Chocolate Coconut Cookies

These easy and delicious Chocolate Coconut Cookies are the most amazing cookie recipe. Soft with a great texture, a traditional great dessert!

chocolate coconut cookies

Chocolate Coconut Cookies

Also worthy are these Pecan Haystacks, so simple to make. But if cookies is where it’s at, you need to try these Chocolate Reese’s Pieces Cookies.

With only a week until Christmas, I’m officially in baking overdrive. I put off making holiday treats until now, so that they last until the big event.

Unfortunately now I’m rushing like mad, trying to get it all done in limited time. This is the time when I’m thankful for easy recipes, or else my holiday baking wouldn’t exist all I’m sure.

I discovered a recipe for Chocolate Chunk Macaroons, and after reading through the ingredients and instructions, I decided the simplicity yelled ‘make me!‘. Yet I wanted more of a cookie taste, so I adapted the recipe that I found.

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After baking, I wasn’t left with the classic ball-shape of macaroons. Instead they had spread and flattened into cookies. I did omit the pecans, but I don’t think that would have caused the drop.

In any case, cookie were made. And they were still super-good, so that’s a victory! It goes to show that baking is hit and miss, and we all have our fails now and then.

So this is how the Chocolate Coconut Cookies recipe came to be. If you really want that macaroon shape, I’d suggest using only half the can of milk, and maybe 1/3 cup more coconut.

That might bulk it up enough to give it some sticking power. Either way, they’re good in cookie form, because, cookies!

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chocolate coconut cookies recipe
chocolate coconut cookies

Chocolate Coconut Cookies

Yield: 24
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 12 minutes
Total Time: 22 minutes

These easy and delicious Chocolate Coconut Cookies are the most amazing cookie recipe. Soft with a great texture, a traditional great dessert!


  • 4-1/2 cups sweetened flaked coconut
  • 6 oz Semi-Sweet Chocolate, chopped
  • 1/3 cup flour
  • 1 can sweetened condensed milk, 300 mL
  • 2 tsp vanilla


  1. Heat oven to 350ºF.
  2. Combine coconut, chocolate and flour in large bowl. Add milk and vanilla; mix well.
  3. Drop tablespoonfuls of coconut mixture, 2 inches apart, into 60 mounds on parchment-covered baking sheets.
  4. Bake 10 to 12 min. or until golden brown. Cool on baking sheet 1 min. Remove to wire racks; cool completely.
Nutrition Information:
Yield: 24 Serving Size: 24 Servings
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 133Saturated Fat: 4gCholesterol: 6mgSodium: 41mgCarbohydrates: 17gFiber: 1gSugar: 14gProtein: 2g

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  1. These look FANTABULOUS!! I have to make them for our Family Christmas Dessert table!! Thank you for sharing Tammi!

  2. Yum! These sound delicious .. I really like the idea of some coconutin there! Simple yet it asdds a real twist

  3. I am hoping to get in a little baking tomorrow, and since I have all the ingredients for these, may give them a try! Thanks!

  4. You’re right – those ingredients do yell “Make me!” Bet they tasted delicious.

  5. Sounds like a great cookie recipe!! Anything with sweetened condensed milk usually is yummy 🙂

  6. Chocolate and coconut – two of my favourites. They sound delicious.Since my husband died 10 days ago, I am not in the mood for baking, but these do sound delicious for another time.

  7. Oh Tammi, those look really good! I love anything with coconut! I’ve saved the recipe and will make some this week! Thanks! 🙂

  8. Only 5 ingredients – how simple is that? These look fantastic and crispy around the edges – I can’t wait to try them!

  9. Chocolate and coconut, how could these not be delicious! I tried to make macaroons a couple of weeks ago and they didn’t turn out that great. I’ll have to test these out to make up for it.

  10. These look delicious, round or flat. You could let the “dough” sit for a bit so the coconut absorbs more moisture and they’d be rounder. Also all coconut and sweetened condensed milk isn’t created equal. So a different brand might just do the trick.

  11. these cookies look amazing… I’m going to add them to my list of cookies to bake this xmas. thanks for the recipe!

  12. Those look delicious! I’m always on the lookout for easy cookie recipes to try with my kids. Thank you for sharing.

  13. I left a lot of my baking until this week too. I need to bake a bunch of pies for family get togethers but I might leave that until the 24th. I have a potluck brunch to go to this morning…I think I’ll try making these Chocolate Coconut Cookies for it!

  14. yummy these look and sound delish thanks for sharing , i will def be trying them out 🙂

  15. I wouldn’t call this a miss. They still look absolutely delicious and I might just give them a try. Thanks for your hints too. Once again your photos are drooling worthy!!

  16. Lol, I failed your fail! Mine look like only slightly fallen macaroons. Oh well, they still look like they’ll be tasty 🙂

  17. Made these up they were delicious but mine never flattened out and stayed more like a macaroon shape. Did not have Bakers Semi sweet squares so just used chocolate chips.

  18. I’ve never used coconut in my cookies because but it’s such a great idea and these cookies look really good so I’ll have to try them

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