White Chocolate-Coconut Cookies

Total Time:
45 min
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10 min

2 1/2 dozen cookies

  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 2 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 2 sticks butter, softened
  • 1/2 cup packed light brown sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 cup quick cooking oats
  • 3/4 cup shredded coconut flakes
  • For garnish:
  • 8 ounces white chocolate, melted
  • 3/4 cup toasted, shredded coconut flakes

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.

In a small mixing bowl, whisk together the baking powder, baking soda, flour and salt. In a large mixing bowl, cream the butter and brown sugar together until light and fluffy with a hand held electric mixer. Beat in the egg. Add the dry ingredients and beat until just combined. Fold in the oats, vanilla extract and shredded coconut flakes.

Form walnut-sized balls of the mixture and drop 2 inches apart onto parchment paper-lined sheet pans. Bake in a preheated oven for about 10 minutes until the bottoms of the cookies are golden brown. Remove from oven and cool completely.

When the cookies are cool, dip them halfway into the melted white chocolate and then into the toasted shredded coconut flakes. Set them down onto parchment paper-lined sheet pans to dry completely.

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    This is the corrected recipe. My mother-in-law made these over Christmas, and they were wonderful. Her recipe was printed from this site, but a few years back. Here's the correct way to do it.  
    ? 1 teaspoon baking powder 
    ? 1 teaspoon baking soda 
    ? 1 1/4 cups all-purpose flour 
    ? 1/2 teaspoon salt 
    ? 2 sticks butter, softened 
    ? 1 cup sugar 
    ? 1/2 cup packed light brown sugar 
    ? 1 egg 
    ? 1 teaspoon vanilla extract 
    ? 1 cup quick cooking oats 
    ? 3/4 cup shredded coconut flakes 
    For garnish: 
    8 ounces white chocolate, melted 
    3/4 cup toasted, shredded coconut flakes 
    I followed some other reviews and altered the recipe...  
    1 1/2c Flour 
    1 1/2 stick butter 
    1c sugar 
    2 eggs  
    Also used old fashioned oats, all I had.  
    ...... I made a little bit bigger at first but stick to a walnut size because they do expand... Ive never had luck with white chocolate and getting it into a creamy consistency so when i spread it on with a spatula.
    I was looking to use up a bag of white chocolate chips, I was excited to find a recipe by Paula Deen. I did not read the reviews as everything Paula makes is usually pretty good. The cookies are dry and too crumbly. I followed the recipe exactly as written. I would not make these again. The entire batch went in the trash.
    This cookie has the potential to be really good but has such an overpowering BUTTER taste! I thought 2 sticks of butter was too much but I made it as directed anyway. Next time I'll try just 1 stick of butter and add 2 eggs (instead of 1. It is definitely worth trying to alter it to taste.
    They have good taste but they definatly need the white chocolate coating because they are to dry and bland with out it. I agree with the other reviews that 1 egg and 2 1/4 cups flour is not right.
    I love this cookie, so I was surprised it had such low ratings. I compared the recipe that's listed here to a recipe I used to an older one I had printed out. The old recipe only called for 1 1/2 c. flour, so hopefully that will fix the crumbly, dry texture.
    best dog biscuits ever...bad cookie!!! too dry, too crumbly, and wouldn't flatten. at least my dog likes them.
    These cookies were too dry I flatten them I . Were not at all like they looked on Paula's show. I should have known that one egg was not enough and 2 1/4 cups flour would make them too dry. 
    Food network please send me the corrected recipe. 
    WELL...I should have read all the reviews before making this recipe.  
    I scored big points for the presentation-but the cookies themselves were termed as 'sawdust bites...' My brother discovered if you let the cookie sit in milk for a minute they're very tasty...I burned the white chocolate for lack of attention and used dark chocolate instead. The tops were very tasty :) Not one I will remake soon though.
    very good, not as tasty a i thought they would be, but everyone that tried one loves them.
    I read through all the reviews before I made these and made the adjustments that most of the reviews suggested. I added 1 egg and 1/2 cup of white sugar and these cookies turned out great. I also only baked for 8 minutes since my oven tends to run hot. They turned out moist and a little chewy and the flavor is great. I agree with the reviews...2 1/4 cups of flour with the oats is too much dry ingredients for only one egg. I think in this recipe size matters too lol...the smaller cookies did not flatten but the suggested size (walnut) in the recipe flattened nicely.
    these cookies look dry in the picture, i learned a lesson today, read the reviews before waisting my ink,know what i mean.a.b.
    These cookies were very dry almost sandy. They did not flatten. I followed the recipe exactly. I will add granulated sugar and another egg and maybe a little more coconut. I am sorry I did not read the reviews before I made the cookies. I will do that next time.
    These were great. Only thing I added was 1/2 cup sugar. Plenty moist, and the white chocolate frosting with toasted coconut were a perfect touch. LOVE these!
    These were horrible cookies using the recipe as written. Definitely follow the suggestions below. They were very dry and "flour-y" when they came out the oven.
    Yucky,Lousy, and a waste of time and money. I took the advice of those that rated this recipe b4 me, and they were still HORRIBLE.
    I just pulled these cookies out of the oven and they are perfect! I did make some modifications to the recipe (thank you everyone else for your suggestions!) I made a half batch with these adjustments: still used 1 egg, added 1/2 cup granulated sugar, and a tsp of vanilla extract. They turned out soft and flattened just enough. I can't wait until they dry to add the white chocolate and toasted coconut!
    Paula this is not about the cookies,[but they are very good]. This is about your pumpkin cheesecake. WOW very very good. My family went crazy over it. Thanks for the recipe.
    I made these cookies last year and everybody loved them. I really didn't notice the booboo in the receipe. The only thing that happened was that I burned the coconut in the oven twice and that wasn't the receipe, that was all me!!!

    I really hate nothing more then wasting precious time making something that turns out so horribly...You really shouldn't have to read thru the comments/reviews to see what modifications you need to make in order to make the dish properly...I even thought that I could salvage the cookies after I baked them, but unfortunately, many of them disintegrated (after they cooled) when I was attempting to move them to racks...Bottom line, these cookies really aren't worth the time/effort and waste of ingredients...Either remove the recipe or make the necessary modifications to the recipe and put it back up...
    these cookies were very tasty! i didnt even know the network messed up the recipe so i made them as it says to and they turned out great! im planning on making them again tomorrow!
    Why in the world does a big TV show like this botch up the cooks recipes. I'm sick of this, why do we have to change things around. What if your not a good cook and don't know how to change the recipe. Do you have to read every review to get the recipe right, that is not right.

    If I print the recipe and put it in my file, I'm not going to go back to the orginal recipe and read reviews,,,COME ON, ITS TERRIBLE.
    Paula don't feel bad, this happened to Giada, Ina and several very good cooks.
    Love your show by the way, I write it down while watching, no more going on line for recipes.
    On first seeing this, I thought oh boy, Coconut Cookies. Printed it up and started reading the Comments! Sure glad I did! I put the two eggs in, added the exta white sugar ( 1 cup) and put it all together. Started with a medium size scoop, flattened them out. Too Big! Went to the small scoop, did not flatten and they spread out just fine. DO NOT COOK MORE THAN 10 MINS. No direction on how to melt the white choclate, so I put it in the micro for 6 mins, stirring after 3 mins. USE 50% POWER! GOOD LUCK!
    This was dry, flavourless, and a waste of time and food.
    These are some of the best cookies I ever tasted. I used 1 and 3/4 cup of butter and 2 cups of sugar. The walnut size is perfect. I roll them into balls and let them cook for exactly 10 mins. I brought them to work and ended up giving out this recipe many times.

    I see some people had troubles with them.....I think if you follow the steps exactly but add a bit more butter and sugar you will have a nice crispy sweet cookie and the topping is to die for!!!!

    Thanks Paula!!!
    When I watched her make these cookies, and then compared the show to the recipe, I knew mistakes had been made. First off, you need two eggs, NOT one, and you also need to include at least 1 cup of granulated sugar to supplement the 1/2 cup of brown sugar to hold these together. Making these adjustments, you'll have a good tasting, firm cookie.
    Thanks Paula! These cookies came out fabulous. I made them a little bit bigger than a walnut size and they came out perfect. Everyone in my family loved them..
    I used one more egg, uses half regular sugar and half brown sugar. I left out the rolled oats and put some white chocolate chips in the batter. The cookies came out moist and good. Nect time I make them I think I will try adding some pecan pieces to replace the rolled oats for a little more texture
    Oh my, what is Paula making today - cookies!! Got my little pen out and with rapt attention wrote every ingredient and instruction down. Drove to the store thinking of how I was going to wow my family with another Paula Dean gem. So excited as I got every thing ready ! Measure , mix , and place! (Batter seemed a little dry , but Its Paulas recipe so on we go!) Oh joy the timer goes off !! Open the door and Walaaaaaaaaaa- what is that !!! Paula , love ya hon - but this was the worst cookie I ever tasted ( well not the worst- my neice made one that - well lets not go there) Cookie didnt flatten out , was too dry/salty and no sweetness ( white chocolate can only help so much!) . Thought I had written it down wrong or something , so threw out 1st batch and went online to print out recipe ( should have read the reviews!) .This time I even shifted the flour to make sure I didnt use too much!! Still horrible- let me put it this way the "human garbage disposal" in our family wouldnt even eat more than 1 bite!! After reading the reviews might try again later with the adjustments the other reviewers suggested! For those who say this is a great cookie- Please send me the recipe you have - maybe it is different from the one I have . Still love ya Paula but next time will definately read reviews first!!!
    I usaually love all of Paula's recipes. But they came out very dry and no flavor. My kids wouldn't even eat them and they eat everything. Only cooked have the batch and threw the rest away. I wasted alot.
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