Browned Butter Toasted Coconut Dark Chocolate Chunk Cookies

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Adapted from Joy the Baker

Ingredients – Makes over 2 dozen

  • 1 cup/ 225g unsalted butter
  • 2/3 cup caster sugar (original 1 cup)
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar (original 3/4 cup)
  • 3/4 tbsp vanilla essence + 3g vanilla sugar (original recipe: only 1 tbsp vanilla) – only because we ran out of vanilla essense
  • 2 1/2 cup AP flour
  • 3/4 tsp baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp sea salt (bit less)
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 large egg yolk
  • 1/2 cup dessicated coconut (unsweetened)  [we doubled these and even so the coconut flavour wasn’t very distinct. I’m guessing the original recipe uses shredded coconut]
  • 1 cup dark chocolate chunks ( I used 70%)

How to Make:

  1. Preheat oven to 180 C. Toast coconut for 6 minutes.
  2. Melt butter over medium heat. It should crackle and turn foamy for a while. Wait until the crackling subsides and it should start turning brown. Once a little brown, immediately take off heat and pour into prepared bowl. (Be careful. Don’t wait until it turns a dark brown. It should be a light yellow-brown colour. Due to the heat, it will continue cooking even in the separate bowl).
  3. Mix together flour, salt, baking soda in a separate bowl.
  4. Beat together the sugars and cooled melted butter.
  5. Beat in the eggs individually and the vanilla.
  6. On low, beat in the flour mixture. You use your hands at this point to form a dough.
  7. Use a spatula (or your hands) and fold in the dark chocolate chunks and toasted coconut.
  8. Use an ice-cream scoop and form small balls onto the prepared baking sheet.
  9. Bake in oven for 10-15 minutes (depending on size and your oven).

*This is best eaten after the cookies have cooled down or the day after.

Variations for next time:

  • For my friends, I would up the sugar a teeny bit by increasing the brown sugar back to 3/4 cup. I would also use less darker chocolate, probably around 40%.
  • I would also want to up the coconut more because I love the coconut flavour inside.Maybe 3/4 cup.

Love,

Zoe  &  Mia

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