Chocolate Chip, Toffee, Toasted Pecan and Coconut Cookies

There are at least a million chocolate chip cookie recipes out there. At least that many. Ever since I first made this recipe earlier this year, I haven’t felt the need to try any more.

And believe me, I’ve tried quite a few. I was convinced Alton Brown’s The Chewy was “The One” but I still kept trying more recipes. I tried The Puffy, The NY Times recipe, The Cooks Illustrated recipe, a recipe with pudding in it, a soft and chewy one, and The Levain Bakery recipe. None of them left me satisfied like this one does.

My friends have requested it many many times since their debut in March of this year. And I’m happy to oblige. Hubby, who claims he’s “not a chocolate guy” has proclaimed it his favorite cookie. This is coming from a guy who also claims he likes cookie dough better than baked cookies. This cookie has changed his mind people. And he’s a stubborn man (love you babe!)

So as you can imagine, over the course of the last 8 months, I have inevitably mixed in all sorts of goodies into this cookie batter. I never change the basic recipe, just the things I’m throwing in at the end. This combination of chocolate chips, toffee, toasted pecans, and toasted coconut was such a success, I had to post about it. They might be my favorite combination to date.

If you’re looking for a great chocolate chip cookie recipe, give this one a shot. Whether you use all chocolate chips or mix things up like I have here, I hope this one steals your heart like it has mine.

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Chocolate Chip, Toffee, Toasted Pecan and Coconut Cookies

My favorite chocolate chip recipes with toffee, toasted pecan, and toasted coconut mixed in!

Yield: 2 dozen large cookies

Ingredients:

1 cup (2 sticks) butter
4 oz cream cheese, softened
3/4 cups brown sugar
3/4 cups sugar
2 eggs
3 1/4 cups flour
1 tsp salt
1 tsp baking soda
1/2 cup chocolate chips
1/2 cup toffee pieces
1/2 cup toasted coconut
1/2 cup toasted pecans
sea salting, for sprinkling (optional)

Directions:

Melt the butter in a saucepan until brown and set it aside to cool.

Cream the butter, cream cheese and both sugars together with an electric mixer until smooth.

Add the eggs and beat until combined.

Turn the mixer on low and mix in the flour, salt and baking soda until just combined.

Add the chocolate chips, toffee, coconut, and pecans and mix until just incorporated.

Cover the dough and refrigerate until chilled, several hours or overnight.

When ready to bake, preheat the oven to 375 degrees and line a few trays with baking paper.

Roll 1/4 cup size balls of dough and place them on the trays. Flatten slightly. Sprinkle with sea salt.

Bake for 9-12 minutes, until the edges are golden.

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14 Responses to “Spring M&M Pretzel Treats”

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    Sarah — April 9, 2010 at 3:06 pm

    I love this simple recipe, and it will be a great idea for my sister-in-law’s bridal shower (both she and her fiance have M names). You mention in your other posts about using a squeeze bottle – is this any particular type of squeeze bottle? I’m not sure how to find one that would work for this purpose. What do you use? Thanks!

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    mamakrystal — April 9, 2010 at 4:47 pm

    Awww, totally cute! It came up in my google reader and my stomach growled!!! YUM!

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    Teresa Bjork — April 9, 2010 at 4:59 pm

    Yum! I’m making these this weekend for birthday treats. Can’t believe you can’t find almond bark. There are stacks of it at our small-town grocery store in Iowa.

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    Jen — April 9, 2010 at 7:05 pm

    Sarah – I use squeeze bottles from Michaels. They look like this.

    Teresa – yes, it’s crazy that they don’t have almond bark out East. In the Midwest you can get it anywhere!

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    Sarah — April 10, 2010 at 3:37 am

    Thanks Jen! These are awesome. I have so many new pages bookmarked since finding your blog. P.S. I was in TJ Maxx tonight and found a jar of polka dot sprinkles, like true big polka dots, and I thought of you!

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    Baking Away — April 10, 2010 at 6:31 pm

    Do you have any Super WalMarts near you? I get them there all the time in Massachusetts. They are carried year round in the baking aisle. I’m not sure if regular WalMarts have them too.

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    mrs. c — April 11, 2010 at 10:16 pm

    These look yummy and I think that my college-age nephews would love them…how whould they travel? Have you got suggestions for things that will travel well in the mail? Thank you

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    Jen — April 11, 2010 at 11:08 pm

    mrs. c – these would travel really well. I like them straight from the fridge or freezer. I would freeze them for a few days prior to mailing. That’s what I do with anything I ship. I have great luck with cookies and brownies going in the mail.

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    KV — April 12, 2010 at 4:55 pm

    have you tried coloring almond bark before? I tried a couple months ago and it was a disaster, so just curious

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    Jen — April 12, 2010 at 6:23 pm

    KV – I have not tried to color almond bark. The Wilton’s candy melts do come in a variety of colors though, so you could use those. They are sold at Michaels or Hobby Lobby.

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    Baking Away — April 13, 2010 at 5:46 pm

    Just wanted to clarify that I meant I find almond bark at Super WalMart here in MA. I went back to see if you had responded, and I realized my comment didn’t really make much sense!

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    Jen — April 13, 2010 at 8:47 pm

    Thanks. I don’t shop much at Walmart… It’s probably better that I can’t find this stuff anywhere, otherwise I’d be making these all the time!

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