They always say the way to a man’s heart is through his stomach.
I one hundred percent agree. If my man didn’t already love me, then I’m also one hundred percent sure that these cookies would definitely do the trick. And if it didn’t, well then maybe he’s just not the man for after all — just kidding! To me, these are the definition of man cookies; chocolate, chocolate and more chocolate.
I found these coconut creme Hershey kisses at Target and I knew that I was going to have to bake something really awesome with them. Since the boyfriend loves coconut and has a birthday coming up this weekend, I figured why not surprise him with some cookies? Of course, it won’t be a complete surprise, as I am kind of spoiling it here but he still has yet to taste them! So aha, I still have some semblance of surprise! I plan on sneaking these cookies into the movies this Friday when we (finally) see the Hunger Games, shh!
Even though he has yet to taste them, I know that they will be a hit. Believe it or not, our three year (gasp!) anniversary is coming up next week and if I have learned anything about him in these past three years, it’s what he likes to eat. I mean, obviously I can only think about food and cooking all day so of course I would be quick to pick up on his favorites. Whenever we go out to eat, I can usually pinpoint what he is going to order before he even finds it on the menu, I’m just that good. Or I’m just that creepy, I’m not sure.
I do know, however, that if it’s got the words: prosciutto, bacon, fresh mozzarella, jalapeno, chocolate, coconut, coffee, taco or starts with ‘fish’ and ends with ‘chips’ — then he will definitely be there. Lately he has been a big fan of fish tacos and fish & chips, probably because I’m allergic and he is tired of me always trying to eat his food; so this is the surest way that it all stays on his plate and in his tummy.
In honor of my man’s birthday and our quickly approaching anniversary, I am dedicating next week’s blog posts and recipes to the love of my life; for allowing me to feed you strange things, for always putting up with my obsessive need to grocery shop whenever we are out together and for listening to countless stories about other blogs that I’m sure you don’t care about, this is for you so you better be hungry :) Next week I’ll be introducing a series of boyfriend-inspired recipes.
3/4 c. flour
3/4 c. cocoa powder
1 c. sugar
3/4 c. butter, softened
1 tsp. vanilla
1 tsp. baking soda
1/2 tsp. salt
1/2 c. shredded coconut
1 c. coconut creme Hershey kisses, chopped
Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. In a bowl, mix together the butter and sugar until creamed. Add in the eggs and vanilla. Sift together the cocoa powder, flour, baking soda and salt. Gradually mix into the butter mixture. Once mixed, stir in the coconut and Hershey kisses.
Spoon the dough onto a baking sheet and bake for about 12-15 until crisp on the edges and slightly glossy looking on top. Remove from sheet and cool.