Coconut Dreams Cookies Recipe

74 Comments

4.94 from 29 votes
Jump to Recipe

This post may contain affiliate links. Please read my disclosure policy.

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.

Coconut Dream Cookies Recipe | ©addapinch.com

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.

Coconut Dream Cookies Recipe | ©addapinch.com

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.

Coconut Dream Cookies Recipe | ©addapinch.com

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!

Coconut Dream Cookies Recipe

4.94 from 29 votes
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!
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 25 minutes
Servings: 20 cookies

Ingredients 

  • 1/2 cup (92 g) shortening
  • 3/4 cup (149 g) granulated sugar
  • 1 large (50 g) egg
  • 1 teaspoon (5 g) vanilla extract
  • 1 cup (120 g) all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon (2 g) baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon (1 g) Kosher salt
  • 1 cup (170 g) chocolate chips (mini), or 1/2 cup chocolate chips
  • 1 cup (85 g) 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.

Nutrition

Calories: 143kcal | Carbohydrates: 17g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 8g | Saturated Fat: 7g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 1g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 11mg | Sodium: 75mg | Potassium: 36mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 11g | Vitamin A: 14IU | Calcium: 7mg | Iron: 1mg

Nutrition information is automatically calculated, so should only be used as an approximation.

Happy Cookie Making!
Robyn xo

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.

Welcome to Add A Pinch

About Robyn

Robyn Stone is a cookbook author, wife, mom, and passionate home cook. Her tested and trusted recipes give readers the confidence to cook recipes the whole family will love. Robyn has been featured on Food Network, People, Southern Living, and more.

Leave a comment

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Recipe Review




74 Comments

  1. Rose says:

    I’m wondering about the coconut amt..1 cup of coconut doesn’t seem to be 386 grams or so..isn’t that too much in grams please

    1. Robyn Stone says:

      Rose, thank you for catching that. It should be 85 grams.

  2. Crystal says:

    My cookies are going flat =(
    I even put them in the fridge before baking. any tips?

    1. Robyn Stone says:

      Crystal, there are a few reasons why cookies will be flat. Was your shortening or coconut oil still a solid when you added it to the sugar? that thIf it had started melting or was too soft, that could cause your cookies to be flat. Was your oven heating at the correct temperature? A too hot oven will cause cookies to flatten. Did you grease your cookie sheets; too much grease on a baking sheet will cause cookies to flatten. Did you add the full cup of coconut flakes to the batter? Too few would cause the cookies to flatten. Did you drop the batter onto the baking sheet so that they were mounded onto the sheet and not flat? I hope this helps.

  3. G says:

    Hi I’d like to make these. Can some oats be added to this recipe? how much and more coconut oil or butter?

    1. Robyn Stone says:

      I haven’t made these adding oats so I can’t tell you how to make them.