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Coconut Chocolate Chip Cookies

These chewy Coconut Chocolate Chip Cookies are loaded with shredded coconut, chocolate chips and pair perfectly with a glass of milk. These cookies are sure to be a family favorite.

Coconut Chocolate Chip Cookies on a cooling rack

Ingredients for Coconut Chocolate Chip Cookies

To make these cookies you will need to gather the following ingredients:

  • unsalted butter
  • sugar
  • brown sugar
  • salt
  • vanilla extract or coconut extract (for even more coconut flavor)
  • eggs
  • baking soda
  • flour
  • unsweetened shredded coconut
  • sweetened shredded coconut
  • chocolate chips– use semi sweet, dark or milk chocolate chips

Wondering why two kinds of coconut? If you use too much of one and not the other the cookies will be too sweet or not sweet enough. Also, both types offer a slightly different texture which makes these cookies perfect.

Coconut Chocolate Chip Cookie broken in half to see the inide

How to Make Coconut Chocolate Chip Cookies

To start, preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Then, using a stand mixer or hand mixer, cream together butter, sugar and brown sugar until light and fluffy.

Next, add salt, vanilla extract and eggs and mix until combined. Then, add the dry ingredients: flour, baking soda, unsweetened shredded coconut, sweetened shredded coconut and chocolate chips and stir to combine.

Drop dough onto a baking sheet in tablespoon size balls. I love to use a scoop to make sure my cookies are uniform size. Bake for 9-12 minutes or until lightly golden.

Let cookies set on baking sheet for 2 minutes and then move to a cooling rack. Once cookies are completely cool store in an airtight container at room temperature.

Frequently Asked Questions

Are these cookies chewy or crunchy?

These cookies can be made either way! If you bake until just slightly golden brown they will be chewy. Bake for an extra minute or two to get them crunchy if you prefer.

How should I store these cookies?

These cookies are best stored in an airtight container in a cool place for up to 7 days.

Can I make this cookie dough ahead of time?

Absolutely! Check out our guide: How Long Does Cookie Dough Last in the Fridge? for tips and tricks regarding cookie dough storage!

Coconut Chocolate Chip Cookies on a cooling rack

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Coconut Chocolate Chip Cookies close up

Coconut Chocolate Chip Cookies

Yield: approximately 6 dozen
Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Additional Time: 30 minutes
Total Time: 1 hour

Coconut Chocolate Chip Cookies are lightly sweet and chewy. Perfect with a glass of milk!

Ingredients

  • 1 cup unsalted butter (2 sticks), softened
  • 2/3 cup sugar
  • 1 cup brown sugar, packed
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 2 1/2 cups flour
  • 2 cups unsweetened coconut
  • 2 cups sweetened coconut
  • 1 cup chocolate chips

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Using a stand mixer or hand mixer, cream together butter, sugar and brown sugar until light and fluffy.
  3. Add salt, vanilla extract and eggs and mix until combined.
  4. Then, add flour, baking soda, unsweetened coconut, sweetened coconut and chocolate chips and stir to combine.
  5. Drop dough onto a baking sheet in tablespoon size balls. Bake for 9-12 minutes or until lightly golden.
  6. Let cookies set on baking sheet for 2 minutes and then move to a cooling rack.
  7. Once cookies are completely cool store in an airtight container at room temperature.

Notes

Use your favorite kind of chocolate chips- semi-sweet, milk and dark chocolate all work!

Use coconut extract for even more coconut flavor!

Nutrition Information:
Yield: 72 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 95Total Fat: 6gSaturated Fat: 4gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 1gCholesterol: 12mgSodium: 67mgCarbohydrates: 11gFiber: 1gSugar: 7gProtein: 1g

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