Thursday, June 20, 2013

Fish 'N Chips Cookies....#Improv

Betcha can't guess the theme for this month's Improv challenge. Fish and Chips! Don't you love it? Of course I had to figure out how to make a baked good using those two ingredients. Enter the lovely baked Goldfish crackers....

Improv is a monthly challenge for bloggers sponsored by Kristen of Frugal Antics of a Harried Homemaker. Each month Kristen chooses two seasonal ingredients and we have our way with them. So far, Fish and Chips has been the most challenging for me. :)

Luckily, Kristen gives us some leeway. The challenge wasn't quite so hard when I could include some ingredients that weren't so...well, so fishy. I do love fish, but somehow tilapia doesn't sound quite right in a cookie. The chips part was easy for me. Besides the usual chocolate chips, I was ready to give some roasted coconut chips a try. Oh my. They are good! 

There are times when my husband wonders if I will ever make just a normal baked good. Everything has to have a twist with me. Last week, I was craving an ordinary chocolate chip cookie. While checking around for a good recipe (wow...there are hundreds (!)--I do have to try one of those sea salt and dark chocolate varieties....), I came across a really good one using coconut oil. The recipe, Chewy Chocolate Chip Cookies, from The Cheeky Kitchen is awesome. It is the basis for the recipe I am going to share today.

Fish 'N Chips Cookies
Printable Recipe

1 3/4 cup flour
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 cup coconut oil
1 1/2 cups brown sugar
2 eggs
1 tablespoon vanilla
1 cup chocolate chips
1 cup pretzel Goldfish crackers
1/2 cup roasted coconut chips (or shredded coconut)

Preheat oven to 400 degrees F; line a cookie sheet with parchment paper or a silpat.

In a medium bowl, whisk the flour, salt, baking powder, and baking soda; set aside.

Place the coconut oil and the brown sugar in a mixing bowl. Beat until light and fluffy, about 2 minutes. Add the eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition. Stir in the vanilla.

Add the flour mixture into the sugar mixture, stirring until well blended. Fold in the chocolate chips, Goldfish, and coconut chips.

Use a cookie scoop to drop the dough onto the prepared baking sheets. Bake for 9-11 minutes or until the cookies are just golden. Remove from oven and cool on wire racks.

So, I've been a little tired and forgot to set the timer on this batch. I call them "Blackened Grouper" cookies. They actually tasted really good...just a bit crunchy. 

Easiest fish I've ever bones about it.

These cookies are really, really good. As I write this I am digesting the three that I had for dinner. They are just the right amount of chewy, salty, crunchy, and sweet. I heart them. 

Please check out what everyone else is making with Fish and Chips!

1 comment:

  1. You had me on the edge of my seat...Now, how is she going to do this? Then I read the recipe and it sounds delicious!