Coconut-date chocolate-chip cookies

In the winding up of the winding down of the semester, my peers and I are hunkering down for the whirlwind of graduation. I’m not allowing myself to think about it yet, and to decrease the stress and increase procrastination (inversely proportional when time<1 day?), I rode my bike down to Deals and Steals. Biking uphill (up a drumlin– I live on a cool glacial feature!) with a bag of flour and a small container of chopped dates ($0.99!) and a can of coconut cream is no easy task. So these cookies were made for mental diversion via physical exertion.

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Recipe:

  • 1 stick unsalted butter
  • 1/4 c. coconut cream
  • 1 c. white sugar
  • 1/4 c. brown sugar
  • 2 eggs, room temp
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 1 1/4 c white flour
  • 1/2 c whole wheat pastry flour
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/2 c. unsweetened shredded coconut
  • 1 c. semi-sweet chocolate chips
  • 1/2 c. pitted and chopped dates

Preheat the oven to 375F. Cream the butter, coconut cream and sugars until well blended. Add eggs one and a time until combined. Mix in vanilla. Add at once the flours, baking soda, salt, and the coconut, dates, and chocolate chips. Mound on cookie sheets, and bake for 10ish minutes until light brown around the edges and maybe a bit on the top. Store in a container once cooled. nom nom nom. Feeds 8-10 out of season swimmers on a Friday night.

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