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Coconut Cookies

These Coconut Cookies are thick and chewy and packed with sweet coconut! This cookie will be a favorite among coconut fans. 

Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Keyword coconut cookies
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 9 minutes
chilling the dough 30 minutes
Total Time 54 minutes
Servings 12 cookies
Calories 229 kcal
Author Anna


  • 1 ½ cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 ½ cups sweetened coconut
  • ½ teaspoon baking powder
  • ¼ teaspoon baking soda
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • ½ cup unsalted butter
  • ½ cup granulated sugar
  • ¼ cup packed light brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 large egg


  1. In a large mixing bowl, whisk together flour, baking soda, baking powder, salt and coconut. Set aside.
  2. Place butter in a heat-proof bowl. Microwave for 15 seconds, stir gently, then microwave for 10 more seconds. It should be almost melted. Stir it until smooth and let it cool completely.
  3. Add both sugars to butter and whisk or mix with a mixer for 1 minute. It will thicken as you whisk it.
  4. Add egg and vanilla and whisk until just incorporated.
  5. Add wet ingredients to dry ingredients and stir everything with a wooden spoon.
  6. Cover the bowl with dough and chill for 30 minutes in the fridge.
  7. Line large baking sheet with parchment paper or silicone baking mat.
  8. Preheat oven to 350° F.

  9. Scoop 2 tablespoons of dough and roll into a ball. Place on a baking sheet, about 2 inches apart.
  10. Bake in preheated oven for 9 minutes.
  11. Cool cookies on a rack, then serve.

Recipe Notes

  • To strengthen the coconut flavor, use coconut extract.
  • Chill the dough for thicker cookies or bake right away for flatter cookies with a crispy edge.
  • Please note, that the nutrition value can vary depending on what product you use. The information below is an estimate. Always use calorie counter you are familiar with.
Nutrition Facts
Coconut Cookies
Amount Per Serving
Calories 229 Calories from Fat 99
% Daily Value*
Fat 11g17%
Saturated Fat 8g50%
Trans Fat 1g
Cholesterol 34mg11%
Sodium 110mg5%
Potassium 86mg2%
Carbohydrates 30g10%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 17g19%
Protein 2g4%
Vitamin A 256IU5%
Calcium 19mg2%
Iron 1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.