These chewy chocolate coconut cookies aim to please! Rich and flavorful chewy dark chocolate cookies, full of coconut; they’ll be your new favorite!
I had an idea the other day for a chewy chocolate coconut cookie, and I could not get that thing out of my head.
Not that I tried. Thinking about chocolate and cookies and coconut is pretty much what I do.
The real problem was that I was completely out of dark cocoa powder, and grocery budget. And desire to go to the grocery store.
I feel like I am ALWAYS at the grocery store!! #foodbloggerproblems But for real, that stuff gets old. I was willing to do it, though, for dark cocoa powder.
Especially since I new that dark cocoa powder would be transforming itself into cookies. Chewy cookies. Heavenly chewy dark chocolate cookies with coconut. Just the thought of it brings a smile to the face.
A secondary problem with the grocery store is the distractions. Every time I go to the store, I think, “Ooh, I smell french bread! Oh, and I need toothpaste. And last time I was here, they were out of the Boyle’s Birch Beer. I wonder if they have any today. What am I making for dinner Sunday? Maybe I should check the butcher block for deals.”
And it goes on and on like that. Let’s just say focusing my efforts at the grocery store is NOT the thing I’m best at.
Yes, I make lists, but it doesn’t help. I always purchase 10 things that weren’t on my list, and forget at least one or two that are.
I made these Salted Dark Chocolate Cookies some time ago, and this recipe is quite similar. I left the oats out of this one, though, since I was going to be filling them chock full of coconut.
Trust me, they are a great reward for a job well done at the grocery store.
Or a job fairly done. Or a job half done.
Want more? Check out these coconut recipes!
Chip Cookie Bars
|Coconut White Choc
- ½ cup butter, softened
- 1½ cups sugar
- 2 eggs
- 1 teaspoon vanilla
- 1 teaspoon baking soda
- ¼ teaspoon baking powder
- ½ teaspoon salt
- ½ cup dark cocoa powder (I used Hershey's Special Dark cocoa powder)
- 1¼ cups flour
- 1½ cups shredded coconut
- Cream butter and sugar. Add eggs and vanilla and mix well.
- Add soda, baking powder, salt, and cocoa powder and mix well.
- Add flour and mix until combined. Add coconut and mix just until combined.
- Drop spoonfuls onto a baking sheet, and bake at 350F for 8-10 minutes. Let cool on the baking sheet for 1-2 minutes before moving to a cooling rack.