This next recipe is for Coconut Pecan cookies. This one is a huge hit with my sister! She’s always asking me to make these for her and I think of her every time I make them. I got this from Taste of Home and it’s a keeper!
DAY 11: Coconut Pecan Cookies
1 medium egg — lightly beaten
5 ounces evaporated milk
2/3 cup sugar
1/4 cup butter — (no substitutions), cubed
1 1/3 cups coconut flakes
1/2 cup chopped pecans
1 cup butter — softened
3/4 cup sugar
3/4 cup packed brown sugar
2 medium eggs
1 teaspoon vanilla
2 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon salt
24 ounces semisweet chocolate chips — divided (about 4 cups)
1/4 cup coconut flakes
For frosting, in a saucepan, combine the egg, milk, sugar, and butter. Cook and stir over medium-low heat for 10-12 minutes or until slightly thickened and mixture reaches 160°. Stir in coconut and pecans. Set aside.
In a mixing bowl, cream butter and sugars. Add eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition. Beat in vanilla. Combine the flour, baking soda and salt; gradually add to creamed mixture. Stir in two cups chips and coconut. Drop by tablespoonsful two inches apart onto ungreased cookie sheets. Bake at 350° for 8-10 minutes or until lightly browned. Cool for 10 minutes before removing to wire racks to cool completely.
In a microwave, melt the remaining chocolate chips; stir until smooth. Frost cooled cookies, then drizzle with melted chocolate.
COUPONS FOR INGREDIENTS:
Eggs: $0.75/1 Davidson’s Safest Choice Pasteurized Eggs printable, $0.35/1 Land O Lakes Eggs, exp. 2/17/14 (SS 11/17/13), $0.50/1 Simply Balanced Eggs Target printable, $0.75/1 Eggland’s Best Cage Free Dozen or Organic Dozen Eggs, exp. 2/3/14 (SS 11/03/13 #2 R)
Evaporated Milk: $0.50/2 Nestle Carnation Evaporated Milk Target printable, $0.50/2 Nestle Carnation Evaporated Milk printable, $0.55/2 Carnation Evaporated Milk, exp. 12/31/13 (SS 11/03/13)
Butter: $1/1 Challenge Butter Product printable, $0.75/1 Smart Balance Spreadable Butter & Blended Butter Sticks printable, $0.50/1 Kalona Super Natural Organic Milk, Buttermilk, Whipping Cream, Half & Half, Butter, Cottage Cheese or Sour Cream printable, $0.50/1 Land O Lakes Half Butter Sticks, exp. 12/31/13 (ALL YOU Aug ’13), $1/1 SunButter Product printable
Coconut Flakes: $1/2 GOYA Coconut Product printable,
Pecans: $1/2 Fisher Recipe Nut Items, exp. 2/2/14 (SS 12/08/13 #2), $1/1 Diamond Baking Nuts, exp. 12/31/13 (Publix All The Trimmings Booklet ), $1/1 Fisher Recipe Nut Item Of Any Variety printable
Vanilla: $1/1 Simply Organic Vanilla printable, $0.55/1 Spice Islands Vanilla Extract (Publix Winter Family Savings Printable), $2/1 Crisco Baking Sticks and McCormick Pure Vanilla Extract, exp. 12/27/13 (Publix Happy Holidays Flyer)
Chocolate Chips: $0.50/1 Ghirardelli Baking Chips (Ibotta Deposit), $0.50/1 Nestle Toll House Morsels (Target mfr.), $1/2 Ghirardelli Baking Chips (Publix Winter Family Savings Printable), $1/2 Hershey’s Baking Melts, Hershey’s, Heath or Reese’s Baking Chips, exp. 12/31/13 (SS 11/10/13 R, $0.75/2 Hershey’s Baking Melts, Hershey’s, Heath or Reese’s Baking Chips, exp. 12/31/13 (SS 11/10/13)