1/2 cup butter, softened
1/2 cup granulated sugar
1/2 cup packed brown sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon hot water
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup whole wheat flour
1 cup all purpose white flour
1 cup semi-sweet chocolate chip morsels
1/2 cup flaked coconut (optional)
1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 C).
2. Cream the butter with the sugars. Beat in the egg followed by the vanilla extract.
3. In a small bowl mix the baking soda with the hot water. Add to the batter. Add the salt and the flour, followed by the chocolate chips and coconut.
4. Spread parchment paper onto baking sheets. Drop spoonfuls on to the prepared baking sheets and bake for 10-12 minutes.
Makes about 20 servings.