Coconut Chocolate Chip Cookies

February 16, 2018 by Kristine Underwood

Nothing says love better than chocolate chip cookies, unless it’s these coconut chocolate chip cookies!  And let’s be honest, who can resist anything with coconut?!  We certainly can’t and the combination of the coconut with the chocolate chips in the recipe is the perfect cookie recipe for cookies and milk.

coconut chocolate chip cookies stacked on a white plate and a second picture with the cookies on a baking sheet cooling.

Hi there! It’s Kristine from She Bakes Cookies again! Every year when February rolls around, I feel inspired to make a new treat. And because I’m me, it’s usually a cookie of some sort. Last year, I made these sprinkle chocolate chip cookies and they have become a family favorite, but I get bored with all of the pink colored sweets, so I’ve been trying to branch out.

This year I wandered way off the path and into the land of coconut with these thick and chewy coconut chocolate chip cookies and guess what? They were a HUGE hit!

Coconut chocolate chips cookies stacked neatly on a white plate with scalloped edges and a cup of milk and more cookies in the background with a red gingham towel around the back of the stacked cookies


As with the majority of my cookie recipes, these coconut chocolate chip cookies are super simple to make and yes, you still only need one bowl, but…they do have one little tiny additional step – toasting the coconut! Don’t worry though, it’s also really easy to do and it just adds a few minutes to the total cook time. In fact, the coconut is probably my favorite part of this recipe; it adds an extra crunch and sweetness to these already-tasty chocolate chip cookies!

coconut chocolate chips cookies stacked on a vintage white plate with a cup of milk in the background


Tips for perfectly toasted coconut for coconut chocolate chip cookies:

  • Make sure to line the baking sheet with parchment paper or a silicone baking mat before spreading out the coconut.
  • When you spread out the coconut, make sure it evenly spread and not too thick in any areas.
  • Don’t let the edges get too brown. Make sure to stir the coconut during the toasting process to ensure even toasting.
  • Let coconut cool completely before adding to the cookie dough.

Coconut Chocolate Chips Cookies stacked on a white plate with a cup of milk in the background and a gingham red towel

Once you get these coconut chocolate chip cookies into the oven, you’ll begin to smell the magic of the coconut!

The cookies spread slightly, puff up just a tad, the chocolate chips begin to soften, and the coconut flakes melt into the dough forming the most perfect crispy, chewy, coconut chocolate chip cookie ever! I’m serious, you’ll LOVE these!

Coconut Chocolate Chips Cookies on a baking sheet cooling


I know not everyone is a coconut lover, so I’m also recommending my double chocolate cookies for the chocoholics or my flourless peanut butter cookies for the PB lovers; they’re two of my most popular recipes!

Coconut Chocolate Chip Cookies Recipe

The toasted coconut on these coconut chocolate chip cookies make these cookies irresistible.  The chewy goodness of these coconut chocolate chip cookies will have you coming back for more than one for sure.

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Coconut Chocolate Chip Cookies

A think and chewy chocolate chip cookie loaded with toasted coconut flakes!
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 12 minutes
Total Time 32 minutes
Servings 24 cookies
Calories 118 kcal
Author Kristine Underwood


  • 1/2 cup butter, unsalted
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar, packed
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp sea salt
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 egg
  • 1-1/4 cup flour
  • 1 cup shredded coconut, sweetened
  • 1/2 cup chocolate chips


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees and line baking sheets with parchment paper.

To toast the coconut:

  1. Evenly spread the shredded coconut on a lined baking sheet and bake for 7-10 minutes until golden brown. Let cool completely.

To make the cookies:

  1. In a medium bowl, cream butter and sugars together until smooth.
  2. Add baking soda and salt.
  3. Stir in vanilla extract and egg and stir well.
  4. Add flour, half at a time and mix until fully incorporated.
  5. Fold in chocolate chips and toasted coconut.
  6. Using a 1 TBS cookie scoop, scoop dough onto lined baking sheets.
  7. Bake for 12-14 minutes, rotating halfway through, until golden brown on the edges.
  8. Let cool completely on the baking sheet and then store in an airtight container or freeze.
Nutrition Facts
Coconut Chocolate Chip Cookies
Amount Per Serving
Calories 118
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

Kristine Underwood, baker and blogger at She Bakes Cookies.Hi there! I’m Kristine the cookie lover, avid baker, and photo taker behind the blog, She Bakes Cookies. I love everything about cookies and believe life’s better with a cookie in each hand! Stop by and say hi sometime!

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  • Winnie

    These look delicious. I adore choc chip cookies but I’ve never made them with coconut so these are going to be perfect. I’ll have to wait for the weekend to make them. Can’t wait!

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