These Toasted Coconut Cookie Dough Bites are delicious and super easy! The cookie dough balls have mini chocolate chips and toffee bits inside and are rolled in toasted coconut. 

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When I was little (around 6) my sister Susan, who was 10 years older, would use me as an accessory to everything she did. If she wanted to deliver treats to a guy she liked, guess who walked them up to his front door? Me. If she needed someone to go shopping with? Me. If she needed someone to demonstrate a haircut on for school, the lucky hair model? Me.

It worked out for both of us. She needed me and I felt needed.

And good thing I was a sport because she wasn’t even a hairdresser. She was just kind of winging it. Maybe I can blame her for my hideous hair in my elementary school pictures.Toasted Coconut Cookie Dough Bites - these are delicious and super easy! the-girl-who-ate-everything.com

You NEED these Toasted Coconut Cookie Dough bites. My 3-year-old daughter has been extremely needy and whiny lately. I’m new to this girl thing so I’m hoping it’s a phase but part of me is terrified that it’s not. Please send help. Anyway, she really, really (insert whiny voice here) wanted to make a treat before her nap and luckily I had everything to throw these together. They are amazing.Toasted Coconut Cookie Dough Bites - these are delicious and super easy! the-girl-who-ate-everything.comI know coconut is polarizing to some but seriously…I love these.

Toasted Coconut Cookie Dough Bites - these are delicious and super easy! the-girl-who-ate-everything.com

Toasted Coconut Cookie Dough Bites - these are delicious and super easy! the-girl-who-ate-everything.com
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Toasted Coconut Cookie Dough Bites

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup butter , softened
  • 3/4 cup firmly packed brown sugar
  • 1 (14-ounce) can sweetened condensed milk
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 cups flour
  • 1/2 cup miniature semisweet chocolate morsels
  • 3/4 cup toffee bits
  • 3 cups toasted shredded coconut (see Note for how to toast coconut)

Instructions

  1. Line a rimmed baking tray with parchment paper or foil.
  2. Beat butter and brown sugar at medium speed until fluffy in a large bowl. Add in the condensed milk and vanilla. Beat until smooth. Gradually incorporate the flour, continuing to beat until combined. Stir in the mini chocolate chips and toffee bits.
  3. Shape the dough into 1-inch balls. You can chill the dough for a couple of minutes to make this easier or coat your hands with cooking spray so they don't stick to the dough. Roll balls in toasted coconut and place on prepared baking sheet.
  4. Chill for at least 2 hours. Keep stored in an airtight container in the refrigerator.

Recipe Notes

You can toast coconut a variety of ways. You can do it in a skillet over medium high heat and stir until golden brown. You can also do it in the oven. Bake at 350 degrees in a single layer on a baking sheet for 5-10 minutes. Stir intermittently to ensure even browning. Be careful! It's easy to burn if you lose track of time.

Source: The Best of Paula Deen magazine 2015

Toasted Coconut Cookie Dough Bites - these are delicious and super easy! the-girl-who-ate-everything.com