Monday, April 6, 2009

Treasure Island Cookies

So, if you are not a follower of my personal blog, then this recipe is going to be NEW to you.  I originally thought the name of this recipe was Treasure Island Cookies but it is actually called Mom's Treasure Cookies.  I got the recipe off of the ALLRECIPES website and I just LOVE this site, often returning to it when I am experiencing a cooking funk.  I think Treasure Island Cookies sound better so I am just going to stick with that name.  Anyways, these are SUPER YUMMY.  This is, by far, one of my FAVORITE cookie recipes and hopefully will become one of yours as well!


1 2/3 C all-purpose flour
3/4 t baking powder
1/2 t baking soda
1/2 t salt
1 1/2 (12 T) sticks butter, softened
3/4 C packed brown sugar
1/3 C white sugar
1 egg
1 1/2 t vanilla extract (I use 1 T, you need to ALWAYS add extra vanilla for TASTIER cookies!)
1 C milk chocolate chips (or whatever you have on hand- semi sweet, butterscotch, white chocolate, combination- whatever)
1 C flaked coconut (I add 1 1/2 C)
1 C chopped pecans (any other nuts or combination works great as well, probably not peanuts)


Preheat oven to 375 degrees.  
Combine first 4 ingredients in a bowl, set aside.
In a large bowl, cream the butter, brown and white sugars together.  Add the egg and vanilla, mix well.
Gradually mix in the dry ingredients.
Mix in the chocolate chips, coconut and nuts.
Roll into 1 inch balls and place on cookie sheet.
Bake 8-10 minutes.  
Allow cookies to cool on baking sheet for 2 minutes before removing to wire rack to cool completely.

1 comment:

  1. I loved this recipe! These are my new favorite cookies. Thanks Sarah!