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stacked coconut cookies on a navy blue plate with sprinkles coconut around the cookies.
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5 from 15 votes

Coconut Cookies

Coconut Cookies have a classic cookie base, but is baked with sweet coconut! This chewy cookie is a must try!
Prep Time15 minutes
Cook Time13 minutes
Chill Time2 hours
Total Time2 hours 28 minutes
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Servings: 17 servings
Calories: 165kcal
Author: Dorothy Kern
Cost: $6


  • ½ cup (113g) unsalted butter, melted
  • cup (66g) packed brown sugar
  • ½ cup (100g) granulated sugar
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 teaspoon (5m)l vanilla extract
  • ¼ teaspoon coconut extract optional
  • ½ teaspoon baking soda
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • 1 ½ cups (186g) all-purpose flour
  • 1 ¼ cups (125g) shredded sweetened coconut.


  • Place melted butter in the bowl of a stand mixer fitted with the paddle attachment (or a large bowl if using a hand mixer). Add granulated and brown sugars and mix on low speed until the mixture is smooth. Mix in egg and vanilla extract (and coconut extract, if using) and mix on medium speed until combined.
  • Mix in baking soda and salt, then slowly mix in flour and mix just until the batter is smooth and comes together. Be sure to scrape the sides of the bowl during mixing. Slowly mix in coconut.
  • Line a cookie sheet with a silicone baking mat or parchment paper. Scoop 2 tablespoon balls of dough onto the cookie sheet. Spacing doesn’t matter because you will be chilling the dough. Cover with plastic wrap and chill for at least 2 hours.
  • Preheat oven to 350°F. Line a second cookie sheet with parchment paper or a silicone baking mat.
  • Remove the chilled cookie dough balls from the refrigerator and space them 2-inches apart on the cookie sheets. Bake (2 tablespoon sized cookies) for 11-15 minutes, or until the edges are a light golden and the tops are no longer glossy. Let cool on the cookie sheets at least 10 minutes before removing.



Serving: 1serving | Calories: 165kcal | Carbohydrates: 22g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 8g | Saturated Fat: 6g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 0.3g | Monounsaturated Fat: 2g | Trans Fat: 0.2g | Cholesterol: 24mg | Sodium: 124mg | Potassium: 46mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 13g | Vitamin A: 181IU | Vitamin C: 0.05mg | Calcium: 9mg | Iron: 1mg