Chocolate Coconut Hazelnut Cookies

 

Chocolate Coconut Hazelnut Cookies

If it is Secret Recipe Club reveal day it means that the month is almost over.  I’m in Group C, led by Angie at Big Bear’s Wife,  and our reveal day is the third Monday of each month.  SRC is a large group of bloggers who get together every month to explore each other’s blogs, try recipes, and then write about them.  “Secret” comes into play because we keep our assigned blog a secret until the day when we publish our post.  My April’s assignment is Deli-Cute-Essen, a fun play on words, written by Devon, a recently married working gal who lives in Montreal. Devon’s blog is all about vegan cooking, is written in a very enjoyable and friendly style, and shows off Devon’s considerable camera skills. I have never been too interested in vegan recipes and usually shy away from any recipe that has “vegan” in the title, but as I started to read through Devon’s recipes I was very impressed by how delicious and appetizing her recipes look. If you are into vegan cooking I urge you to visit Devon’s blog for some tantalizing recipes and lots of information about vegan dishes.

I spent last week in the high desert country of Central Oregon and wanted to make a batch of cookies for the trip so the recipe I selected from Deli-Cute-Essen was Chocolate Coconut Cookies.   I substituted ingredients I had in my kitchen for the egg replacer and vegan margarine and added some chopped, toasted hazelnuts to the recipe.  I ran out of time before I could bake the cookies so added a little bit of extra flour,  formed the dough into a log, rolled it in waxed paper and refrigerated it overnight.  I baked the cookies the next morning so we had freshly baked, warm chocolate chip cookies to munch on with our coffee as we headed out for Bend.  I had a chunk of good quality chocolate in the cupboard so I chopped it into pieces rather than using chocolate chips.

5.0 from 3 reviews
Chocolate Coconut Hazelnut Cookies
 
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Ingredients
  • Egg replacer to equal one egg (1 large egg)
  • ½ cup vegan margarine (1/2 cup unsalted butter)
  • ¾ cup sucanat (3/4 cup granulated sugar)
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1¼ cups all-purpose flour
  • ½ tsp baking powder
  • ½ tsp baking soda
  • ¼ tsp salt
  • ½ cup shredded unsweetened coconut
  • ¾ cup vegan dark chocolate cut into squares (3/4 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips)
  • ½ cup hazelnuts, chopped and lightly toasted
Instructions
  1. In a food processor or large bowl, blend or mix together the egg replacer, margarine, sugar, and vanilla until smooth and set aside.
  2. In a large bowl, stir together the flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt, coconut, hazelnuts and chocolate. Add the margarine mixture and stir until well incorporated. Roll dough into balls, lay on cookie sheet and bake for 10 to 12 minutes in a 350 degree oven. Let cookies cool 5 minutes before removing from sheet.

 

Three Sisters Mountains in Bend, Oregon

Two of the Three Sisters Mountains in Bend, Oregon.

 Deer usually come visiting in the early evening.  They are so tame they would probably walk right into the condo if the door was left open.


Comments

  1. says

    Cathy, I like any cookie you can roll into a log and bake when you need them. Never have done that with a cc cookie….but the minute I saw the shape of these, I knew that’s what you’d done. Love the coconut addition too.
    My daughter was here last weekend and wanted me to make her Jacques Torres’ cc cookies. We found a recipe, but they need to be refrigerated overnight, so we didn’t have time to make them. That’s the next one I’m going to try. Then I’ll make yours.
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  2. says

    These look and sound delicious – a perfect start to a day of hiking! Vegan food doesn’t have to be scary, most of it is pretty tasty and most people wouldn’t know the difference in a taste test. Glad you liked these.

  3. says

    Just had to tell you that I made your snickerdoodle bread for my guild meeting tomorrow and sneaked a piece. YUMMY! DSO whined so much that I had to leave a few pieces for him. Will be posting it in a few weeks with a link back here.
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  4. says

    Beautiful shot of that mountain Cathy! And the cookies look and sound divine. I might have to make them to get my Oregon food fix. Love those hazelnuts.

  5. says

    I’m with you on vegan. I haven’t had the best results in the flavor department, with the few recipes I’ve tasted. But, bless those who prefer that choice. Love how you adapted this. When I saw “hazelnuts” it had YOU written all over them. They do look delicious.
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  6. says

    I got Devon’s blog for the December SRC and I made the most delicious trail mix cookies from her site. Lots of good stuff to choose from and your cookies were an excellent choice for SRC.

  7. Aimee says

    Cathy, Cathy…
    How will I ever survive my soon-to-start diet with the culinary temptation you bring into my life daily? LOL while ‘drooling’ over your cookie photos:) A question for you please–do these yummy looking, fantastic sounding cookies end up hard or soft after cooking and cooling?
    LOVE your Central Oregon photos! I am going to have to do a trip to Sunriver again one of these days:)
    Blessings, Aimee

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