Chewy chocolate coconut cookies

Dec 2, 2013 at 10:20 p.m. ET

Make dessert count with one adaptable cookie recipe that combines your favorite flavors.

This chewy, buttery cookie has a blend of coconut and cocoa with the sweetness of white chocolate. Just try not to eat them five at a time.

This recipe can easily be adapted based on which flavor you like best. Try using coconut extract in place of vanilla or swap in milk chocolate chips instead of white chocolate.

Chewy chocolate coconut cookies

Chewy Chocolate Coconut Cookie Recipe

Recipe adapted from

Yields 2 dozen cookies


  • 1-1/4 cups flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 3 tablespoons cocoa powder
  • 1/2 cup butter
  • 1/2 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup white sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 cup flaked coconut
  • 1/3 cup white chocolate chips


  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Hand-mix the flour, baking soda, cocoa powder and salt together in a medium-size bowl.
  2. In a separate bowl, cream the room-temperature butter and sugars with a hand mixer until smooth. Beat the egg and vanilla, then gradually mix in the dry mixture from your other bowl. Once mixed, stir in the coconut flakes and chocolate chips.
  3. Roll the dough into teaspoon-size balls and place them on ungreased cookie sheets about 2 inches apart. Bake for 10-12 minutes and remove the cookies from the tray to cool.