Toasted Coconut Chocolate Chip Cookies

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Toasted Coconut Chocolate Chip Cookies- Toasting the coconut takes these cookies up a notch. They are chewy in the middle, crisp on the edges, and have a perfect balance of coconut and chocolate. You’ll love them!

stack of toasted coconut chocolate chip cookiesI have always liked coconut in baked goods. But toasted coconut? I love that stuff. I could eat it by the spoonful. Something magical happens when you cook coconut for a few minutes.

It is just so yummy that I can’t resist it.  It was only a matter of time before it made its way into one of my cookie recipes. Sneaky little devil. 😉

plate of toasted coconut chocolate chip cookies

I have another recipe for coconut cookies that are soft and chewy. These cookies have a more rich flavor, and the edges are more crispy. I love them both, and it would be hard to pick a favorite.

close up of coconut cookies on a plate
Tips for making toasted coconut chocolate chip cookies:

-To toast shredded coconut, place it in a single layer in a pie dish or 9×13″ pan. Bake at 350° for 5-10 minutes, stirring occasionally, till coconut is golden brown. You can also brown it by stirring it over medium heat in a non-stick skillet, but I prefer the oven method.

-I know that some of you will probably ask if you can use something else instead of the coconut oil. You can use butter instead, but it will change the texture of the cookies. Plus the coconut oil gives the cookies a little extra coconut flavor. Coconut oil is also good for you, so I really recommend that you just get some!

-We like these cookies best with half milk chocolate and half semi sweet chocolate, but you can use whatever you prefer. A few readers have tried them with white chocolate chips and loved them.


warm toasted coconut cookies with melting chocolate chips

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Handy supplies for making these coconut chocolate chip cookies:

Coconut oil gives these cookies both great flavor and texture, so for best results, don’t use substitutes.

-You can use a stand mixer, but I prefer using this hand mixer for all my cookies. After beating, I stir in the dry ingredients so I don’t over-mix my dough and end up with tough cookies.

Silicone Pan Liners – these babies are my best friend in the kitchen. Nothing sticks to them! I have several different brands, and they all work great.

Toasted Coconut Chocolate Chip Cookies

Yield: 3 dozen cookies

Toasted Coconut Chocolate Chip Cookies

Toasted Coconut Chocolate Chip Cookies
Rich and buttery chocolate chip cookies with toasted coconut.
Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes


  • 1/2 cup butter, softened to room temperature
  • 1/2 cup coconut oil
  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 1 tsp coconut flavoring
  • 2 1/2 cups flour
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 1 cup sweetened shredded coconut, toasted
  • 1 cup milk chocolate chips
  • 1 cup semi sweet chocolate chips


Spread coconut in a pie plate or cake pan. Bake at 350° for 5-10 minutes, stirring often and watching very closely. Set aside to cool.

Beat butter, coconut oil, and sugars in a large mixing bowl till creamy.

Beat in the eggs, vanilla, and coconut flavoring.

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

Stir The dry ingredients into the sugar mixture with the coconut and chocolate chips just till everything is combined well.

Drop by spoonfuls on to silpat lined or lightly greased cookie sheets.

Bake at 350° for about 10 minutes.



Here are a few more coconut recipes to try:
Coconut Macaroon Brownies
Coconut Chocolate Sweet Rolls
Coconut Cupcakes with Cream Cheese Frosting
Almond Joy Cheesecake

You can find all my cookie recipes HERE.


  1. I substituted 1 cup of white chocolate chips and 1 cup of chopped macadamias for the chocolate chips, thinking that this dough would be the perfect base. Now the family can’t decide which way they like them better!

  2. I made these cookies today, and they were way too good. The coconut was noticeable but not overpowering, and the texture was a melt-in-your-mouth combo of crisp and chewy. I may never make the old-fashioned chocolate chip cookies again.

    • So glad you liked them Terri! I felt the same way. I should have tried adding coconut oil to cookies long ago. I loved the texture of these- and of course the coconut flavor!

  3. Yum! Another great recipe! I would love for you to share this sweet creation over at my link party Making Memories Mondays going on now! 🙂

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