reindeer bites cookies...

coconut, chocolate chips, caramel and graham crackers...delightfully delicious!
It's Day Nine here for our 25 Days of Christmas Treats Extravaganza!! Today we're heading out to the barn and talking reindeers. Well reindeer cookies that is. I found these over at Six Sisters Stuff and tweaked the recipe a bit to suit my needs. The flavor combination is quite surprising for a holiday cookie. There is the exotic flavor of coconut and the added texture of the graham crackers. I love drop cookies...they are so very easy to make. Perfect for a last minute afternoon tea with the ladies.


Merry Christmas and Happy Baking!!
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Reindeer Bites Cookies
(original recipe from Jocelyn from Inside BruCrew Life posted at Six Sisters Stuff)

1 c. butter, softened
1/2 c. sugar
1 c. brown sugar
1/2 tsp. baking soda
1 tsp. salt
2 eggs
1/2 tsp. coconut extract
1/2 tsp. vanilla
1 c. flour
1 c. whole wheat pastry flour
1 c. graham cracker crumbs
1 c. caramel bites (or cut up caramel pieces)
1 c. coconut
1 c. chocolate chunks
1/4 c. graham cracker chunks

Preheat oven to 375* Beat shortening, butter, and sugars until fluffy. Beat in baking soda, salt, coconut extract and vanilla. Add eggs one at a time, beating after each. Slowly add flour and graham cracker crumbs. Stir in caramel bites, coconut, choc chunks, and graham pieces. Drop by rounded teaspoon onto a cookie sheet. Bake 10-13 minutes. Let stand on the cookie sheet for a few minutes after removing from oven. The caramel on the bottom needs time to set up before you can remove them. Store in an airtight container.
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