Monday, January 18, 2010

15 Days

Island Cookies

These cookies were inspired by circumstance. We are in the midst of re-watching all the episodes of LOST to date-starting with the Season 1 Premiere. Every night, every day, every spare minute, particulary utilizing weekend timeoff hours. The past two weekends have been comprised of Lost Marathons, 12+ hours/day of LOST Mania. By end of day today we will be on Season 2, Episode 15: Maternity Leave.

15 days until the final season premiere on February 2, 2010 8/7c; only 64 episodes to catch up-4 per day.

It's going to be aweeeeeeesome!

All the goodies in these cookies originate from an island source, coconut, pecans, chocolate, maybe the island itself... They have everything a good cookie should. They are cripsy, crunchy and the sweetness of the coconut resonates and compliments the chocolate and the pecans. Plus, they are LOST themed.

Can I just add: Shun the Non-believer...

½ cup butter
½ cup shortening
1 cup brown sugar
1 cup white sugar
Cream together until shiny

2 eggs
1 teaspoon vanilla
Beat until batter increases in volume, and lightens in color

1 cup shredded coconut
1 cup pecans
1 cup chopped chocolate
1 ½ cups flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
½ teaspoon salt
Mix together until incorporated

Stir in 6oz. condensed milk

Drop .75oz spoonfuls onto greased cookie sheet
Bake for 7-9 minutes
Transfer to wire rack and allow to cool

13 Sweet Talkers:

Sarah said...

Sounds delicious. I love lost - what a great present to me, to have the lost premire on my birthday!

Camille said...

Truly inspirational! I wouldn't mind living on that island - any island actually - but that island with those cookies!...
Have fun watching Lost!!! :)

Cupcake Activist said...

I can't wait for LOST too! I'm glad to see there are other fans out there. Those cookies sound so good!

Tangled Noodle said...

Coconut, pecans and chocolate together is just about the best combination EVER! Wait, there's sweetened condensed milk, too?! I'd happily be stranded on a 'desserted' island if I had these for provisions. Happy watching!

Valerie said...

I have got to try these! They look absolutely perfect!

I just started watching Lost from the pilot and am on season 3. I started a couple of weeks ago and better hurry up. I had never seen a single episode before, but for some reason the commercials for the final season made me want to watch. Glad you were inspired to give us all something great! :)

Naomi said...

The cookies look wonderful! Wait, WHAT?! This is the last season of Lost? Oh, how WILL I go on? ;)

Chef Aimee said...

I am not a fan of Lost, but I am a fan of your blog and a fan of these cookies! :)

Barbara said...

I don't watch Lost either, but I would start if you would supply the cookies!

Mommyto2boys said...

My dad is big fan of LOST also and eating these cookies while watching LOST would be a perfect start to the season, even if it's the last one! Only thing is that he's allergic to coconut, so I might try to use dried mango for his batch, but for me I'm all about the coconut! Thanks for inspiring me to make that night a yummy one!

Anonymous said...

yummy yummy cookies and a good movie.

Acting Balanced Mom said...

look so yummy! adding to my to be tried recipes... never watched Lost but glad you were inspired

stopping by from SITS and

Connie said...

Those cookies are filled with yumminess! I'm assuming the condensed milk is sweetened condensed and not evaporated. Am I assuming correctly?
Have a delicious time watching Lost.

Pamela said...

I love lost. I should really watch the old seasons before the Final Season. So sad to see it come to an end.

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