A Brave New World Cookie

10 Jul

As brave as I think I am in the kitchen, I have never altered a recipe when baking. Yesterday all of that changed.

For the Leftovers Club this month, I was paired with Shaina Wizov of “Take a Bite Out of Boca“. She writes reviews on restaurants in her area of Boca Raton, Florida, as well as sharing her own recipes.

I decided to experiment with these cookies and I am so excited about how they turned out. I used my normal chocolate chip cookie base so the consistency would still be delish. Then I added chocolate chips, butterscotch chips, coconut and chopped pecans. They seemed a little dry right before I was going to add the extras, so I put in some coconut oil.

A few friends tried them and approved, so I will have to try more experiments soon! Shaina, I hope you enjoy my Brave New World Cookie.

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A Brave New World Cookie

Adapted from my favorite chocolate chip recipe


  • 2 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup (1 stick) butter, softened
  • 3/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 3/4 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 large eggs
  • a few drops of coconut oil
  • 1/4 cup semisweet chocolate chips
  • 1/4 cup butterscotch chips
  • 1/4 cup shredded coconut
  • 1/4 cup chopped pecans


PREHEAT oven to 375° F.COMBINE flour, baking soda and salt in small bowl. Beat butter, granulated sugar, brown sugar and vanilla extract in large mixer bowl until creamy. Add eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition. Gradually beat in flour mixture. Stir in morsels, coconut and nuts. Drop by rounded tablespoon onto ungreased baking sheets.

BAKE for 9 to 11 minutes or until golden brown. Cool on baking sheets for 2 minutes; remove to wire racks to cool completely.


Leftover Club

One of my favorite things about the Leftovers Club is that it gives me new opportunities to experiment in the kitchen. If you are interested in being part of the club,  make sure you visit theleftoversclub.com for more information!

9 Responses to “A Brave New World Cookie”

  1. Julie July 10, 2014 at 8:38 am #

    Oooolala! Those sound so yummy. You are a brave girl. I am such a recipe follower…you inspire me.

  2. fayerodF July 10, 2014 at 8:40 am #

    Such a great combination of flavors! Love it!!

  3. ecavalla July 10, 2014 at 8:41 am #

    yum! this experiment was obviously a success!!

  4. Elizabeth - Cooking with Milton July 10, 2014 at 10:46 am #

    They look great! Experimentation is worth it (sometimes…). Quick question, did you use sweetened coconut or unsweetened? I’ve made cookies with sweetened before, and they about sent me into a coma, but the recipe I used also had a ton of sugar in it, so just curious!

    • Charlotte Turtle July 10, 2014 at 3:48 pm #

      Hi Elizabeth-

      It says 100% Extra Virgin Coconut Oil. That is the only ingredient, so I guess that means unsweetened. I hope that helps!

      Thanks for reading,

  5. Shaina Wizov (Take a Bite Out of Boca) July 10, 2014 at 11:21 am #

    Ohhh I can’t wait to try these!! I absolutely LOVE coconut

  6. Michele @ Alwayzbakin July 11, 2014 at 4:39 am #

    Yum! Chocolate, butterscotch and coconut? Would wouldn’t love that? They sound scrumptious. 😉

  7. elfhaven13 July 12, 2014 at 5:49 pm #

    AWESOME!!! I love the name. Good for you. My problem was never following a recipe and never measuring that has been the hardest thing for me to learn was to measure and of course I still can’t measure something’s because I just have to taste it and see what I think it needs. Kudos! I for one am so proud of you. The Brave New World is right. This will open up all kinds of recipe thoughts and accomplishments now.

  8. shaywiz July 15, 2014 at 7:40 pm #

    Got your cookies today and just had one…SO good!!! Thanks!

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