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Coconut Dark Chocolate Thumbprints

A heavy coconut cookie topped with dark chocolate
Cook Time10 mins
Servings: 3 dozen
Author: Jen @ Jen's Favorite Cookies


  • 1 cup butter, cold and cut into small pieces
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 2 teaspoons coconut extract
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup sweetened shredded coconut
  • 4 ounces dark or bittersweet chocolate


  • In a stand mixer, combine cold butter with sugar and salt, mixing just until combined.
  • Add coconut extract and eggs, and mix. Add flour and mix just until combined. Mix in coconut, being careful not to overmix.
  • Form tablespoon-sized balls of dough. Place on a greased or lined baking sheet and press an indent into each ball with the back of a spoon or with fingers.
  • Bake at 350F for 9-12 minutes, until edges are slightly brown. Remove to a cooling rack and let cool.
  • Break chocolate into pieces and place in a microwave-safe dish. Microwave in 30-second intervals, stirring between each, until chocolate is completely melted.
  • Spoon chocolate into the indents in the cookies. Let cool slightly before eating.