Friday, April 23, 2010

Toasted Coconut Chocolate Chunk Cookies

There are some days where I want a fresh chocolate chip cookie and no store brand or bakery will do. Luckily I came across a recipe for a chocolate chunk cookie with toasted coconut. Perfect because coconut has been an item I've been using a lot lately. I never was a huge fan of coconut, but now it up there with chocolate and peanut butter for me! I guess my taste buds are growing up. ;) I saw this recipe for Toasted Coconut Chocolate Chunk Cookies on this blog and this blog. These ladies are great, and if they make a recipe and rave about how good it is, then it is a good recipe! So I made it and now I'm raving about these cookies because they are really good! The toasted coconut gives great flavor and a nice chew to the cookies.

The warm, melted chocolate chunks (I used a Valrhona 71% dark chocolate bar) gave a powerful burst of chocolate goodness. For such a simple cookie I wanted good chocolate so I could savior the flavor and enjoy myself. It is a Cooking Light recipe after all, so I didn't feel guilty if I ate 3 or 4 cookies. ;) 

Click HERE to get the recipe for Toasted Coconut Chocolate Chunk Cookies. 

I'd also like to announce this is my 100th post for Fallon's Cucina! I'm so excited that I've come this far and I'm enjoying every bit about it. I'm so grateful for the followers and readers I have that come to visit my blog. It means so much to me and it makes blogging for myself even more exciting. I'm glad I took this up as a hobby. I can't wait to make my 200th post now. ;) With that said, as I'm working on my recipe page I can't believe how many recipes I've gone through! It is fun looking back from my first post, to more recent posts. How I've changed taking photos and the overall style of my blog. It is definitely a learning experience. Thanks to everyone for helping me grow and being there to support me!


Continuing on with E-Recipe club Breakfast/Brunch contest we have Citrus-Cream Cheese Pull-Apart Rolls from Barbara Bakes. I must say I really, really wanted to make these rolls, but I was lacking so many ingredients and didn't have any time to get them to the store. I was excited when Shelby decided to make these rolls. These are such a sweet treat to have on the table for special mornings. I will make this recipe one day to try these rolls. I'm glad Barbara submitted this recipe because not only is it a sweet treat, it is also a Cooking Light recipe. ;)

Click HERE for Citrus-Cream Cheese Pull-Apart Rolls recipe. Also if you would like to subscribe to Shelby's E-Recipe club simply click this link HERE. Then you too will get in on the recipes and ask Grumpy questions!


Shelby said...

:o) Thanks Fallon - those cookies ARE good. I can't wait until I can have cookies again! lol

I am excited that I was able to make all the dishes for the contest. I had a lot of stuffed people at work - but at least I had a lot of taste testers to help me choose too!

Shelby said...

P.S. I came back to say congrats on your 100th post!

Megan said...

These cookies look yummy and sound delicious! Congrats on the 100th post!

Katrina said...

Yay for these awesome cookies and Yay for your 100th post! I think you're pretty great.

Barbara Bakes said...

Congratulations on 100 posts! Thanks for posting my recipe. I agree if I'm craving a cookie a store brand or packaged cookie will not do. I love coconut. I'm going to have to try this recipe.

Sook said...

Chocolate and coconut... can't get better than that! :)