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Chewy Coconut Cookies

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I’m a sucker for coconut and these Chewy Coconut Cookies were a cinch to prepare and fulfilled a major craving. 

I could not keep my hands off from this Coconut Cookies Recipe! So soft, buttery and perfect for anyone who loves a good Coconut Dessert. They’re addictive!!!

Chewy Coconut Cookies on a white plate with a glass of milk and straws

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Chewy Coconut Cookies

I’m still in party prep mode…and I keep finding recipes I must try.  I adore coconut but typically can’t justify baking a batch cookies just for myself…as I am the only coconut fanatic in this house.  These coconut cookies kept calling to me until I caved, rationalizing that these will be great for my open house.

The recipe came from Jennifer’s blog. You will love her gorgeous food photos and darling little girl, Indigo.  She made these even more delectable by glazing half and sprinkling with coconut. I was just too lazy to do this extra step or maybe it was the sugar induced coma I was in after sampling this addicting cookie dough.  My only tweak was to add an extra quarter cup of flour to the recipe to give them a little more poof!

Chewy Coconut Cookies - Buttery cookies chock full of coconut!

Tips for Making This Coconut Cookies Recipe

  • As with most cookie recipes, start with room temperature butter and eggs. This will allow the ingredients to incorporate more efficiently.
  • I like to use a cookie disher cookie disher to make evenly sized cookies.
  • Do not use a mixer to mix in the flour or if you do, use the paddle attachment and mix only until incorporated. Over mixing will activate the gluten and make tough cookies and the mixer whisk will incorporate too much air and change the cookies’ texture. I like to use a wooden spoon.
  • I like to use half baking sheets and line with parchment for easy cleanup.
  • You can reuse the parchment sheets for a couple batches of cookies, then toss them.
  • Store your coconut cookies in an airtight container for up to 3 days. Freeze the leftovers so they don’t get stale.
Chewy Coconut Cookies on a plate with a glass of milk
Chewy Coconut Cookies | Buttery cookies chock full of coconut!

Coconut Cookies

Chewy and irresistible coconut cookies adapted from Indigo's Sugar Spectrum and Allrecipes

Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 12 minutes
Total Time 32 minutes
Yield 2 dozen


  • 1/2 cup butter. at room temperature
  • 1/2 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1 1/2 cups flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 1/3 cup coconut


  1. Preheat oven to 350º. Line baking sheets with parchment paper.
  2. Cream butter with brown sugar and sugar. Add egg and mix well. Add vanilla, then flour, baking soda, and salt. Mix well. Add coconut.
  3. Place 1 1/2 tablespoon scoops of dough onto prepared baking sheets about 3 inches apart. Bake for 10-12 minutes. Cool on wire racks.

Nutrition Information:



Serving Size:

2 cookies

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 235Total Fat: 11gSaturated Fat: 8gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 3gCholesterol: 36mgSodium: 193mgCarbohydrates: 33gFiber: 1gSugar: 19gProtein: 3g


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Chewy Coconut Cookies in an white, oval casserole dish



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37 comments on “Chewy Coconut Cookies”

  1. Ok now these are calling my name love coconut… you know you gave me and idea to drizzle chocolate on these like a mounds bar thats my fav candy bar what do you think? Even though they are heaven like they already are!

  2. That sounds fabulous, Claudia…go for it!!!

  3. Nice cookie, I put them on the list. My husband just loves coconut cookies ๐Ÿ™‚

  4. These look really good! I bet they’d go well with Dorie’s chocolate glaze for dunking!

  5. These sound so scrumptious with coconut!

  6. I’m the coco-NUT in my family too..LOL. So these are the kinds of cookies I make and take when I get together with friends. I get my coconut fix and everyone is happy!

  7. Love coconut too and you should not feel bad doing the occasional batch for you ;-). They really look amazing..and I love the plate

  8. Yah, I am super glad that your enjoyed them. Thanks for the very nice shout out.

  9. Oh, these looks so great! Luckily, we are coconut-loving household – total justification to make these asap!

  10. delicious cookies looks wonderful

  11. I’m a huge coconut lover and would gladly eat all of these cookies for you! They’re calling my name ๐Ÿ™‚

  12. Liz,
    When are you going to post a recipe that allows me to LOSE weight?

  13. They’d also be great with half dipped in chocolate, sort of like a macaroon. Yum!

  14. Liz – I love coconut cookies and these look wonderful! The blue plate is stunning. Where did you get it??

  15. I’m with Rachel, Lizzy… the plate, cookies and photos are spot on! I’m a huge fan of coconut and its versatility, but I also relish a recipe that celebrates one flavor as its star like these cookies. Moreover dear, you’ve got star quality too. Brava!

  16. Lizzy, those cookies sound so tempting with coconuts. And I love your blue plate!

  17. These look delicious! And that lotus flower plate is an awesome find…

  18. Your coconut cookies look so good! I want some now…

  19. Oh, you are all so kind! Scott, you made me laugh-

    I think the plates were from World Market…bought them ages ago…very reasonably priced.

  20. I just love your beautiful plate. It really makes your yummy cookies stand out.

  21. I have been looking for a great coconut cookie recipe, I am totally going to try these ๐Ÿ™‚

  22. These are so pretty, Lizzy. I love them on that dish!

  23. Coconut lover here!!! I don’t NEED to make cookies…but I really WANT to try these! Also a big fan of Jennifer’s blog.

  24. I love your plate! What a gorgeous colour. The cookies are great too ๐Ÿ™‚ I love coconut.

  25. These would make anyone nuts. I could imagine them coming out of my oven right now. Hope you aren’t too stressed with all the party plans.

  26. I love coconut too, and I’m surrounded by people who love it less, haha. These cookies look fantastic. I’d love to try them out ๐Ÿ™‚

  27. Love your coconut cookies, Lizzy! Looks so tempting and inviting. The pretty blue plate really makes the white beautiful cookies stand out:D

  28. I love coconut cookies and yours are so good, I can’t wait to make some!

  29. These sound so amazing! Almost liek coconut macaroons but with a more cookie-like texture. Delicious!

  30. I made these just a few minutes ago with 2 tablespoons of cocoa powder added to the mix. They came out delicious!

  31. These would fly off the plate!

  32. Do you use sweetened coconut or regular? im totally doing this

  33. these really sound buttery and I am loving the recipe!

  34. I love anything coconut and these cookies are delish!

  35. These cookies are fantastic! And I really appreciate the simple ingredient list ๐Ÿ˜€

  36. I’m crazy for anything with coconut, especially a chewy cookie! These look great!

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