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Coconut Cookies are always a favorite holiday cookie recipe! These easy Coconut Dream Cookies are filled with mounds of coconut and chocolate are a delicious treat for the coconut lover!

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. // addapinch.com

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

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

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Coconut Dreams Cookies

Any dessert with coconut definitely gets Bart’s 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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How to Make Coconut Dreams Cookies

These little coconut cookies are super easy to make and are always such delicious treats!

Here’s how you make them.

As you preheat the oven, line baking sheets with parchment or non-stick baking mats.

You’ll then use your electric mixer to cream together the coconut oil, or shortening, and sugar until light and fluffy. Then you will mix in the egg and vanilla.

Then whisk together the flour, baking powder and salt in a medium sized bowl.

Once the dry ingredients are combined, mix into the shortening and sugar mixture. Stir in chocolate chips and coconut flakes.

Then you simply drop the cookie dough by the tablespoon onto your prepared baking sheets, making sure to leave about 1 1/2-inches between each cookie. Bake them for 12-15 minutes until the cookies have turned lightly brown and are set. Allow to cool completely and store your Coconut Dreams cookies in an airtight container.

Make-Ahead Coconut Dreams Cookies

For an easy make ahead cookie recipe, prepare your Coconut Dreams cookie dough and drop onto a parchment lined baking sheet. Place into the freezer and freeze for 30 minutes. Transfer your cookies to a freezer-safe zip top bag and store in the freezer for up to 3 months.

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Here’s my Coconut Dreams Cookies recipe. Make them soon for the coconut lover in your life! I hope you enjoy them as much as we do!

4.9 from 19 votes

Coconut Dream Cookies Recipe

Dessert 25 mins

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. // addapinch.com
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 15 mins
Servings 20 cookies
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Author Robyn Stone | Add a Pinch
Coconut Cookies are always a favorite holiday cookie recipe! These Coconut Dream Cookies are filled with mounds of coconut, chocolate, use coconut oil and are a delicious treat for the coconut lover!

Ingredients  

  • 1/2 cup firm coconut oil or shortening
  • 3/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon Kosher salt
  • 1 cup chocolate chips (mini) or ½ cup chocolate chips
  • 1 cup sweetened coconut flakes

Instructions 

  • Preheat oven to 325º F. Line baking sheets with parchment paper or a non-stick baking mat.
  • 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.
  • Drop cookie dough by the tablespoon onto prepared baking sheets, leaving about 1 1/2-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.

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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. // addapinch.com

From the Add a Pinch recipe archives. Originally published 2013.

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  1. omg these cookies are super yummy,they melt in your mouth and the coconut and chocolate are a perfect combo in these cookies,thank you!

    1. I’m so happy you love these cookies. They are one of my husband’s favorite cookies.

  2. This is a repeat hit for our bible study group. I have raised the temp to 350 instead of 325 and pushed it up to 18 min to get it not too toasty. I do have a convection oven but I d not think that is the issue.

    1. My daughter loves anything coconut and asked if I would bake her something that included it. So happy I chose this recipe, which I doubled with no problems! So delicious!!

  3. My husband said these are AMAZING! Lacy edges, chewy centers, addicting! Panicked when I couldn’t find the recipe again later in the day. I learned how to search my history on Google just to get it back. Totally worth the effort.

  4. I baked multiple cookie recipes every holiday and try a new recipe annually to change up the mix. The coconut dream cookies are now our favorite. I read the reviews and used half of the chocolate chips. Actually made a few cookies without the chocolate chips and they were fabulous. The chocolate does overpower the taste of the coconut. Next time I will use a little more coconut and fewer chocolate chips. I did refrigerate the dough to help prevent spreading. What may be most helpful is I made smaller cookies. Instead of a tablespoon I used half and they did not spread as much and baked according to the recommended time. YUM!

  5. Just FYI it’s very apparent from the picture that she used mini chips. So if your using regular sized chocolate chips definitely cut it to half but the 1 cup of mini chips should be fine. I just keep seeing the posts about too much chocolate and this might be why.

    1. Lu, the recipe has been updated to the correct 1 cup mini chocolate chips or 1/2 cup regular chocolate chips. Thank you.

  6. Love it! And everyone around did too :)!
    I added butter instead of shortening 1:1 ratio. Brown sugar instead of white sugar.and unsweetened coconut flakes. It was still super sweet but sooo addictive .
    Also I baked it in 350F for 10mins. Scooped half tablespoon of batter on the the parchment paper. Recipe gave me 24 cookies. Yummmm

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