Sunday, March 16, 2008

Replacement For Sex Cookies

I wanted to call these Better Than Sex Cookies, but my friends were starting debates about it - not the cookie's flavor mind you, but the cookies weren't winning under general principle. So I decided for those of us in a state of forced abstinance to call these "Replacement For Sex Cookies".

Now should the winds change, they would most likely become "Enticement For Sex Cookies".

At is versatile recipe as it serves as a most excellent cookie dough should you find your self or your best girlfriend involved in a break up.

We're going to be working from the basic Toll House Cookie Recipe with some modifications. I like the Nestle Milk Chocolate Morsels for this. And please note, although I'm 20 minutes from Sundance, I freaking forget to use the high altitude directions every time....and they still come out yummers. The Toll House bag will give you the particulars if you're so inclined as to follow rules.

2 1/4 cups all purpose flour
1 tsp. baking soda
1 tsp. salt
1 cup (2 sticks) butter, softened
3/4 cup granulated sugar
3/4 cup packed brown sugar
3/4 -1 tbls. vanilla (yes 3/4 - 1 tablespoon) extract
1 tsp. coconut extract
2 large eggs
1.5 bags = 2.5 cups = 18 oz Nestle Toll House Milk Chocolate Morsels
7 oz shredded coconut (approximately half bag)
3/4 cup chopped pecans

Preheat oven to 375

Combine flour, baking soda and salt in small bowl. Beat butter, granulated sugar, brown sugar and vanilla and coconut extracts in large mixer bowl until creamy. Add eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition. Gradually beat in flour mixture 1/2 cup at a time. Stir in coconut and nuts, then morsels. Drop by rounded tablespoon onto ungreased baking sheets.

Bake between 9-11 minutes. I found 9.5 minutes to be perfect. Checking at 9 minutes they were still doughy and at 9.5 they were lightly browned. Cool 2 minutes on cookie sheet and then transfer to wire racks to finishing cooling and set.

Makes 5 dozen cookies at 122 calorie each.

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