These coconut chocolate chip cookies are soft and chewy and feature the sweet taste of toasted coconut flakes. Make a dozen and surprise your kids today!
Turn a traditional chocolate chip cookie into something amazing this holiday season by adding in toasted coconut.
Trust me you’ll need a full glass of milk to wash down these soft and chewy treats.
My kids love Christmas cookies but they prefer it simple. Sugar cookies and chocolate chip are their favorites so I like to include a cookie everyone will like into the baking schedule.
The addition of nutty toasted coconut to a basic chocolate chip cookie makes everyone happy.
How do you toast coconut flakes?
Toasting the coconut for this recipe gives these cookies a crispy and chewy texture that you can’t get from raw coconut.
You’ll want to spread a thin layer of shredded coconut flakes on a shallow baking pan and bake for about 5- 10 minutes until the flakes start to turn golden brown.
Sweetened coconut will bake faster because of the sugars added. I prefer unsweetened but it is up to your taste buds as to what your family would prefer.
It will also make your house smell amazing. Like a day at the beach.
You’ll just want to make sure you keep a close eye on the oven while you are toasting the coconut to keep it from burning.
I used semi sweet chocolate chips for this cookie recipe but you could also substitute dark chocolate chips, white chocolate chips or pecans.
These coconut chocolate chip cookies are my husband’s favorites. My mom is a coconut fan too.
Can I add old fashioned oats to the coconut chocolate chip cookies batter
Yes! It’s my favorite way to ensure that the cookies are chewy and soft. Plus, they do stay a bit crispy around the edges.
Just make sure you refrigerate the dough for at least a half hour after mixing to solidify the butter. That results in less spread during baking.
Try a few of my other favorite cookie recipes
White Chocolate Cranberry Pistachio Cookies
Copycat Oatmeal Raisin Cookies
Healthy Peanut Butter Banana Cookies
Soft Batch Oatmeal Carrot Cake Cookies
Crispy & Chewy Toasted Coconut Chocolate Chip Cookies
- 2 eggs
- 1 cup butter
- 1/2 cup granulated sugar
- 1/2 cup dark brown sugar
- 1 teaspoon of vanilla extract
- 2 cups flour
- 1/3 cup old fashioned oats
- 1 teaspoon baking soda
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 2 cups toasted sweetened coconut flakes
- 1 12 ounce bag semi sweet chocolate chips
- Toast the coconut flakes on a foil lined sheet in a 350°F oven. Keep a watchful eye on the coconut flakes so they don't burn and bake for about five minutes or until light golden brown. Allow the coconut flakes to cool completely.
- Using a stand mixer, beat the eggs, sugars, vanilla extract and butter until light and fluffy. Next add the flour, oats, baking soda and salt and mix just until incorporated. On the lowest speed fold in the coconut flakes and chocolate chips or mix in by hand.
- The batter will be soft. Therefore you will want to chill the batter for at least a half hour in the refrigerator.
- Preheat oven to 375°F. Drop the batter by rounded teaspoon on nonstick cookie sheets and bake for 8 to 10 minutes or until the edges start to turn golden brown.
- Allowed the cookies to cool for 10 minutes before removing them from the cookie sheets.
If you make this recipe, be sure to snap a photo and hashtag it #homeandplate. I’d love to see what you cook!
22 thoughts on “Coconut Chocolate Chip Cookies”
oooh those melty chips! I love the addition of toasted coconut!
I’m about to enter a week of cookie making and I may just have to add this one more — I’m a huge fan of coconut and crispy/chewy? What’s not to like?
I think it makes a perfect holiday cookie. Something for everyone and always a favorite! Thanks Barbara.
all the perfect words, crispy, chewy, coconut and chocolate I already went to heaven just by thinking of this glorious cookie =)
Thanks Adriana. I agree with your assessment completely 🙂
Coconut??? Amazing, simply amazing. Can’t wait to fold shredded coconut into my next chocolate chip cookie recipe. Thanks for sharing.
It’s so yummy. Adds the best flavor. I promise you’ll love it!
Chocolate coconut is always one of those winning combos!
Yum…agreed. Thanks Rebecca.
There’s nothing like those ooey gooey chocolate chips. I’m not even a fan of coconut but these look really yummy
The taste of the coconut is mild so I’m sure you would love it. Thanks Carmella.
This is our new favorite cookie recipe! Thanks for sharing!
You bet…hope you like them 🙂
These cookies look fabulous! I love the idea of adding toasted coconut flakes to the recipe! Def one to try!
Thanks Jacqueline….it’s an easy addition that adds great flavor.
Love the coconut and chocolate chip combo…would have not thought of that but it sounds delicious! Saved!
It is really a nice variation and so tasty. And if your kids say they don’t like coconut they won’t notice too subtle of a difference 🙂
My husband is a cookie monster. This looks so good. He would love the addition of coconut!
I think everyone in my house is a cookie monster. I just can’t get enough!
I have messed with traditional chocolate chip cookies in so many ways but never with toasted coconut! That sounds delicious, I’m going to have to try this. Awesome idea.
I love a coconut cookie…it’s crispy around the edges and chewy in the center. The perfect treat 🙂