Chocolate coconut cookies filled with fluffy coconut cream cheese, and coconut garnish. Simple to make and utterly delicious to munch on.
I am a total chocolate fanatic. These Chocolate Coconut Cookies are a recipe I made for Food Fanatic. I am their resident Chocolate Fanatic. It’s a pretty cool gig. Not going to lie. I just love my job. Every. Single. Day.
It just so happens I’m also a coconut fanatic. So I decided to combine the two things. It’s the perfect cookie. Chocolate cookies topped with a sweet, fluffy cream cheese frosting. It’s pure chocolate and coconut heaven.
What I love about these cookies is how festive they are. There is just something about coconut this time of the year that just screams holidays. I think it’s that the coconut looks so much like snow. So naturally it puts you in the Christmas spirit.
We could all use a little more cheer at this time of the year. I find as the holiday gets closer people get crankier, and crankier. Just go to any store to pick up something essential and look around at all the grumpy people out shopping. The holidays do not always bring out the best in people.
When I run into people like that I just want to hand them a cookie, or some fudge. Something to cheer them up, and get their mood perked up. Some folks are just moody because they hate to shop. But keep in mind that’s not always the case this time of the year.
So this is a little friendly reminder to be tolerant this time of the year. Why? Because there’s a lot of folks out there missing loved ones this time of the year. I speak from personal experience. I lost my Mom when I was a teenager, and each year I spend a lot of time thinking about her. Missing her. Wishing she was here.
The next time you see someone who isn’t happy remember that. Maybe they are missing someone too. They may have someone close to them who has passed away, they may have someone they love in the military and unable to come home for the holidays. Or maybe they are struggling financially and the holidays are causing them stress.
Be just a little nicer, even to those you think may not deserve it. Those are usually the ones who need it the most!
I also would love to encourage folks to donate things to retirement homes, or the sick kids hospital. You could change someone’s whole life with a little act of kindness. To me that’s what Christmas is all about. Giving more of your heart than your wallet.
I hope everyone has the best holiday season ever. No matter what you call it the bottom line is it’s a time to reflect on what’s important in life. To me that’s family. My son is here from Calgary right now and I am loving having both my kids under one roof for a couple of weeks. It’s the best gift I could ever get.
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You can also find this recipe for these Chocolate Coconut Cookies over at Food Fanatic. I’m a monthly contributor over there. I’m one of their Chocolate Fanatics. I love being part of the Food Fanatic family. They are such a great group of people.
I have some great recipes coming up soon on their site so be sure to follow Food Fanatic closely to see what myself, and other contributors are cooking up for you. You can also find my recipe for Chocolate Tacos on their site, as well as a fabulous recipe for Marble Bark with Pistachios. Both would be perfect for the holidays.
I hope you are enjoying every minute of your holiday season. Spend as much time with people you love as you can. Be in the moment. Life life to the fullest. You’ll never regret it.
One of the best ways to make memories is to cook with people you care about. I love cooking and baking with my hooligans for the holidays. You’re not just making cookies, you’re making memories. Soak up every minute.
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Toodles and smoochies! xx