and fluffy.
Mix flour with baking soda and salt; blend into butter mixture.
Stir in chocolate chunks, nuts and coconut.
Chill 1 hour.
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
Drop dough 2 inches apart form heaping tablespoons onto ungreased baking sheets (dough will spread during baking).
Bake for 12-13 minutes.
Watch carefully to avoid overbaking on bottoms. Let cool 2 minutes; remove from sheets and let cool completely on wire rack.