August 18, 2014

Chewy Coconut Cookies

Cookies are something I often make on an impulse, so it's ideal if recipes call for ingredients that I typically have on-hand.  My favorite type of cookie is a chewy sugar cookie but the best recipe I've found comes from America's Test Kitchen and requires cream cheese, which isn't something I normally have in the fridge.

This basic sugar cookie recipe is equally delicious and requires no special ingredients.  Or maybe coconut isn't a staple item in your house like it is mine?  If coconut isn't your thing, mix in some nuts or M&Ms instead.

When I made these cookies last night, I had no intent of creating a blog post.  Then I tried them and they were so good I knew I had to share the recipe.  Even Chris likes them and that's saying a lot because he is not a sweets guy.

Chewy Coconut Cookies Recipe

Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 10-12 per batch
Ingredients (5 dozen cookies)

  • 2 3/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup butter, softened
  • 1 1/2 cups sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla extract
  • 3/4 cup sweetened flaked coconut


  • Heat oven to 350 degrees.
  • In a medium bowl, stir together the flour, baking soda, baking powder and salt. Set aside.
  • In the bowl of a stand mixer, beat together the butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Beat in egg and vanilla, then gradually blend in the dry ingredients and coconut.
  • Drop by spoonfuls onto cookie sheets (I use a small Oxo scoop which holds 2 teaspoons of dough) about 1 1/2 inches apart. Bake 10-12 minutes or until lightly browned.
  • Let stand on the cookie sheet for 2 minutes before removing to wire racks.
Recipe adapted from My Baking Addiction.
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  1. These look fantastic! And I totally don't understand how people aren't sweets does that happen? lol

  2. What I like about these cookies is the coconut flavor, plus that the real baking time is short, only bake for 10-12 minutes in preheated oven and the great snack to take to work is ready done!

    350 degrees Fahrenheit = ~ 177 degrees Celsius