White Chocolate Coconut Cookies - soft sugar cookies packed with white chocolate and coconut. They melt in your mouth!
White chocolate and coconut. One of my favorite combos. I finally made it into a cookie! Soft, chewy, melt-in-your-mouth cookies!
Honestly, it would be quite embarrassing to admit how many of these I inhaled while they were still warm. They are just so good!
If you look at the recipe, you will notice that I used the same base as the Funfetti Birthday Cake Sugar Cookies. I can't get enough of this sugar cookie base. It's fantastic! The cookies come out soft and chewy and stay like that for at least 3 days. If you can keep them for that long from yourself and your family that is.
The last version of the sugar cookies was for my kids. This one is for me. It has two of my favorite ingredients and the base is the perfect binder for it all. I do not think it would be an over-statement to say that these are one of my favorite cookies I have made and shared on the blog. Right next to these Dark Chocolate Orange Cookies. YUM!
The recipe is very simple. You need to whisk the dry ingredients, cream the wet and stir it all together. One thing about this dough - it produced better cookies if you chill it. You can scoop the dough and place on a sheet. Then freeze it if you don't plan on baking them anytime soon or chill for 2 hours (or overnight) and then bake. They will puff up while baking and deflate slightly while cooling.
I hope you will give these a go and let me know what you think! I love to hear your thoughts on the recipes I share here on the blog!
White Chocolate Coconut Cookies
- 1 and ¾ c all-purpose flour
- 1 teaspoon baking soda
- ½ teaspoon baking powder
- ⅛ teaspoon salt
- ½ c unsalted butter softened
- 1 c granulated sugar
- 1 large egg
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1 c unsweetened coconut
- 1 c white chocolate chips
- In a large mixing bowl, whisk together flour, baking soda, baking powder and salt.
- In a large mixing bowl, mix together butter and sugar. Beat until light and fluffy, about 2 minutes.
- Add egg and vanilla and mix well.
- Add the dry ingredients all at once and mix for 5 seconds.
- Add coconut and white chocolate chips and mix the dough until the flour is incorporated. Do not overmix.
- Chill the dough in the fridge for at least 2 hour, preferably overnight. You can scoop it out with a 1,5 tablespoon scoop onto a baking sheet and chill. (Chilled cookie dough can be tricky to scoop out.)
- Preheat oven to 375 degrees F.
- Line a cookie sheet with a parchment paper.
- Scoop cookie dough with a 1,5 tablespoon size cookie scoop and place on the sheet.
- Bake cookies for 8 to 10 minutes ( 9 minutes was the magic number for me).
- Cool for 5 minutes on the sheet. Transfer onto a wire rack to cool completely.
Funfetti Birthday Cake Sugar Cookies
One part of the recipe calls for chilling the dough, but the next line says to just bake them. Which one is correct? I'm sure I'm just reading it wrong!
I have sweetened shredded coconut on hand. Would this work instead of buying unsweetened?
Hi Amy! Yes, it will work. The cookies will be very sweet!
It just says sweetened coconut, coconut what? Flour, dessicated coconut? It’s not very clear.
Hi Tom! It should be shredded coconut. Sorry if it's not clear.
Need to pre toast the coconut? Or use fresh shredded coconut?
Been making these for years. I dust them with powdered sugar...so pretty. Original recipe from Great American Cookie recipe cards.
I don’t understand why or how there would be a difference between scooping the flour with a measuring cup or spooning it in a cup. My dough was crumbly. 🤷🏻♀️
Sounds like you added too much flour if the dough was crumbly. If you scoop it with the cup, you will use too much as the flour will be packed. Spooning is an accurate way to measure flour. I hope this helps! PS: Do not use unbleached flour to make these cookies.
taylor drake says
How do I fix the crumbly dough?
If your dough is crumbly, then most likely you added too much flour. I suggest fluffing it in the container you store it and then scoop it with a spoon into a measuring cup. To fix already made dough, you can try adding one more egg.
Are they crumbly when you put them on the cookie sheet? I'm trying to make these now and the 1.5 Tbsp looks a lot bigger on my cookie sheet than the pic posted!!! Please HELP! They're for my daughters baby shower!
Hi Shelley! The dough should not be crumbly. Did you measure out the flour correctly? You need to spoon it into the measuring cup, then level off the top. It sounds like you have too much flour in the dough. Let me know how it goes!
Can you bake and freeze these? Thank you.
These were awesome. I gotta admit I did not chill them tho. I popped them I to the oven right away and they came out like Sandies from the Keebler brand which I absolutely love!! Awesome recipe!! Thanks for sharing!!
Hi! I love it! I love Sandies too! So happy you tried the recipe and love it! Thank you so much for letting me know!
At least you waited until the cookies came out of the oven, I probably would have eaten half the dough! I love the white chocolate coconut combo in these soft chewy cookies, yum!
I love how you think - cookies just for the kids and some just for you 🙂 I think these would be the ones I want. Although, both would be pretty awesome 🙂 Pinning!
haha Thank you, Chelsea!
Anna, these definitely wouldn't last three days in my house. They look so soft and chewy! Love the white chocolate and coconut combo.
Thank you, Nancy! They sure do go fast!
Annie Miller says
I'm going cookie crazy this weekend!
Yay! Thank you, Annie!
Why have I never tried this combo before?? This sounds divine
It's one of my favorite combos! Hope you will try these cookies!
I love the white chocolate and coconut combo! Soft, chewy cookies are the best!
Thanks, Jessica! It really is a winner combo!
I would inhale these coming out of the oven too. So great!!!!
Right?:) Thanks, Matt!
These look awesome! Love the white chocolate + coconut combination, that sounds like a great one. Pinned to my cookies board 🙂
Thank you so much for pinning!!