It all started when I spotted a bag of coconut chips at our local healthy food store. It looked interesting...it wasn't the blue bag on the grocery store shelf...it was really flaked and natural coconut...
Now here is the thing...I have never really liked coconut...but all of a sudden it is everywhere. Trader Joe's has coconut butter, my husband loves coconut water and is also putting coconut milk on his cereal...we are even using a coconut coffee creamer.
We have been nibbling on the coconut in the bag I bought but I wanted to do something with it.
I googled coconut and found a recipe for three ingredient coconut cookies. There are a ton of these recipes floating around out there in the Land Of Google.
I find it hard to believe but the recipe is 5 1/2 cups of coconut...which is exactly what was in my coconut bag and a 14 oz. can of sweetened condensed milk and 2 teaspoons of vanilla. Then all you do is mix it up!!!
I used an organic can of condensed milk.
It was a really pretty red can with a black and white cow on the front.
I baked them for about 11 to 14 minutes at 325 degrees. I baked mine on parchment paper on pans...I didn't even have to wash the cookie pans!!!
Oh...you can make them big or small...I made mine giant because I am an impatient cookie maker.
The result was these amazingly chewy fabulous coconutty cookies.
They are supposed to freeze really well.
I don't get how this works but the cookies are amazing...moist and chewy and crispy all at the same time!!!
Coconut must be one of those magical ingredients!!!
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