Chocolate Coconut Cookies

Total Time:
35 min
15 min
5 min
15 min

16 cookies

  • 3/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 cup cocoa powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 stick unsalted butter, at room temperature
  • 1/2 cup packed light brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • 1 large egg
  • 3/4 cup sweetened coconut flakes
  • 1/2 cup semisweet chocolate chips
  • 1/2 cup chopped pecans

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Cover 2 sheet trays with parchment paper.

Whisk together the flour, cocoa powder, baking powder, baking soda and salt in a medium bowl.

Add the butter and sugars to a large bowl and beat with an electric hand mixer until light and fluffy, about 4 minutes. Add the vanilla and egg and beat until incorporated. Add the flour mixture in increments, beating until well combined. Briefly beat in the coconut flakes, chocolate chips and pecans until mixed together.

Using your hands, roll the dough into walnut-size balls and drop 8 on a sheet tray, leaving 2 1/2 inches of space between them. Flatten them slightly. Bake 13 minutes. Let cool on the sheet tray 5 minutes.

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    This is a hidden gem of a cookie! I am surprised that it has not gotten more reviews. It has the perfect balance of chocolate, coconut, and pecan flavor. The dough is a little loose and hard to work with but well worth the effort. I substitute coconut oil for the butter and always make a double batch.
    These cookies are pretty excellent. The only reason I'm giving it four stars is that the coconut is too subtle, even after I added another 1/4 cup extra. For coconut lovers, the flavor isn't strong enough; for those who are apathetic about it, this cookie is great.
    Best cookies I've ever made. Great texture and not too sweet. I think one of my guy friends has a thing for me now after I brought these to a party *exaggeration*. 13 minutes was way too long though. I put them in for 5 minutes, turned the pan, then baked them for another 4 or 5 so that they didn't scorch on the bottom. I highly recommend this recipe to anyone, even those who say they have a distaste for coconut.
    I followed the recipe exactly, except I made it with fresh (from frozen)coconut, which came out buttery and not too sweet. These were wonderful and I will definitely make these again and again- Yum!
    Totally delicious. Take them out of the oven exactly at 13 minutes and allow to cool/firm up a bit before you devour them. They probably would be good if you ate them right out of the oven but you would have to use a spoon and blow on them........get the idea? They will not last long. Accurate, quick and easy recipe.
    These cookies are full of yummy good flavor. And very easy to make. Recipe was very easy to follow along with. I would highly recommend these cookies to everyone!
    Fan-freakin-tastic! I had left-over coconut from another recipe and my hubby is not a fan of coconut. I thought if he didn't like them, i could take them over to the neighbors to share. After one bite my husband said "If you take them away from me you will be sleeping on the couch" so i think he likes them! Will make these again very soon!
    I've made these twice. They come out perfect and are a huge hit with everyone who tastes them. Even people who aren't crazy about coconut like them because it's subtle. Love them!!!
    I have made this recipe two times and each time is has been well received by my family. Easy to make and so delish! Soft and chewy!! Hubby and five year old daughter love them.
    Sooo Good! I love coconut but it doesn't overpower and has the perfect balance, not too much of anything. And I used unsweetened coconut and they were delicious!!! Use good Cocoa for best results..Everyone should make these! 
    Making them for my fourth time for a bake sale and I must say, they are one of the best cookies I have ever had!!! I'm surprised more people haven't review/tried them!
    These cookies were so easy to make and were extremely delicious! What a great recipe!
    These cookies are outrageous! I have baked them regularly since I viewed this episode. I double the recipe since these cookies are always in high demand. Thank you Pat and Gina, love your recipes and love watching you guys.
    I have made these twice now. The first time they didn't have a chance to completely cool because they were eaten first! The second time they lasted a little longer and were just as delicious completely cooled as well. They are chewy, coconutty, chocolate-y goodness! I followed the recipe exactly as written and I wouldn't change a thing. The coconut is not overpowering and the nuts bring just the right crunch and texture. Delicious!
    iam attending inland empirires culinary school well i needed a recipe for somthing simple and tasty i tried this recipe out and the cookies came out deliciouse now i can make this for my family to enjoy thank you..
    Everyone loved these...i thought the chocolate ships would make it too sweet, so i only used 1/4 of a cup...was perfect.
    All the right ingredients are in this cookie: chocolate, coconut, nuts - no wonder it tastes so good!
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