Happy Monday, folks! I hope you had a lovely weekend. Mine was (not surprisingly) food focused, including a lunch with my aunt and uncle who were in New York visiting from Florida, as well as strawberry picking with my mom yesterday. I know I said you were in for some blueberry recipes here soon, but now you’re in for strawberries as well! But first…
I had a chance to clean through the “closet” of my blog this weekend, updating my Recipe Index, and in the process I found a bunch of drafted recipes from earlier this spring that I somehow forgot to share! What can I say, between e-booking, a vacation in Florida last month, planning a trip to Europe, and other life things, my brain has been a bit scattered.
But that’s beside the point, and not nearly as interesting as this recipe I dug up, caramel coconut brownie cookies!
I made these cookies back in May, when I made Rolo Brownie Bites. I guess I was on a caramel brownie kick. 🙂
If you were a Little Debbie addict growing up like I was, you might remember Star Crunch snacks? Well, the flavor of these cookies are spot-on with a Star Crunch (if you’re not a Little Debbie connoisseur, they’re also very similar in flavor to a Samoas Girl Scout cookie).
The cookies are a cinch to make, and are dense and super chewy from the caramel bits. I actually think two of ’em with a little ice cream between would make the perfect summer ice cream sandwich, so I might need to bake up another batch of ’em soon!
[print_this]Caramel Coconut Brownie Cookies
Starting with a boxed brownie mix, you’ll have these chewy, gooey caramel coconut brownie cookies in and out of the oven in no time. If you can’t find caramel baking bits, just chop regular soft caramel candies into small pieces instead.
Makes about 2 1/2 dozen cookies
Prep time: 15 minutes
Cook time: 12 minutes
- 1 boxed fudge brownie mix
- 1 large egg
- 1/4 cup canola oil
- 2 tablespoons water
- 1 cup sweetened flaked coconut
- 1/2 cup caramel baking bits (Kraft makes these, they’re usually in the baking aisle)
Heat the oven to 350 degrees F. Line cookie sheets with parchment paper.
In a large mixing bowl, stir the brownie mix, egg, oil, and water until mixed. Stir in the coconut and caramel baking bits.
Drop the cookie dough by rounded tablespoon onto the prepared cookie sheets. Bake 10 to 12 minutes or until the cookies are baked through.[/print_this]