My husband really doesn’t love coconut, but he tried a bite of these and raved about how good they were. Don’t let the rum extract scare you- it gives them such a delicious flavor (but if you choose to leave it out, these cookies are still delicious)!
I have my favorite go-to chocolate chip cookie recipe, but I thought that it would be fun to put a yummy twist on them by adding coconut. Then I remembered our recipe for Tropical Blondies and how they have delicious rum-flavored extract in them, so I dumped some of that into these cookies too. Throw in a couple of nuts for good measure and you have a killer cookie!
Tropical Chocolate Chip Cookies
3 cups all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon baking soda
3/4 cup brown sugar, firmly packed
3/4 cup white sugar
1 cup butter, softened
1 teaspoon rum flavored extract (or you could substitute vanilla extract)
1 (11 oz) package chocolate chips
1 cup shredded sweetened coconut
1/2 cup chopped nuts (optional)
Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Combine brown sugar, white sugar, softened butter, and extract and beat until creamy. Add eggs and beat until incorporated. Add flour, salt, and baking soda and mix until all combined. Fold in chocolate chips, coconut, and nuts. Roll into 1″ balls and place on ungreased cookie sheet. Bake for 7-10 minutes (don’t over bake!) and remove immediately from cookie sheet and place on wire rack to cool once pulled out of the oven.
Makes about 40 cookies.
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