You'll need these things:
- 6oz unsalted butter
- 8oz caster sugar (don't worry if you just use normal sugar, I always buy the wrong kind)
- 1 egg
- 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 8oz self raising flour
- 2oz ground hazelnuts
- 2oz chocolate chips
- 3oz desiccated coconut
Cream the butter and sugar together until fluffy. Bet in the eggs and vanilla, and then sieve in the flour. Stir in the hazelnuts and chocolate chips and coconut. Roll into walnut-sized balls. Pop on a baking tray (best to put them on a sheet of greased foil so they don't stick to the bottom) and then bake in a preheated oven (180 degrees or gas mark 4) for fifteen minutes or until firm to the touch. You'll have heaps of mixture left over - either carry on rolling and baking, or keep some in the fridge and add it to ice cream. Cookie dough is yum.
You can mix everything up if you like - different chocolate or nuts, and add whatever you want. Just don't add mini marshmallows unless you want a horrid sugary goop. Oops.
Flickr image from Rex Roof's photostream.