Day four of #cookieweek is underway! I have to say that I have really enjoyed sharing all these cookies with you. It has been somewhat of a challenge for me to create all of these flavors and also photograph them. I feel like cookies and bars are the hardest thing for me to photograph and make them looking exciting and tasty. So far I have shared with you Dark Chocolate Andes Cookie Cups, Salted Caramel Hot Chocolate Cookies and Maple Snickerdoodle Cookie Cups. Todays recipe is for Chia Coconut Chocolate Chip Cookies. I know this isn’t your average “Christmas Cookie” but I have to tell you these are irresistible.
The recipe was developed by a friend I call “Lem”. She is the same friend who came to visit me for a weekend at the pumpkin patch a few weeks ago! Lem made these cookies and brought them snowboarding one weekend a couple seasons ago. My boyfriend became kind of obsessed and said it was one of his favorite cookies. Perplexed, and determine to recreate these, I was unsuccessful the first few times. I asked Lem if she could share her recipe and her response was “oh I don’t use measurements, I just eyeball it. A little bit of this and a little bit of that”. Gosh, I hate that! How can you make some amazing cookies without measuring ingredients?!
Well finally Lem wrote the recipe down and shared it with me. With her permission, I am sharing a different version of the Chai Chocolate Chip Cookies. I changed the recipe slightly to add some vanilla extract and coconut. I also halfed the original recipe. If you were to double this recipe, you would get 3 dozen cookies. When I made them, I ate several cookies and put them in the freezer so I wouldn’t keep on eating them. That didn’t work for long. I packaged them up and shipped them to a friend in the middle of the United States. He ate them all for lunch, I am pretty sure in one sitting. Hi Gurt! See you soon buddy.
Cookie week is hosted by Susan of The Girl In The Little Red Kitchen and Kim of Cravings of a Lunatic . They have joined together this week with 23 of their blog friends to present to you a week of cookie treats! Now is the time to bookmark these recipes for the upcoming holidays and cookie swaps or simply visit our Pinterest board! Make sure you enter the giveaway for some fabulous prizes from KitchenAid, King Arthur Flour, OXO, Silpat and Zulka Pure Cane Sugar to help with your cookie making needs! Click here to enter the giveaway!
- ½ C Unsalted butter, softened
- ½ C + 3 tbsp Sugar
- ½ C Chai Spice Latte mix
- 1 Large egg
- ½ tsp Pure vanilla extract
- 1¾ C All-purpose Flour
- 2 tsp Baking powder
- 1 tsp Salt
- 1 tsp Cinnamon
- 1 C Chocolate chips
- 1 C Shredded coconut
- 3 tbsp Granulated sugar
- Preheat oven to 350° F.
- Allow butter to come to room temperature. Beat on medium speed for a couple minutes until soft.
- Combine butter with sugar and chai mix and beat on medium speed until well creamed together.
- Add egg and vanilla. Mix into butter and sugar until egg is well beaten.
- In a separate bowl, combine flour, baking powder, salt and cinnamon. Slowly add into batter and beat on medium low speed until well combined, dough will start to form.
- Add chocolate chips and coconut and mix to incorporate.
- Spoon out two tablespoons of dough, roll in granulated sugar and place onto a cookie sheet. Bake at 350° F for 12-15 minutes until lightly golden brown. Allow to cool for several minute before transferring to a wire rack to cool.
See what my friends are making:
Bacon & Parsley Puppy Treats by Omeletta
Cinnamon Chip Snickerdoodles by In The Kitchen With KP
Flourless Fluffernutter Thumbprint Cookies from Cupcakes & Kale Chips
Ginger Cookies by Total Noms
Homemade Funfetti Cookies by i heart eating
Linzer Cookies from Jen’s Favorite Cookies
Peanut Butter Hazelnut Cookies by Love and Confections
Peanut Butter Pinwheels by Frugal Antics of a Harried Homemaker
Peppermint Meringue Pillow Cookies by It’s Yummi!
Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Biscotti from Chocolate Moosey
Oatmeal Rum Raisin Cookies by The Girl In The Little Red Kitchen
Samoa Macaroons by 52 Kitchen Adventures
Sandwich Cookies by Texana’s Kitchen