Snow Fiesta

January 18, 2011
My name is Jess and I'm a horrible snow-driver.
Yes, it's true.  I drive like Helen Keller in the snow.  Correction: I drive like Helen Keller all the time.  My lack of skills are only more pronounced in the snow.  I shouldn't be allowed to even look at a car when it's snowy out, much less sit in the driver's seat.  By the grace of God, I happened to make it to work today.  Normal motorists faced a slippery ride. I faced far more than that.

Because I like to celebrate the small things in life, I say these cookies should serve as quite a reward for making it out of my car alive and for not injuring anyone in my path.

These cookies were made completely on a whim (mostly because I still owed Pete for his pig-tail-tucking, snotty-nose-wiping generosity).  Pete was given the honor of naming said cookie.  Henceforth, they shall be called Boca Fiesta Cookies.  Why?  Because it's a party in your mouth!

These cookies have a lot of personality and are not for the meek, cowardly souls out there.  Be ye adventurous!  There's toasted pecans and coconut, white chocolate and semisweet chocolate and butter.   Lots of butter...  Be warned, these might be the best cookies you've ever put in your mouth.

Boca Fiesta Cookies

1 cup chopped pecans, toasted
½ cup shredded coconut
2½ sticks of butter
1-1/4 cups light brown sugar (dark is fine, too)
¾ cups granulated sugar
2 eggs
1 teaspoon vanilla
2¾ cups all purpose flour
1 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon baking powder
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips (I like Ghiradelli)
1 cup white chocolate chips

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. 
In a small bowl, whisk together the flour, baking soda, baking powder and salt. 
In the bowl of an electric mixer, combine butter and both sugars. Beat on medium speed until light and fluffy. Reduce speed, add eggs and vanilla, and beat until well blended. 
Reduce speed to low and add the flour mixture. Mix until just combined. Stir in the chips, coconut and pecans.
Drop tablespoon size portions of dough on baking sheets lined with parchment paper.
Bake for about 12 minutes or until golden brown. Remove from oven and allow to rest on baking sheet for approximately 2 minutes before removing to a rack to cool.


Rodzilla said...

these look amazing, I was just lurking but had to comment.

Jess said...

Thanks Rodzilla! :) Thanks for lurking and commenting!!

Anonymous said...

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