Chocolate chip and Rosewater Cookies with Coconut

Today while making my cookie dough batch to last us for the next few weeks I thought I would have a play with some flavours and came up with these little goodies!
They were so delish that I decided to pimp them up even more and serve them as a ice-cream sandwich for a special dessert treat…much to the delight of my kids!!

So what do you need? …
  • 250 grams of butter
  • 3/4 of a cup of Caster Sugar
  • 3/4 of a cup of Brown Sugar
  • 2 teaspoons of Rose water
  • 1 teaspoon of Vanilla paste
  • 1 Egg
  • 2 Cups of Plain Flour plus 1/4 of a cup for kneading
  • 2 tablespoons of dried Coconut
  • 1 teaspoon of bi-carb soda
  • Chocolate of your choice roughly cut into chucks... I use about 180 grams of milk chocolate, which is roughly half of a 375 gram block of the Woolworths Homebrand milk chocolate.
How you do it…
  • First soften your butter either by letting it sit out for a few hours or a quick zap in the microwave, being careful not to melt the butter.
  • Using a hand mixer or a mixmaster, cream the softened butter, both sugars, the rose water, vanilla paste and the egg together until you get a nice smooth creamy consistency.
  • In two batches add the flour, coconut and baking soda, and mix well.
  • Now mix in the chocolate, you can do so by hand mixing with a  wooden spoon, or be lazy like me and just throw in all in with the second batch of flour and let the mixmaster do the heavy lifting.
  • Turn the dough out onto a well floured bench and give in a good knead.
  • Roll it out into a long snake, wrap in a cling film and let it sit in the fridge for a couple of hours, this makes it cut into disks really easy.
  • When you are ready to bake, cut into cm slices and bake for 12 minutes on 190 degrees, or until golden. Let cool on a wire rack.
  • If your not making a huge amount of cookies in one hit freeze the leftovers in zip lock bags, I have found they only take about an hour to defrost.

To turn into Ice-cream sandwiches simply take two cookies and place a scope of your favourite ice-cream in between them. Tonight we used Vanilla as that's what we had in the freezer, but i think Chocolate would be just lush with these cookies.

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