For the second year in a row I participated in the annual Food Blogger Cookie Swap. I love getting the opportunity to spread holiday cheer across the country to fellow food bloggers. And what better way to spread holiday cheer than with a batch of homemade cookies? I sure hope the recipients liked them as much as we did here.
For this year’s swap, I decided to take my favorite chocolate chip cookie recipe and switch things up a bit. I swapped out the semi-sweet chocolate chips for dark chocolate chips and added in some cashews and shredded coconut. Although I had never tried this particular combination of ingredients in cookie-form before, I was completely satisfied with the end result. The texture was spot on- the cashews add a nice crunch and the coconut adds just a touch of chewiness. I will forever love my favorite chocolate chip cookies but this recipe proves that sometimes trying something new can be a very good thing….