1 cup butter, softened
1 cup granulated sugar
1 pkg (3.9-oz) chocolate instant pudding mix
2 large eggs
2 tsp vanilla extract
2 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
1 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp salt
1 cup chopped pecans
1 1/2 cups sweetened flaked coconut, divided
1 cup M&M's candy
Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
In large mixer bowl, beat the butter and sugar together on medium-high speed for 5 minutes or until fluffy. Blend in the pudding mix; add the eggs and vanilla extract. Mix until the eggs are blended in.
In another bowl, whisk together the flour, baking soda, and salt; blend into the butter mixture.
Stir in the pecans, 1 cup of the coconut, and the M&M's.
Using 1/4 cup measure, scoop place 8 mounds of batter on a lightly sprayed, foil-lined cooke sheet; press tops with the remaining coconut.
Bake cookies in batches for 13 to 14 minutes or until puffed and set.
Yield: 2 dozen large cookies.