After getting in trouble for sassing his mother at the mall, my 4 year old nephew told his mom,
“I’m only 4. I can’t be good all the time.”
This line has become a family favorite and I use it especially when I’m about to dive into something delicious. And you can spare me the lecture about labeling foods good & bad. I get it….mmmm k? Relax, it’s a joke. I think it’s pretty darn funny that a 4 year old would blame his behavior on his age. So what’s my excuse for having cookies on the blog today? Well, I love milk and cookies. And sometimes a girl has to treat herself. In moderation, of course.
This my friends, is one of those times.
Did you know that June is dairy month? That is another reason why I just had to make cookies. Because in my opinion, it doesn’t get much better than a glass of cold milk with a warm, gooey chocolate chip cookie.
In honor of dairy month, I want to take a moment and give a shout out to a few of my favorite dairy farmers and their blogs. Check out this adorable story about how Adriane met her husband, Chris. I had to laugh when Adriane wrote on her blog last week about walnuts tasting like tree bark. Sorry Adriane, but I totally disagree. Walnuts taste like heaven, which is why I added them to this recipe. We can agree to disagree.
I also adore Janet Bremer and her blog. I met Janet in person a few months ago and have really enjoyed following her journey through dairy farming. She provides a great perspective about life as a dairy farmer, and is always willing to answer any question. If you have any concerns about dairy farming practices, she is a great person to connect with.
I think I’ll just go back to eating cookies now.
- 1 cup whole wheat white flour
- 1 cup all purpose flour
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 1 teaspoon baking soda
- 1 cup granulated sugar
- 1 cup brown sugar
- 1 stick butter
- 1 tablespoon vanilla
- 2 eggs
- 1 cup coconut flakes
- 1 cup walnut pieces
- 1 cup semi sweet chocolate chips
- Combine both types of flour, salt, and baking soda. Set aside.
- Combine sugars, butter, vanilla, and eggs. Mix well.
- Add flour mixture to the creamed sugar mixture. Combine well and then add coconut, walnuts, and chocolate chips. Chill in the refrigerate for 30 minutes.
- Once the dough has chilled, divide and measure dough into 1.5 oz servings. Bake at 375 for 10-11 minutes. Allow to sit on pan for 2-3 minutes after removing from oven.