Thursday, September 27, 2012

Make Do Cookies

One of our family traditions is to make chocolate chip cookies when it rains. Well, the other day it started to rain , so I decided to make  C.C.C. Well, come to find out that we didn't have any chocolate chips. :( But, we did have Brach's Chocolate Covered Peanut Clusters. So, I used these to substitute the chocolate chips. That's not all. I started mixing up the ingredients; butter, sugar, etc.
Just to clarify, we have 6 people in our family and most recipes have to be doubled at least. So, naturally I started making a double batch of cookies. That's a lot of cookies!! And you know, I didn't realize what I was doing until I put the flour in. Oops!
Anyway after figuring that out, my mom and I laughed and added coconut to them on a whim. The cookies turned out pretty good. The peanuts gave it more of a peanut butter cookie taste and the coconut gave it a nice chew. There were so many I rolled them into balls and froze them in qt. size bags. It was fun and I learned from my mistake.

Here's the recipe. Enjoy!
A double batch may not even fit in your mixer.

Peanut Cluster Coconut Cookies
Note: This works best in a mixer.

Cream the following together in a large bowl:

1 1/3 cups of butter, softened

1 cup white sugar

1 cup dark brown sugar


2 eggs, beaten

Beat until fluffy.

In another bowl, combine:

3 cups of all purpose flour

1 teaspoon salt

1 teaspoon baking soda

Add dry to wet ingredients and mix just until combined.


2 cups of Brach's Peanut Clusters
1 cup of shredded coconut

Bake at 350 degrees for 9-11 minutes depending on whether you like them soft or crispy.

Shared with:
Tea Time Tuesday
We Did It Wednesday
The Chef Next Door


  1. Hello Emily,
    What a joy to have you join my tea party! It does my heart good to find young ladies who are sold out for the Lord! Your cookies look and sound wonderful! Thanks so much for sharing with us and have a fabulous day.


  2. That sounds good to put the peanut clusters in. I love any kind of chocolate chip cookie.



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