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Monday, March 21, 2011

Butterscotch Coconut Cookies

Years ago, we lived in a home that had an apartment in the basement.  It was nice for us.  We only had one child and could rent out the bottom for almost as much as our entire house payment.  We rented it to three different families over a three and a half year period.  By the end of that time, we had four sons and really wanted to use the entire house.  One of the gals who lived downstairs gave me a recipe for German Chocolate Cookies.  They were so good, I often made them and then ate most of batch all by myself.
With four strapping teenage-ish sons, I no longer have to fear that I will be the one to eat all the cookies.  This time I changed up the recipe a bit and added butterscotch chips instead of milk chocolate.  I also omitted the nuts.  This made for a really sweet cookie, but they were well received.  

Butterscotch Coconut Cookies 
1 1/2 cup graham cracker crumbs (1 of those packages of crackers thrown in the food processor is usually the correct amount)
1/2 cup flour
2 tsp baking powder
1 14oz can sweetened condensed milk
1/2 cup softened butter
1 1/2 cup flaked coconut
1 cup butterscotch chips
Mix graham cracker crumbs, flour and baking powder. In another bowl, beat condensed milk and butter until smooth. Mix all together, then add coconut, chips and walnuts. Slightly grease cookie sheet. Bake at 375 degrees for 9 to 10 minutes until light brown.

29 comments:

Faith said...

mmmm coconut and butterscotch...sounds good to me!!!

danasfoodforthought said...

These sound so good! I wish I had some teenage boys around to eat the cookies I make, because I would end up eating way too many!

Vimitha Anand said...

I would devour the whole batch in one sitting... I love the flavor of butterscotch... Yummy cookies

Roxan said...

Butterscotch and coconut, two things I love! These cookies sound great.
That must have been so awesome to rent out the apartment for almost as much as your house payment. I would LOVE that right now.

Beth said...

Even though my teenagers are girls, I feel the same way about cookies. My youngest often takes most of a batch to school to share with her friends, which means I get one or two for myself. Perfect!

Joanne said...

Ooo I've never combined coconut and butterscotch before but these sound divine!

Michael Toa said...

I read the list of ingredients and I saw sweetened condensed milk... yum. I find an excuse to open another can by making these delicious cookies. Wonderful.

I Like To Cook 222 said...

What a unique combination! It sounds very good!

Prathima Rao said...

I love both coconut-y flavor & butterscotch..but never tried the 2 together...Im sure it would be a hit at home..bookmarked it!!
Prathima Rao
Prats Corner

Emily Malloy said...

This looks DELISH.

Ann said...

I love butterscotch. These looks terrific.

Micha said...

I would have never thought of coconut and butterscotch together but I can imagine it would be awesome.

Diethood.com said...

Butterscotch chips and coconut in a cookie?! aye aye aye... oh my gosh... and you shared them? ;-)

egbkid said...

Oh, wow! I love German chocolate cake, and i am always looking for new cookie recipes, i will have to try them!

Sherry @ Lamp Unto My Feet said...

Yum! This sounds delish!

The Country Cook said...

I like the two flavors combined together!

Ryan said...

These sound delicious! I love both coconut and butterscotch so I'm definitely trying these. Yum!

Erin said...

I just love butterscotch! I wouldn't have thought to pair it with coconut but that sounds super yummy! Thanks for the recipe!

Tiffanee said...

Oh YUM!! I would be afraid of eating them all even with the kids around.

SARAPLICIOUS! said...

You had me at Butterscotch...

Lizzy said...

Oh, gosh, so many of my favorite ingredients in one cookie...these sound divine!!!

Katerina said...

My husband loves coconut. I am keeping these to make them for him!

Magic of Spice said...

What a great combo :)

potandkettlecookbook said...

I love coconut and butterscotch but I've never thought to combine them! Great idea!

Terra said...

I decided butterscotch makes any day a good day!! Mixing it with coconut sounds wonderful:-)
Take care,
Terra

Belinda said...

It sounds like you had perfect neighbors. These are a definite must-try.

sara826 said...

These loook so yummy! I have a twelve year old and he has eaten like a teenager since he was 6. I am afraid what he is going to be like when he is a teenager!

Susi's Kochen und Backen said...

Yum, coconut and butterscotch sounds like a wonderful combination! With three kids I never have to worry either about eating too many cookies, I usually have to fight them to get a couple ;o)

Emily said...

I never would have thought of this combination but I LOVE it. I am going to try it this weekend.

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