Coconut Dreams Cookies Recipe

These Coconut Dreams Cookies are really perfect for all those Christmas cookie platters and as a food gift this season.

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Seriously, since they are filled with mounds of coconut and little bits of chocolate, these little coconut dream cookies are like a dream come true. Especially to the coconut lover. Thankfully, that’d be the Mister.

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Any dessert with coconut definitely gets his attention. From Coconut Cream PieCoconut Cake, to these little coconut cookies, coconut treats are favorites of his. And it sure is easy to understand why.

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Luckily, these little coconut cookies couldn’t be easier to make. They are simply mixed together with an electric mixer, dropped onto the baking sheet and baked until golden brown. That’s it. Nothing fancy here. But boy, oh boy do they taste extra special.

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Here’s my Coconut Dreams Cookies recipe. Make them soon for the coconut lover in your life! They’ll thank ya for them.

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Coconut cookies make a for a favorite of holiday cookie recipes. These Coconut Dream Cookies are filled with mounds of coconut, chocolate, and use coconut oil.
Serves: 20 cookies
  • ½ cup firm coconut oil or shortening
  • ¾ cup granulated sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • ½ teaspoon baking powder
  • ½ teaspoon Kosher salt
  • 1 cup chocolate chips
  • 1 cup sweetened coconut flakes
  1. Preheat oven to 325º F. Line baking sheets with parchment paper or a non-stick baking mat.
  2. Cream together the coconut oil (or shortening) and sugar until light and fluffy with an electric mixer. Mix in the egg and vanilla. In a medium bowl, whisk together the flour, baking powder and salt. Mix into the shortening and sugar mixture. Stir in chocolate chips and coconut flakes.
  3. Drop cookie dough by the tablespoon onto prepared baking sheets, leaving about 1½-inches between each cookie. Bake for 12-15 minutes until the cookies have turned lightly brown and are set. Allow to cool completely. Store in an airtight container.


Happy Cookie Making!
Robyn xo


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  1. 1

    Lisa says

    These cookies are heavenly!! My husband loved them, as did another friend. I am making them again this weekend for a cookie swap. This is one cookie recipe that’s a keeper!

  2. 3

    Tracy says

    I made these during the holidays for a party and the plate was cleared right away. They came out flatter than yours but taste was not compromised. Great recipe because I always have these ingredients in hand.

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    Jubby says

    I just made these. They are so yummy. The next time I will add less sugar and only half of the chocolate chips. The coconut taste gets a little lost.a

    So simple and so good :)

  4. 7

    jackie gene says

    I would like to pin this recipe and others but you do not have a way to do that, when i hit the Pin on the top of the recipe it goes to your PIN page and i am not able to find the recipe, other recipes have the PIN right next to the recipe and i just click on it, thanks for the help

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    Christine says

    Robyn, thank you. I love, love, love all things coconut so I tried these immediately after reading the post/recipe. I chill the dough before placing on a cookie sheet. For my daughter and her friends I use multi-colored rainbow chips for some fun. They look so great in this white cookie. I have made them twice now and they will be staple in our family’s cookie jar. Yum – tender, chewy with a bit of crunch.

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    Barb says

    Mine spread quite a bit, and it took them about 25 minutes at 325 to get to the stage I wanted them. I think next time I will refrigerate the dough, bake at 350 and toast the almonds a bit more first. But, they were totally fabulous! Crunch, chewy, and full of flavor. I can see these moving up to the top of the list of favorites. And, everything was on hand and I didn’t need to go to the grocery store first. So, they were convenient. And, it was only 20 cookies, so it was very fast filling only one cookie sheet. You have a winner here!

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