Chocolate Coconute Crunch Cookies

Holly Adrian
Tulsa, OK

2 c. flour
1 tsp. baking soda
1/4 tsp. salt
1 c. butter; unsalted, softened
3/4 c. brown sugar
2 eggs; lightly beaten
2 tsp. vanilla
1 tsp. almond extract
2 c. coconut; shredded
12 oz. chocolate chips
1 1/2. almonds; lightly salted- dry roasted, finely chopped

Preheat the oven to 300.  In a small bowl, whisk together the flour, baking soda and salt.  In a medium bowl with an electric mixer, cream the butter and sugars.  Beat in the eggs, vanilla, and almond extract.  Mix on low speed until blended.  Add the flour mixture and mix just until blended; do not overmix.  Add the coconut, chocolate chips, and almonds and stir just until blended.  Drop the dough by rounded T. 2 inches apart onto an ungreased cookie sheet. Bake for 18 to 20 minutes.

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