Chewy Coconut Cookies
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 of this Coconut Cookies Recipe! So soft, buttery, and perfect for anyone who loves a good Coconut Dessert. They’re addictive!!!
Why You Must Make
- If you love coconut, these cookies will be your new favorite treat.
- They’re simple to make and freeze well.
- They’re absolutely irresistible!!!
- Kitchen Staples – Sugar, Flour, Salt, Baking Soda
- Butter – Salted is fine. Have the butter at room temperature so it will be easy to mix it into the dough.
- Brown Sugar – Packed. When you measure your brown sugar, press it down into the measuring cup so it’s packed into the cup.
- Egg – Have at room temperature for easier incorporation. You’ll need to bring your egg out of the refrigerator an hour or two before you plan to start mixing. You can also set your egg in a bowl of very hot tap water to hurry the process along.
- Vanilla Extract – Read the label. It should never say artificially flavored or you won’t get the true vanilla flavor.
- Coconut – Use Angelflake shredded and sweetened coconut
- As with most cookie recipes, start with room-temperature butter and eggs. This will allow the ingredients to incorporate more efficiently.
- 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 also like to use half baking sheets and line with parchment for easy cleanup. The parchment also prevents these coconut sugar cookies from sticking.
- You can reuse the parchment sheets for a couple batches of cookies, then toss them.
- Store your coconut flakes cookies in an airtight container for up to 4 days. Freeze the leftovers so they don’t get stale. They’ll keep well in the freezer for up to 3 months.
How to Make
- Cream together the butter, brown sugar and sugar.
- Add egg and mix well.
- Add the vanilla, then the dry ingredients, and finally the coconut.
- Scoop dough out onto a prepared baking sheet and bake as directed.
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Chewy and irresistible coconut cookies.
- ½ cup butter. at room temperature
- ½ cup packed brown sugar
- ½ cup sugar
- 1 egg
- ½ teaspoon vanilla
- 1 ½ cups flour
- ½ teaspoon baking soda
- ¼ teaspoon salt
- 1⅓ cup coconut
- Preheat oven to 350º. Line baking sheets with parchment paper.
- Cream butter with brown sugar and sugar. Add egg and mix well.
- Add vanilla, then flour, baking soda, and salt. Mix well. Add coconut.
- Place 1 ½ tablespoon scoops of dough onto prepared baking sheets about 3 inches apart.
- Bake for 10-12 minutes. Cool on wire racks.
Adapted from Indigo's Sugar Spectrum and Allrecipes
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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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47 Comments on “Chewy Coconut Cookies”
I used almond extract instead of vanilla and also added craisins. Very good recipe.
Sounds so yummy, Becky! I love almond extract!!!
I love your coconut cookies. They are mainly for my husband as he loves coconut,but I snatched a few and they are very good.
Im new, but heading over to checkout your other recipes.
Thanks, Judy N. Wisconsin
Hi, Judy! So glad you found my blog. I’m a big coconut fan and glad you enjoy these, too!!! Happy New Year!
I want to use freshly grated coconut – do I have to dehydrate it first – or bake it to dry it out?
I think you should be able to use it as is. It won’t be as sweet, but it should work. If you want to spread it out on a baking sheet and let it dry overnight, that might be a good idea! Let me know how it goes!
Hey, going to try em now. Thought you’d want to know, The link to https://www.thatskinnychickcanbake.com/coconut-cookies/ is a dead link on YUMMLY.com now.
It could easily be hurting your SEO. (and followers). cheers 🙂
looking forward to trying these with my twins as we speak.
Thanks for letting me know, Nelson! Glad you were able to find the recipe anyway and hope you and your children enjoy them!!
I’m crazy for anything with coconut, especially a chewy cookie! These look great!
These cookies are fantastic! And I really appreciate the simple ingredient list ????
I love anything coconut and these cookies are delish!
these really sound buttery and I am loving the recipe!
Do you use sweetened coconut or regular? im totally doing this
I use sweetened coconut. I hope you enjoy!
These would fly off the plate!
I made these just a few minutes ago with 2 tablespoons of cocoa powder added to the mix. They came out delicious!
These sound so amazing! Almost liek coconut macaroons but with a more cookie-like texture. Delicious!
I love coconut cookies and yours are so good, I can’t wait to make some!
Love your coconut cookies, Lizzy! Looks so tempting and inviting. The pretty blue plate really makes the white beautiful cookies stand out:D
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 🙂
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.
I love your plate! What a gorgeous colour. The cookies are great too 🙂 I love coconut.
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.
These are so pretty, Lizzy. I love them on that dish!
I have been looking for a great coconut cookie recipe, I am totally going to try these 🙂