Acquainted Cookies

Acquainted Cookies
Staff Writer

Frank Anzalone

I never tire of the combination of coconut, chocolate, and almond. I wanted to create a cookie that showcases each, yet is more about flavor and substance than its candy cousin. Acquainted offers bites of familiar flavor with an adult interpretation — moist inside, with an outer crunch; chewy and a little sweet.

24
Servings
126
Calories Per Serving
Deliver Ingredients

Ingredients

  • 3/4  Cups  unsalted butter, softened
  • 1/2  Cup  light brown sugar, packed
  • large egg
  • 1  Teaspoon  vanilla extract
  • 1/2  Teaspoon  almond extract
  • 1 1/4  Cup  all-purpose flour
  • 1/4  Teaspoon  salt
  • 1  Cup  almonds, finely chopped
  • 1  Cup  shredded coconut, unsweetened
  • 1/2  Tablespoon  mini chocolate chips

Directions

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. In a large bowl, using an electric mixer, cream together the butter and sugar until light and fluffy, about 3 minutes. Mix in the egg, vanilla, and almond extracts. Beat until well blended.

In a small bowl, whisk together the flour and salt and add to butter mixture. Beat until just incorporated. Stir in the almonds, coconut, and chocolate chips.

Scoop or drop by 1 rounded teaspoon portions and roll into oval shape in hands. Place each 1 inch apart on a parchment-lined or nonstick baking sheet. Bake for 10-12 minutes or until bottoms are golden brown. Let sit for a few minutes and transfer to a cooling rack.

Nutritional Facts

Total Fat
7g
10%
Sugar
6g
7%
Saturated Fat
3g
13%
Carbohydrate, by difference
14g
11%
Protein
3g
7%
Vitamin C, total ascorbic acid
3mg
4%
Vitamin K (phylloquinone)
2µg
2%
Calcium, Ca
20mg
2%
Choline, total
5mg
1%
Fiber, total dietary
1g
4%
Folate, total
27µg
7%
Iron, Fe
2mg
11%
Magnesium, Mg
24mg
8%
Niacin
1mg
7%
Phosphorus, P
60mg
9%
Selenium, Se
3µg
5%
Sodium, Na
124mg
8%
Water
14g
1%
Zinc, Zn
1mg
13%

Cookie Shopping Tip

Be sure to purchase the correct flour a recipe calls for – flours differ in gluten or protein content, making each suited for specific tasks.

Cookie Cooking Tip

Insert a toothpick into the center of cakes, bar cookies, and quick breads to test for doneness – it should come out clean or only have a few crumbs clinging to it.

Cookie Wine Pairing

Milk is more traditional with cookies than wine in the U.S., but a few cookies and a glass of sweet wine make a simple, enjoyable dessert. Sweet chenin blanc, muscat, or amontillado sherry with nut-based cookies; sauternes or sweet German wines with sugar cookies; cabernet sauvignon or cabernet franc with chocolate desserts; Italian vin santo with biscotti.