Tuesday, February 16, 2010

Chocolate Chip Treasure Cookies

OK, I know lent is tomorrow, so not exactly prime time to post a sweet treat! But we made these for a friend today, knowing her she gave up sugar for lent, so she may have to freeze or eat up tonight!
Anyway, these are the best darn cookies on this side of the Mississippi - I am not kidding! This recipe is from Melanie's blog - love her recipes!

1 1/2 cups graham cracker crumbs (about 25-30 squares)
1/2 cup flour
2 teaspoons baking powder
1 14 oz. can sweetened condensed milk
1/2 cup butter, room temperature
1 1/3 cups coconut
2 cups (1 package) semisweet chocolate chips - (I used a tad bit less)
1 cup walnuts, chopped (optional)

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. In a small bowl, mix graham cracker crumbs, flour and baking powder. In a large bowl, beat sweetened condensed milk and butter until smooth. Add graham cracker crumb mixture; mix well. Stir in coconut, chocolate chips and walnuts. Drop by rounded tablespoons onto ungreased cookie sheets. Bake 9-10 minutes or until lightly browned.

NOTE: I had to bake 1-2 minutes longer and I think it could have used a slight more amount of graham cracker crumbs.

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