Crispy Chocolate and Coconut Cookies

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By Nancy Buchanan



by Nancy Buchanan on January 28, 2011

It’s still Superbowl week here at the Table and now we are talking about … desserts – which in my house typically means “cookies”. Yep, my husband and teenage sons  are certified “cookie monsters” and can polish off 3 dozen cookies in a single evening. So, for the Superbowl  the choice of what “dessert” to have on hand was easy  – cookies!! But not just any cookie. Nope, no dainty little shortbread numbers or decorated sugar cookies for this soiree. No sirree.  This event demands  something a bit more substantial… and I came up with what I think(?) is the perfect cookie.

Ranger cookie ingredients and pieces Crispy Chocolate and Coconut Cookies

Based on a traditional Ranger cookie I “tweaked” it  a little here and there – I added a little cinnamon, pecans and chocolate chips which resulted in a higher “goodies to dough” ratio – the cookies aren’t as dense as a traditional chocolate chip and have a decided “snap and crackle” from the puffed  rice cereal.  The coconut provides a little additional moisture and chewiness and the chocolate and pecans… well, they are just in there because I love them!!!! If chocolate isn’t  quite your “thing” you could easily substitute dried cranberries, cherries, dates or apricots. You could also add crushed potato chips or pretzels  instead of the rice cereal – after all, it’s the Superbowl and substitutions are allowed!!!

PinExt Crispy Chocolate and Coconut Cookies


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lisaiscooking January 28, 2011 at 8:14 am

These do sound perfect! (Although, I’d be willing to try a potato chip or pretzel version too.) Love the crunchy rice crispies and pecans in them.


Nancy January 28, 2011 at 11:52 am

I hope you do – I am going to with the next batch … as soon as the “moratorium” is lifted – my husband declared “no more cookies” after I made these since he can’t stop eating them!! I tried the Momofuko recipe and didn’t like it – maybe I made them incorrectly but they were greasy and the “crunchy” parts weren’t crunchy!! These however, retain their crunchiness!!!


Barbara Kiebel January 28, 2011 at 4:57 pm

I have a recipe for potato chip cookies and as weird as it ‘may’ sound…they are wonderful and I’m betting a wonderful addition to these too. Some crunch and some salt…yummlalicious!


Maria January 29, 2011 at 11:38 am

Love all of the add ins! Great cookie recipe!


Nancy January 29, 2011 at 12:03 pm

Me too.. finally got a recipe down that doesn’t lose the crispy aspects of the rice cereal!


Allison [Haute Box] January 29, 2011 at 2:29 pm

I love the combo of chocolate and coconut. I can imagine dunking these cookies in cold milk. I may have to bake these SOON!


the urban baker January 29, 2011 at 2:48 pm

nice photos, Nancy! the cookies look pretty darn good as well!


Daydreamer Desserts January 29, 2011 at 8:20 pm

Sounds like the perfect cookie for my 3 ‘er 4 cookie monsters! ;)


Jennifer January 30, 2011 at 11:51 am

I love anything with chocolate and coconut. These sounds like a great twist on the chocolate chip cookie and the perfect dessert for Superbowl.


Esi January 30, 2011 at 5:00 pm

I definitely prefer crispier cookies. I’m sure I wouldn’t be able to stop with just one of these.


Mardi@eatlivetravelwrite January 31, 2011 at 8:49 am

Wow what a unique cookie recipe – great flavours!


Magic of Spice January 31, 2011 at 4:40 pm

Great cookie recipe :) I am sure they are amazing…


sweetie February 1, 2011 at 10:44 am

hiya, you forgot to add in the egg into the ingredients list even though recipe directions have them included. i’m sure your family will enjoy watching the game while eating these!


Nancy February 1, 2011 at 2:26 pm

Hi Sweetie,

Thanks so much for not only catching this but letting me know!! That’s the problem with being your own proof reader! My crew is definitely looking forward to noshing on these cookies!!


naomi February 1, 2011 at 4:20 pm

Call me a cookie monster, but I need like a dozen or two of these!


Nancy February 1, 2011 at 5:37 pm

Me too!! My husband actually said after I made these that I couldn’t make any more until the Superbowl because he was eating too many of them!


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