Coconut Pecan Chocolate Chip Cookies

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I’m keeping today’s post short and sweet… because I am gearing up for all of the super awesome changes I have in store for you starting the beginning of the year. Yes, that’s right, there are going to be some (really good!) changes, or more should I say additions in the next year on Como Water. And I’m so excited, I can’t hide it!

So, sorry to be a tease, but tease is exactly what I am going to do, until January 1st that is.  In the meantime, have a cookie, or two! 😀

Happy Thursday everyone!

Coconut Pecan Chocolate Chip Cookies (Printable Recipe)

Ingredients:

1/2 cup earth balance (or butter)–softened

1/2 cup sugar

1/2 cup brown sugar (packed)

1 egg

1 teaspoon vanilla extract

1/2 teaspoon almond extract

1/2 teaspoon baking soda

1 teaspoon hot water

1 1/2 cups flour

1/4 teaspoon salt

1/2 cup chocolate chips

1/2 cup toasted, chopped pecans

1/2 cup sweetened shredded coconut

Method:

*Pre-heat oven to 350 degrees F. In large bowl, cream earth balance and sugars until smooth. Add extracts and egg. Mix. Dissolve baking soda in hot water; add to egg/sugar mixture. Mix until fully incorporated.

*In second bowl, combine flour, salt, chocolate chips, pecans, and almonds. Mix. Add dry to wet, mix until fully incorporated. Refrigerate for ten minutes. Drop onto cookie sheet and bake 9-12 minutes until golden brown.

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Tiffany M. Griffin is the woman behind Como Water, Washington DC’s premiere veg-centric cuisine consulting company. Through cooking classes, demonstrations, catering, and consultations, Como Water gives people the opportunity to learn how to prepare veg-centric cuisine that boasts maximum flavor, with minimal effort. Tiffany is quickly becoming a go-to expert on the future of veg-centric cuisine, and is a regular contributor to Como Water, the blog, as well as to vegetarian and vegan sites across the Internet. For over a decade, this self-taught, entrepreneurial expert has developed a set of tried and true techniques for making simple, delicious, and sometimes decadent veg-centric dishes. Featured on the Steve Harvey Show and other leading media outlets, Tiffany was born and raised in Springfield, MA. She then earned Bachelors degrees in Psychology and Communications from Boston College and a PhD in Social Psychology from the University of Michigan. She now resides in Washington DC, where she has worked in the US Senate and at a federal agency on issues around health, food, nutrition, and international food aid/development, and of course, as the owner of Como Water. Tiffany gets culinary inspiration from the food she grew up eating, and from her travels throughout Latin America, the Caribbean, Western Europe, and Sub-Saharan Africa. She is dedicated to sharing her wealth of knowledge on veg-centric cuisine with others and to help others live by her mantra—love life, live long, and eat veg-centric cuisine!

Comments

  1. These look so delicious! I love all the ingredients in this cookie; the pecans, chocolate chips, coconut, and the almond extract…perfect! I can just imagine how amazing these taste, I’ll definitely have two…or three…maybe more, haha :) I can’t wait to see what changes you have in store for your blog!

  2. Amazing looking cookie and no reason it shouldn’t taste that way. I am looking forward to seeing the new changes.

  3. Oh wow these look amazing! Looking forward to seeing what you have in store :)
    Happy New Year!

  4. Yum…lovely…yum 😀

  5. Oh, I am so curious! I’d love to see what you have in store for 2012.

    And that first cookie photo makes me want one! Great photos, as always. Happy new year, Tiff!

  6. These look absolutely gorgeous! Look forward to hearing your exciting news :-) Happy New Year!

  7. The cookies are over the top delicious looking, and I’m sure that they taste that way, too.
    Can’t wait to hear your news!

    Happy New Year!

  8. These sound delicious! They have all of my favorite things, and I love that they are vegan! You have done it again :)!

  9. I love a good suspense 😀
    Oooh, these look really good! The coconut in it gives it an extra fragrant flavor too, great idea!

  10. These cookies look delicious and I’m SO excited to see what you come up with! I’m on pins and needles!

  11. Tiffany….you tease! But I will just gaze into the gooey chewiness of these gorgeous cookies and count down the days till January 1st! : )

  12. Though I am not a choc person but sure I love the coconut and pecan inside these cookies. Looking forward to the changes and Happy New Year to you and everyone at home. May the year bring peace, happiness and love.

  13. Oh lord, the perfect cookie! I love anything coconut, especially when combined with a tad of chocolate :) Perfect!

  14. Whoa-these do look like some tasty treasures. Perhaps we could have a cookie swap…however, I would need to think seriously about making sure what cookies you receive are as good as these. That may not be easy. I love all the flavors here and your picture just makes me want to eat some now. Well done Tiffany!

  15. Guess I’ll have a couple of these yummy cookies while I’m waiting on the edge of my seat!

  16. Such a delicious and tempting combo! Wishing you and family a Happy and Prosperous New Year!

  17. These cookies may just tide me over — but now I’m excited and curious to see the coming changes! Have a great New Year, Tiff…theresa

  18. oh my goodness. these look so so so good! I want to grab one off the screen!

  19. I’ll take two or three! Looking forward to seeing what you have in store for us. Happy New Year!

  20. These delicious cookies will tide me over till the first!!! Mmmmmm….coconut :)

  21. These look fantastic! Can’t wait to find out what you have in store. Have a Happy New Year!

  22. Can’t wait to see what you have instore for us I’m intrigued!! Congrats on Top 9 and Happy New Year!! Here’s to a fabulous 2012, thanks for your constant support & inspiration… don’t know if I could manage to eat only 3 though!! xx

  23. Oh my… now you have me scratching my head and imagining all kinds of things. :) Well, one think I know for sure is these cookies look amazing. You added the perfect chocolate chip cookie “add-ins” and the size of these cookies… goodness! I would stuff my face. Have a wonderful, happy and blessed New Year!! All the very best to you in 2012!!! ~ Ramona

  24. That opening pic almost made me gasp. Total food porn. 😉

    Happy New Year!!! I’ve loved reading your blog in 2011 and can’t wait to see what you create in 2012.

  25. Alrighty then!!! What a way to end the year, Congratulations on Top 9 and thank you so much for being an awesome friend. Best Wishes for the coming year!

  26. Happy New Year Tiffany! Looking forward to all your exciting changes!
    These cookies look awesome. Filled with lots of yummy stuff.

  27. I can almost take a bite (or two!) of your cookies from my screen… Yum! Coconut is a favorite and combined with chocolate… well, it’s irresistible! Excited for your big news and wishing you a very Happy New Year!

  28. Just came by to say how lovely your cookies look and congrats on top 9!
    Have a very happy, healthy and successful New Year!!!!xoxo

  29. Congrats on the Top 9 today! What a way to end the year!

  30. These cookies look great! Congrats on the top 9 and happy new year!

  31. Congrats on getting Top 9!! What a great New Year’s gift, eh? Happy New and Yummy Year, Tiffany!

  32. What a delicious recipe! Happy New Year!

  33. Thanks for the comments and Happy New Year everyone! 😀

  34. These look heavenly!!! Wishing you a very Happy New year.

  35. I HAVE to make these! They sound fabulous!

  36. I am a bit behind on my posts but I am so glad I came back to this one. Delicious cookies full of some of my favorites things. Yummy!

  37. Oh wow, delicious! Pecan and coconut are two of my favorite foods, these cookies would be a big hit in my house. I am saving this for a month from now when I’ll allow myself a sweet or two again…too much sugar over the holidays! Happy New Year!

  38. I’m just shaking my head right now bc these cookies look too dern delectable!

  39. yum! those cookies look so fudgy & moist, love that addition of coconut :)

  40. just made these with gluten-free flour (accidentally) and macadamia nuts – worked great! since i used aluminum foil to bake on (without greasing) I just had to remove them carefully while they were still a bit crumbly (probably due to the flour) and put them on a cooling rack (aka inside my toaster oven). yummy!!