When someone says the word “chocolate,” does white, milk or dark chocolate come to mind first?
As you can see, I am all about asking the tough questions today. It’s pressing matters like these that are constantly circling my train of thought and need addressing. Because who can focus on work when there are so many types of chocolate to be examined!
I, for one, rarely think about white chocolate. I have just never been a fan, unless it’s paired with lots of other delicious items like coconut and candy and nuts.
And apparently, I’m not alone! I did a little digging and discovered that in an EatingWell poll, only 6% of people said that white chocolate is their favorite. Dark chocolate won, with 64% of the votes, and milk chocolate gathered 28%. Of course that isn’t exactly the most scientific poll, but still interesting to consider.
I also found a fun article on Kitchen Daily: “What Your Favorite Type of Chocolate Says About You.” I couldn’t decide on my favorite, since peanut butter chocolate wasn’t an option, so I’m somewhere between dark chocolate and chocolate caramel.
The description for a chocolate caramel lover is: “People who prefer caramel-filled chocolate are happy and impulsive. They typically have high self-esteem and are considered thrill-seekers. Caramel chocolate lovers good-natured and easily satisfied.”
And then, go make these delicious white chocolate chip coconut cookies! I knew that if I – someone who isn’t even a big fan of white chocolate – loved this recipe, then it had to be shared.
White Chocolate Chip Coconut Cookies
- 2 1/4 cups flour
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 1 teaspoon baking soda
- 1 cup coconut oil, or 2 sticks butter, softened
- 1 cup granulated sugar
- 1 cup packed brown sugar
- 2 eggs
- 1 tablespoon vanilla
- 1/2 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
- 2 cups white chocolate chips
- 1/2 cup sweetened shredded coconut
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Mix butter or coconut oil with the white and brown sugars. Stir until well combined. Add eggs and vanilla and mix.
Next, add in the cocoa powder, flour, baking soda and salt. Then mix in the white chocolate chips and coconut. Drop by the tablespoon on a cookie sheet and bake for (approximately) 10 minutes.