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Chewy Coconut Cookie

These buttery chewy coconut cookies are one of my favorite cookies of all time. They are made with pantry staples and are no-chill. Therefore they only take minutes to make.

These coconut drop cookies are slightly crisp on the outside and chewy on the inside. They are the perfect combination of sweet, butter, crisp, and chewy. After eating these you will be craving for more.

Fresh coconut drop cookies

Fresh coconut drop cookies

These cookies taste like a chocolate chip cookie without the chips but instead adding a burst of coconut flavor goodness.

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How to Make Coconut Cookies

If you are looking for a quick treat to satisfy your sweet tooth this is a great recipe to use.

Cookie Ingredients

Cookie Ingredients

 

Before gathering supplies and the ingredients preheat your oven to 375 degrees F.

Supplies:

 

Simple Cookie Ingredients:

  • 1 cup butter (room temperature)
  • 2/3 cup firmly packed light brown sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 3/4 cups flour {additional flour for flattening}
  • 1 1/3 cups coconut flakes or shredded {plus 3/4 to 1/2 cup coconut for topping)

Note: You can use either shredded sweetened coconut or unsweetened coconut. I have used both.

You can toast your coconut, however, I prefer to use it straight out of the package. The bits of coconut on the top of your cookies will toast to a delicious golden brown.

You can use coconut extract in place of the vanilla extract. For this recipe, I have used organic vanilla flavoring that is a gel. It has a wonderful flavor. I have used vanilla extract and it turns out perfect too.

Easy Cookies Measuring and Mixing

Why make complicated cookie recipes when you can make these heavenly easy cookies?

The easiest way to make this recipe is with a mixer (I use this one).

Tip: Scrap the bowl between each addition.

Add butter and sugar to your mixer bowl and cream them together.

Slowly mix in the egg and vanilla.

Then add the flour.

Add salt to the flour mixture.

Baking the Cookies

Line your sheet pan with a non-stick liner (I use this one) or you could use parchment paper.

Next, I spray this baking spray on the inside of the cookie scoop so the dough easily releases.

Drop coconut cookie dough onto a lined sheet pan

Drop coconut cookie dough onto a lined sheet pan

To flatten the cookies you can use a drinking glass. First, spray the bottom of the glass with this cooking spray. After spraying the glass I like to dip it in a small bowl of flour.

Cookie dough, flour, coconut

Cookie dough, flour, coconut

Flatten the cookies with a glass.

Flatten coconut cookies with a glass

Flatten coconut cookies with a glass

Top with Additional Coconut

The coconut on the top gets toasted adding a rich coconut flavor and a little crunch. This combined with the buttery cookie dough and the soft and chewy center is a treat for the palate.

Top with additional coconut

Top with additional coconut

Chewy coconut cookies

Coconut Cookie Recipe

These buttery chewy coconut cookies are one of my favorite cookies of all time. They are made with pantry staples and are no-chill. Therefore they only take minutes to make.
These coconut drop cookies are slightly crisp on the outside and chewy on the inside. They are the perfect combination of sweet, butter, crisp, and chewy. After eating these you will be craving for more.
5 from 4 votes
Print Recipe Rate
Course: Dessert, Recipes
Cuisine: American, British, Cookies - Candy
Keyword: Coconut cookies
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Servings: 24
Calories: 118kcal
Cost: 4

Ingredients

  • 1 cup butter (room temperature)
  • 2/3 cup firmly packed light brown sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla
  • 1 ¾ cups flour
  • 1 ⅓ cups coconut shredded

Instructions

  • Preheat oven 375 degrees F
  • Using a mixer cream butter and sugar together
  • Slowly mix in egg and vanilla
  • Add flour and salt and scrape down the sides of the bowl
  • Stir in coconut
  • Using a cookie scoop measure cookie dough and drop onto a lined sheet pan
  • To flatten the cookies use a glass with the bottom sprayed with cooking spray and dipped in flour
  • Sprinkle additional shredded coconut on the top of the flattened cookies
  • Place cookies in the oven for 10 minutes
  • Once the cookies are a light golden brown remove from oven place them on cooling racks

Notes

Please note:
You will need a little extra flour to dip your glass in between flattening cookies
You will need additional shredded coconut if you would like to sprinkle some on the tops before baking.

Nutrition

Serving: 2g | Calories: 118kcal | Carbohydrates: 6g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 10g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Cholesterol: 7mg | Sodium: 104mg | Potassium: 33mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: -1g | Vitamin A: 348IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 6mg | Iron: 1mg
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The cookies are ready for the oven.

Cookies ready for the oven

Cookies ready for the oven

After 10 minutes in the oven (when cookies are golden brown) place them on cooling racks.

Shredded coconut cookies baked

Shredded coconut cookies baked

Yummy easy cookies

Yummy easy cookies

Easy cookie recipe

Easy cookie recipe

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Bon appétit,

Kippi

 

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Amy Johnson

Tuesday 29th of September 2020

These look delicious! Thanks!

Anita Holland

Monday 7th of September 2020

These look really yummy, and when they are chewy they are just the best. Thank for sharing.

Treece

Saturday 5th of September 2020

This looks like a great cookie but before I attempt it, would you please clarify an ingredient? Your recipe does not reference what type of flour - may I presume it is self-rising since there is no reference to baking powder or baking soda? Or is it a cake flour or some other type of flour. Thank you.

Kippi

Sunday 13th of September 2020

Thank you so much for your visit today. All-purpose flour is the missing information. Thank you for pointing that out I will fix it. Hugs, Kippi

Olivia

Thursday 3rd of September 2020

These cookies are so good!

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