BRAZILIAN STYLE COCONUT COOKIES

This recipe is dedicated to all my friends from Brazil. I decided to devote the first recipe of the month to a Latin American country, to know much more about the culture and traditions of the country.

As you know Brazil is famous for its beaches, beautiful women and carnivals which they feel very proud because it is a very important event in the country.
Besides this they have a very delicious variety of meals, which cost me a little to pronounce, but thanks to my Brazilian friends I have known and tasted much more of this delicious culture.
The exotic fruits are part of the appeal they have and coconut is one that is used constantly in the Brazilian food.
It caught my attention, is that it does not contain gluten and are not made with flour, are made with cornstarch.
This is the first time I make cookies of this type.
They are very quick and easy to make, the texture is completely different from any cookie, you must be very careful not to brown too much or burn. It is important to include different styles of cuisines to our family, show our children that the world has great variety of ingredients and different dishes.
And to start you can make these delicious cookies and so we tasted a bit of this exotic and beautiful country.

INGREDIENTS

1 stick butter at room temperature
2 egg yolks
3/4 cup coconut milk
1 cup sugar
4 1/2 cup cornstarch
1 teaspoon coconut extract
1 cup shredded coconut
1 pinch of salt

DIRECTIONS

In a large bowl cream butter with egg yolks and sugar, set aside.
Combine the cornstarch with the grated coconut.
Alternate adding the coconut milk and the cornstarch mixture in to the creamed mixture. Then add a pinch of salt and teaspoon coconut extract.
Mix well until dough is formed soft but not sticky.
Roll balls of dough and place them on a grease baking tray. Press with a fork to give them a simple decoration.

Bake at 350 degrees F (175 degrees C) for 35 minutes or until cookies fell tight when you press them in the center.
When ready, removed them from the oven and place on a rack, allow to cool completely. Store in an airtight container.

This recipe makes 22 cookies.

Preparation time 1 hour.

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CHOCOLATE CHIPS COOKIES WITH MIXED NUTS

We are closer to the holidays, and there is nothing better than fill our home with homemade delights.

The homemade cookies are a necessity in my house, we could say that almost every day I bake cookies. These chocolate and nuts are delicious and very easy to do.
Surprise your family with homemade treats, will change the way in which they enjoy meals at home.

INGREDIENTS

1/2 cup sugar
1/2 cup brown sugar
1 stick of room temperature butter
11/2 cup of flour
1 teaspoon of baking powder
1 egg
1 teaspoon of vanilla
1/2 cup of chocolate chips
1/2 chopped mix nuts

DIRECTIONS

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).
In a bowl mix the flour with the baking powder.
Cream butter with both sugars.
Add egg, vanilla and flour gradually, when it well incorporated add the chocolate chips and mixed nuts. The dough will be soft.
Spoon the mixture into a tray lined with parchment paper.

Bake for 11 minutes.

Immediately place on a rack to cool completely.

This recipe makes 18 cookies.

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SNICKERDOODLES WITH A TWIST


This classic recipe, it became a favorite of my family when we add chocolate chips to the batter.
And it’s been a hit in any activity.

INGREDIENTS  

3/4 cups of sugar
1 1/3 cups of all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon of cinnamon
1 teaspoon of cream of tartar
1/2 teaspoon of baking soda
1 stick of butter
1 egg
1 tablespoon of each white and dark chocolate chips

DIRECTIONS


Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F (200 degrees C).
Beat the sugar and the butter until creamy. Add the egg and the chocolate chips.
Combine in a bowl flour, cinnamon, cream of tartar, and baking soda.
Gradually add the flour mixture to the butter mixture until is completely combine.
Roll into 1-inch balls.
Place on a tray.

Bake for 10 minutes or until set.

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DOUBLE CHOCOLATE CHIPS COOKIES

We all like something sweet from time to time, these cookies are addictive, crispi on the outside and soft on the inside, make your afternoon coffee in one of the best moments.

INGREDIENTS
2 sticks unsalted butter
1 cup sugar
2 3/4 cup flour
1 teaspoon vanilla
1/4 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips
1/4 cup white chocolate chips
DIRECTIONS
Cream butter with sugar, leave it until it turns a very light yellow. Add the vanilla and chocolate chips and flour gradually. The dough is ready when it is completely separated from the bowl of the mixer and form a ball. In a baking tray place spoonfuls of the mixture and flatten a bit, do not need to be completely flat. Put the trays in a preheated oven at 325 degrees and bake for 15 minutes. Once ready place it directly on a rack to cool.
Cream butter with sugar, leave it until it turns a very light yellow. Add the vanilla and chocolate chips and flour gradually. The dough is ready when it is completely separated from the bowl of the mixer and form a ball. In a baking tray place spoonfuls of the mixture and flatten a bit, do not need to be completely flat. Put the trays in a preheated oven at 325 degrees and bake for 15 minutes. Once ready place it directly on a rack to cool.
Allow to cool completely before you begin eating.
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CLASSIC SUGAR COOKIES

So simple and delicious these cookies will delight the whole family.
INGREDIENTS
2 sticks unsalted butter
1/2 cup sugar
3/4 cup powdered sugar
2 egg yolks
1 teaspoon vanilla
1 tablespoon lemon zest
2 1/4 cups flour
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
pinch of salt
DIRECTIONS
Cream butter with sugar until fluffy, add lemon zest, vanilla and egg yolks. Apart incorporate the dry ingredients together and add them to the previous mixture slowly.
Let it cool for about 30 minutes.
In a tray lined with wax paper place tablespoons of the mixture separated by 3 inches between them, mash with the hand lightly.
Bake a 350 degrees for 15 minutes.

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