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Coconut Graham Cookies

Coconut Graham CookiesThis wonderful cookie has a toothsome, chewy texture with a rich nutty-coconut flavor. You may want to hide the cookie jar, because these sweet treats will disappear quickly.

Recipe Ingredients:

1 1/2 cups finely crushed graham cracker crumbs
1/2 cup all-purpose flour
2 teaspoons baking powder
1 (14-ounce) can sweetened condensed milk
1/2 cup butter, softened
1 1/2 cups semisweet chocolate chips
1 1/3 cups sweetened flaked coconut
1 cup chopped walnuts (optional)

Cooking Directions:

  1. Preheat oven to 375°F (190°C).
  2. In a medium bowl, whisk together the graham cracker crumbs, flour and baking powder; set aside.
  3. In a large mixing bowl, beat sweetened condensed milk and butter on medium-high speed until smooth. Stir in crumb mixture just until blended. Fold in raisins or chocolate chips (or both), coconut and walnuts, if using.
  4. Drop by tablespoons onto a greased cookie sheet, pressing cookies to flatten slightly.
  5. Bake for 9 to 10 minutes or until lightly browned. Cool 1 to 2 minutes before removing from cookie sheets. Transfer to wire racks to cool completely.

Makes 3 1/2 dozen or 42 cookies.

*Or use milk chocolate chips, chopped dates, golden raisins or a combination.

Nutritional Information Per Serving (1/42 of recipe made with walnuts): 118.8 calories; 53% calories from fat; 7.5g total fat; 8.3mg cholesterol; 67.4mg sodium; 53.5mg potassium; 12.6g carbohydrates; 0.8g fiber; 5.0g sugar; 11.9g net carbs; 1.7g protein.

Recipe and photograph by Hope Cantil; copyright © 1999; property of See Terms of Use.