I was hungry for some cookies last night so I threw these together. I used milk chocolate chips because I had some that I needed to use up, but I'm sure these cookies would also be delicious with semi-sweet chocolate as well. If you want to give them even more of an Almond Joy candy bar feel, you can throw in some chopped almonds.
COCONUT CHOCOLATE CHIP COOKIES
From Hannah's Kitchen
1 cup shortening
3/4 cup brown sugar
3/4 cup white sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla
2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon salt
2 cups milk chocolate chips
1 cup shredded sweetened coconut
1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Line cookie sheets with parchment paper.
2. In a large bowl, cream shortening and sugars until light and fluffy. Add in eggs and vanilla and mix until combined. In a small bowl, stir together flour, baking soda, and salt. Slowly add flour mixture to the sugar mixture, mixing just until combined. Stir in chocolate chips and coconut.
3. Drop dough by the tablespoon onto cookie sheets and bake 8-10 minutes, or until edges begin to turn light brown. Cool on cookie sheets for 5 minutes, then remove to wire racks to cool completely.