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Polish Cookie Surprise

January 28, 2010 Recipe Roundup No Comments

Cookies Serving CloseupCookies ServingYet another installment in the “Polish” cooking series.  If you have read any of my other recipes, you know I name everything I concoct in the food arena “Polish” something or another.  So here are my Polish Cookie Surprise cookies, and you can feel free to add other ingredients, such as raisins, cranraisins, dates, etc.  In this mix I used a variety of nuts.  This particular batch that I made for Christmas made about 11.5 dozen.  Start with a premade cookie dough mix.  This past Christmas at Sam’s they had the Pillsbury Chocolate Chip cookie dough in a 5 lb. tub from the refrigerated section.  The package tub says it will make 80 cookies, but by adding a few extra ingredients, and depending on what size you make the cookies, you can make far more.  I used about a heaping teaspoon size or so.  A few years ago, Publix had a Russell Stover Chocolate Cookie Mix ready made dough that was out of this world, but they only carried it that one year at Christmas that I ever saw.  Enjoy!

  • 1 Premade Chocolate Cookie Dough container
  • 1/2 cup chopped pecans
  • 1/2 cup chopped walnuts
  • 1/2 cup chopped almonds
  • 1 cup shredded coconut flakes
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Mix the premade cookie dough in a large bowl with the chopped nuts and coconut.  I like to put on a pair of disposable gloves and just mush it all together with my hands.  If you try using a spoon or mixture, it will just clump up.
  3. Drop about a heaping teaspoon full onto an ungreased cookie sheet, about 2 inches apart.  If you can keep 3 cookie sheets going at one time, that is great.
  4. Bake 10 to 14 minutes, or longer, just keep a watchful eye so they won’t burn, until golden brown.
  5. Cool 1 minute before removing from cookie sheet.  Then thoroughly cool on cooling racks before storing.  You can store these in an airtight container for best results.  Although they are really good to eat while still warm from the oven.  Mmmmmmmmmmmmmm!
  6. Our Test Kitchen Hint: Try adding a variety of chopped dried fruits and other nuts.  You can buy nuts already chopped, but it is cheaper to by the bulk size full nuts from Costco, Sam’s Club, or other such store, and chop them yourself.  I don’t even mess with one of those fancy chopping gadgets, I just put a handful or two into a Zip-Lock bag and pound it with the flat side of a meat tenderizer or hammer.  That way you can get real chunky pieces instead of ground up pieces.

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