Coconut Chocolate Chip Cookies

1 1/3 cup flour
1/2 cup unsalted butter, at room temperature
1 cup light brown sugar
1 egg, at room temperature
1 teaspoon vanilla
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
1/3 cup sweetened shredded coconut
1 cup semisweet chocolate chips


Preheat the oven to 350. Line 2 cookie sheets with parchment paper. In a medium sized bowl, whisk together the dry ingredients. In a large bowl, cream the butter and sugars until light and fluffy. Add the egg and vanilla and combine thoroughly. Gradually add the dry ingredients to the butter mixture and mix until a very thick dough forms. Fold in the chips and coconut. Form cookies by dropping 1 heaping teaspoon of dough two inches apart. Flatten slightly then bake until light brown, about 14 minutes. Slide them out on the parchment paper on to a wire rack and allow them to cool 1-2 minutes on the parchment on the wire rack before removing the parchment and allowing them to cool directly on the wire rack.

Yield: about 1 1/2-2 dozen cookies

My thoughts:

Matt’s been busy volunteering at the National Black Deaf Advocates conference that is being held here in Baltimore this week so I’ve been trying to keep busy! I had a big craving for chocolate chip cookies and it turns out today (8/4) is National Chocolate Chip Cookie Day! It is all silly and made up but it seemed like a sign so I went ahead and whipped up these cookies while I caught up on various Australian dramas. I don’t know why I don’t make cookies more often; I mixed these up, baked them and ate one all during a single episode of Janet King. Admittedly, this isn’t a huge batch but still, that’s pretty speedy! Then I had two more while catching up on Insecure because they were that good.

The coconut adds a touch of a tropical note, of course, but it also adds a subtle yet pleasant chewiness to the cookie that I liked a lot. I think the extra moisture will keep them soft and fresh longer than regular chocolate chip cookies too which is always a plus when there are only two of you eating them! The perfect cookie for chocolate and coconut lovers.

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  1. Do you think these would still work if you added some chopped walnuts?

  2. I would think so. Maybe cut down on some of the chips?