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Butter Coconut Cookies

Coconut Cookies are perfect if you’re in desperate need of a tropical vacation but aren’t catching a flight any time soon. Trust me, the combo of toasty coconut and white chocolate will have you feeling like you’re sunbathing in no time.

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Aerial view of a coconut chocolate chip cookie that has been split in half on a piece of parchment paper. In the background are piles of other cookies.

You will love these Butter Coconut Cookies

I am obsessed with these coconut cookies! Between the oats and coconut, these cookies are perfectly chewy with texture for days. Add in the white chocolate chips and you’ve got a flavor marriage that makes you feel like you’re on a beach vacation. 

This coconut cookie is reminiscent of your mom’s homestyle Coconut Cake while containing unique elements that leave a lasting impression. They’re quick to whip up and hard to forget – aka, I’ll be making this one on repeat and pretending I’m in Hawaii.

Close up of a pile of coconut white chocolate chip cookies.

Coconut Cookie Ingredients

  • Salted Butter – I use salted butter, but if you only have unsalted you will want to add an extra pinch or two of salt to your cookie dough. 
  • Brown Sugar – This makes the cookies ultra chewy and flavorful! 
  • Granulated Sugar 
  • Egg 
  • Vanilla 
  • All Purpose Flour 
  • Rolled Oats – While not the star of the show, the oats give the cookie such a comforting, “homie” feel that you will love. Trust me on this ingredient!
  • Baking Soda 
  • Salt 
  • Shredded Coconut – Use the sweetened coconut flakes! 
  • White chocolate chips or chopped white chocolate – This really brings the whole cookie together!  You can also sub in different types of chocolate chips or add in nuts if you’d like!
Baked white chocolate chip coconut cookies on a parchment lined tray.

How to make Coconut Cookies

  1. Preheat the oven to 350° F.
  2. In the bowl of a stand mixer, cream together the butter and sugars until the mixture is smooth, light in color, and fluffy. This will take a few minutes (think 3). 
  3. Scrape down the sides of the bowl to ensure all ingredients are combined and mix in the egg and add the vanilla. 
  4. Once completely combined, stop the mixer and add in the flour, rolled oats, baking soda and salt. 
  5. Once the dry ingredients are almost mixed together, add in the shredded coconut and white chocolate chips. Mix until completely incorporated and the dough is formed. 
  6. Portion out the dough into 3 tbsp portions (#24 scoop) and arrange on a parchment or silicone lined cookie sheet. This recipe should yield 24 medium size cookies. 
  7. Bake at 350° for 11-13 minutes, or until the cookie dough has spread and the edges are turning golden brown.
  8. Allow the cookies to cool on the pan for 10 minutes.
  9. Enjoy!
A cookie broken in half is stacked on each other. In the background you can see other cookies.

How to Store White Chocolate Coconut Cookies

You can store these cookies in an airtight container on the counter for up to 3 days or in the freezer for up to 3 months! For more info on how to store cookies, check out these posts!

White Chocolate Coconut Cookies FAQs

How do I make sure my coconut cookies stay soft and chewy?

Do not overbake these cookies! Remember – they will finish baking on the pan as they cool so don’t be tempted to leave them in the oven longer than called for. Overbaking will cause the cookies to become hard and crunchy.

How do I prevent the coconut cookies from spreading too much when baking?

Your climate and humidity level can play a part in cookies spreading. If your cookies spread too much after following the recipe, add up to ¼ cup more flour to your dough to see if that helps!

Should you use sweetened or unsweetened coconut in cookies?

I use sweetened coconut flakes in these coconut cookies.

Two halves of a coconut cookie are stacked on each other on top of a tray of coconut cookies.

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Aerial view of a coconut chocolate chip cookie that has been split in half on a piece of parchment paper. In the background are piles of other cookies.

Coconut Cookies

Coconut Cookies are perfect if you’re in desperate need of a tropical vacation but aren’t catching a flight any time soon. Trust me, the combo of toasty coconut and white chocolate will have you feeling like you’re sunbathing in no time.
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Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 13 minutes
Cooling time: 10 minutes
Servings: 24 larger cookies
Calories: 270kcal

Ingredients

  • 1 cup (222g) salted butter softened
  • 1 cup (246g) brown sugar packed
  • 1/2 cup (115g) granulated sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 2 cups (300g) all purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup (50g) old fashioned rolled oats
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1 cup (100g) shredded coconut
  • 1 cup (200g) white chocolate chips or chopped white chocolate

Instructions

  • Preheat the oven to 350° F.
  • In the bowl of a stand mixer, cream together the butter and sugars until smooth, light in color and fluffy. This will take a few mintues.
  • Scrape the sides of the bowl and mix in the egg add vanilla.
  • Once completely combined, stop the mixer and add in the flour, rolled oats baking soda and salt.
  • Once the dry ingredients are almost mixed together, add in the shredded coconut and white chocolate chips. Mix until completely incorporated.
  • Portion out the dough into 3 tbsp portions (#24 scoop) and arrange on a parchment or silicone lined cookie sheet.
  • Bake at 350° for 11-13 minutes, or until the cookie dough has spread and the edges are turning golden brown.
  • Allow the cookies to cool on the pan for 10 minutes.
  • Serve warm.
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Nutrition

Calories: 270kcal | Carbohydrates: 38g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 12g | Saturated Fat: 8g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 2g | Trans Fat: 0.3g | Cholesterol: 28mg | Sodium: 189mg | Potassium: 91mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 19g | Vitamin A: 256IU | Vitamin C: 0.1mg | Calcium: 19mg | Iron: 1mg

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5 Comments

  1. 5 stars
    This may be one of my new favorite cookie recipes! Just made it today and they came out perfect just like the pictures and tasted delicious! Thanks for sharing the recipe!

  2. 5 stars
    Just here to say I had a happy accident happen with this one 🙂 Not totally sure what I did LOL but I think my butter may have gotten too melty so my cookies spread in the oven and got a little crispy with a delicious brown butter taste! So if anyone is thinking about making these with brown butter, DO IT! They are so delicious!

  3. 5 stars
    Made these for my coconut loving family members. They were easy to put together and came out perfectly! I love that there’s no chilling time. I made mine slightly smaller and got quite a few! I froze a few so hopefully they will be perfect later too. These are very tasty and I’ll definitely be making again!

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