Chewy Coconut Cookies {Great Food Blogger Cookie Swap}

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I made these cookies for the Great Food Blogger Cookie Swap of 2013, a virtual charitable cookie exchange whose proceeds go to Cookies for Kids Cancer.  If you’re not familiar with the Great Food Blogger Cookie Swap you can read all about it here.

Basically, bloggers around the world pay a small fee to join the swap then send a dozen cookies to three different bloggers (assigned at random).  And three different bloggers send you a dozen cookies.  Needless to say, I’ve consumed a lot of scrumptious cookies lately:) 

619 bloggers participated this year (from eight different countries) and what’s really incredible is several great brands–OXO, Dixie Crystals, Gold Medal Flour, and Grandma’s Mollasses matched what the bloggers earned (in terms of entry fee and extra donations) dollar for dollar up to $3,ooo per brand.  Together we raised over $13,000 for Cookies for Kids Cancer.  Amazing right?!



These Chewy Coconut Cookies are a really simple cookie.  My mom shared the recipe with me a few weeks ago, they’re a new favorite of my dads.  The only thing that keeps them from being so incredibly boring is a nice touch of coconut.  Think soft and chewy, buttery, coconutty sugar cookies.  

Sometimes I think I need to make the next craziest, most unique cookie.  Loaded with a variety of chocolate chips or stuffed with something fun and crazy.  And then I eat one of these simple coconut cookies and am reminded how much I like simple, classic cookies.  

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BUT, if you want to get a little crazy, give them a drizzle of chocolate.  The chocolate lover in me couldn’t resist and it still keeps them simple. Yum yum!

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Chewy Coconut Cookies
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simply chewy coconut cookies! jazz them up with a drizzle of chocolate too!
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  1. 1 cup butter (or coconut oil)
  2. 1 1/2 cups sugar
  3. 2 tsp vanilla
  4. 2 eggs
  5. 3 cups flour
  6. 2 1/2 tsp baking powder
  7. 1/2 tsp salt
  8. 1/2 - 3/4 cup shredded coconut
  9. Addition sugar to roll the cookies in
  10. Chocolate chips (optional for melting and drizzling over the cookies)
  1. Preheat oven to 350.
  2. Sift flour, powder and salt together and set aside. Beat the butter, sugar, vanilla and eggs together until creamy. Fold dry ingredients into the wet mixture. Lastly, fold in the coconut.
  3. Roll dough into one-inch balls then roll in the sugar. Place on cookie sheets lined with parchment and bake for 8 minutes and remove and let cool.
  4. If desired melt chocolate chips and drizzle over the cookies.
  1. recipe from my mom's friend Jolene!
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  1. These are beautiful! And I am obsessed with coconut so consider these made!

  2. Since you bake these rolled into balls I’m guessing these flatten during the baking? Ive never made coconut cookies so just wondering … your description sounds divine and so I absolutely must make these ASAP!

  3. Love, love, love these! Added to my Pinterest Christmas Cookie Board!

  4. Kristy – these were AWESOME!!! I loved them plain, I loved them with the chocolate drizzle, I ate them all – very quickly!! : ) Thanks!

  5. Those look so yummy! I don’t think I’ve ever had a coconut cookie but I am obsessed with coconut cake, so I’m sure I’d love these!! :) Great pick for the swap

  6. These look great. Do you think the recipe would work with toasted coconut, too? [I loves me some toasted coconut.]

    I made Soft-Baked Gingersnap Molasses Cookies, 3 Ways for my Cookie Swap recipe. First timer, but I can’t wait to do it again next year. Happy baking!

  7. and when do i add the coconut? you have an incomplete recipe

  8. These cookies were so yummy! Thanks so much for them!

  9. These sounds delicious… But I don’t see the oven temp anywhere. Am I overlooking it?

  10. I made these yesterday. They were ok. The batter is really dry and crumbly. But the cookies managed to stay together. Mine were not flat like in the pic either. I baked at 350. I figured that was safe temp since it wasn’t listed in the above recipe.

  11. This sounds and looks amazing. What type if sugar do you use in order to make them soft and chewy? Thank you and kind regards, christie

  12. Batter is too dry and crumbly, did anyone else experience this? I’m afraid it won’t make decent cookies, but I don’t want to throw it away either.

  13. I love coconut cookies! Thanks for sharing :)

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