Chewy Coconut Cookies

I love the smell and taste of coconut. Coconut reminds me of summer and with it being extremely hot lately I have been making a lot of coconut recipes.

Last night I had to bring in flat cookies for my cake decorating class so that we could practice using the decorating bags and tips. Instead of making plain old boring sugar cookies I immediately thought of coconut. I searched online and found a recipe at All Recipes for chewy coconut cookies. They are the perfect consistency for a chewy cookie and I love the coconut flavor. I ground the coconut flakes to ensure that I had a flat cookie but you don't have to unless you are looking for a perfectly flat cookie.

  • 1 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup butter
  • 1/2 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup white sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1/2 tsp. coconut extract
  • 1 1/3 c. flaked coconut
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C.) Combine the flour, baking soda, and salt; set aside.
  2. In a medium bowl, cream the butter, brown sugar, and white sugar until smooth. Beat in the egg and coconut extract until light and fluffy. Gradually blend in the flour mixture, then mix in the coconut. Drop dough by teaspoonfuls onto an ungreased cookie sheet. Cookies should be about 3 inches apart.
  3. Bake for 8 to 10 minutes in the preheated oven, or until lightly toasted. Cool on wire racks.

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Cielo Azul Jewelry said...

I love coconuts with a passion=0)


Allison @ House of Hepworths said...

Yum. Those look delish! Thanks for the recipe.

shopannies said...

love coconut cookies

Joanne said...

I used to hate the texture of coconut. Then I discovered Thai food and coconut milk and fell in love with the flavor. And that evolved into me liking the texture. Now it's one of my favorite things!

These cookies look excellent.

Faith said...

I love all things coconut! These cookies sound delicious...I bet they'd be fantastic paired with tea!

Lisa@BlessedwithGrace said...

You had me at COCONUT! Thanks for the recipe and linking to Tempt My Tummy Tuesday.

Jasey said...

Ditto! I love coconut! Thanks for sharing your recipe with Tuesday Tastes! People's Choice Award Polls are open now, come vote for your favorite!

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