Double Chocolate Coconut Cookies

Summer is slowly starting to creep its way out into Ithaca, which means a variety of things:
1.  My apartment turns into an oven.
2. It’s humid outside.
3. I can wear dresses again.

Let’s talk about #3.  Before moving to Ithaca, I basically wore dresses all the time (as in I probably only owned 2 pairs of pants). Then winter in Ithaca happened and my body was confused so I broke down and bought some pants and snow boots.  Not a happy camper.

I was born to wear dresses.

Some women look amazing in short skirts, others in long straight legs jeans.

Me? I can rock a dress like no other.

So naturally when it was 80 degrees out for our department barbecue, I decided a dress was in order.  Silly me, I forgot about the fact that the barbecue was on the lake, meaning it would be colder and windier than around my house.  Despite being bummed that I was cold and worrying my dress would fly up at any moment pretty much the whole time, I had a fun time.

At the very least, I looked cute and brought tasty cookies to share.

Double Chocolate Coconut Cookies

adapted from Foodess Double Chocolate Coconut Cookies

1/2 cup butter, softened
3/4 cup sugar
1 egg
1/2 tsp vanilla
3/4 cup + 2 tbsp flour
2 tbsp cocoa powder
1/2 tsp baking soda
1/4 tsp baking powder
1/4 tsp salt
1 cup (ish)chocolate chips
1 cup dried coconut
1/2 cup chopped walnuts

Pre-heat oven to 350.  Cream together butter, sugar, egg and vanilla.  Add flour, cocoa powder, baking soda, baking powder, and salt.  Mix until combined.  Fold in chocolate chips, coconut and walnuts.  Drop tablespoon sized balls of dough onto a greased cookie sheet, bake for about 12 minutes.

Cool and serve with a (martini) glass of milk.

What were you born to wear?