Thursday, March 02, 2006

Mom's Island Treasures



Yes, the pineapple is there only because the cookie has "island" in the name. Yes.

Ok, I have no idea where the name comes from. Who is the mom? Which island? What treasure? Oh, who cares.

I found the recipe years ago when in another of my pecan frenzies, and needing to find lots of ways to use up all my nuts. I tried tons of recipes - and saved a few. This was one of those that made the cut - it makes fantastic cookies. For another shot - sans pineapple - click here.

And no, no kittens yet. It *should* be very soon.. but nothing yet. Gisele seems to be feeling fairly well, so I'm not alarmed.

Mom's Island Treasures
36 cookies

200 g butter
70 g sugar
165 g brown sugar
210 g flour
1 egg
1 tsp vanilla
1 tsp baking soda
1 tsp baking powder
200 g milk chocolate, chopped
75 g coconut flakes
140 g pecans, roughly chopped

Preheat the oven to 190°C. Cream the butter and both sugars until fluffy. Add the egg and the vanilla. Add flour, baking soda and baking powder, a little at a time. Last, stir in the chocolate, coconut and pecans.

Form walnut-sized balls, and place on lined baking sheets, taking care to space them as they will spread a bit. Bake for 8-10 minutes.

Mom's Island Treasures

2 comments:

Fiber said...

These sound pretty tasty!

milie said...

it makes me hungry, they look so good !