Coconut White Chocolate Cookies


Warning! Take it from me friends. This is honestly a recipe you should probably not try. Yes, I’m being serious. Why in the heck am I posting it, did I hear you ask? Well, because these just might be the BEST cookie I’ve ever eaten. I’ve heard from more than one person who’s had these that they are on the sweet side so they can only eat one.  Seriously?  I mean, are they kidding me. Why don’t you try eating at least half the batch and then come talk to me about them being sweet. These are not the kind of cookies that I, personally, can have in the house. When they are here, I swear to heaven, they call to me, in their little coconut voices….”We’re here….You know we’re here….No one’s going to know if you eat the second half of the batch……No your butt doesn’t look any bigger…..At least not to us…..Just a few more….”.  You get the picture.  BTW- I’m pretty sure my butt does look bigger after baking (eating ) a few batches.  Oh well, life is short so I’m going to keep baking these incredible coconut white chocolate cookies!

Coconut White Chocolate Cookies

By February 10, 2010



  1. Preheat oven to 350ºF
  2. Beat the butter, sugar and vanilla with an electric mixer until light and creamy. Add the egg and beat well. Add the plain and self-rising flours and coconut and mix well. Add the chocolate.
  3. With  a large oxo cookie/ice cream scoop parcel out dough and flatten slightly with the bottom of a glass. Place on a baking tray lined with non-stick baking paper or silpat silicone liner. Leave 1" space between each cookie to allow for cookies to spread. , leaving room to spread. Repeat with remaining mixture. Bake for 10 to 14 minutes or until light golden. Allow to cool on trays.
 Donna's notes: To check if the cookies are done, look at the bottom not the top. If you wait until the top looks right you risk overcooking them. To check, lift a cookie with a spatula so you can see underneath. The bottom should be deep golden. Cool on trays as the cookies will continue to cook after you've removed them from the oven.

[donotprint]Source: Slightly Adapted From Donna Hays  [/donotprint]

49 Responses to Coconut White Chocolate Cookies

  1. Denise


    I love coconut!! These looks delicious!

  2. Bellini Valli

    You had ne as soon as you mentioned coconut but to add white chocolae into the mix is so tempting.

  3. Mimi

    Two of my kid love coconut so these would be the perfect Valentine's cookies for them.

  4. Velva

    Coconut and white chocolate….FABULOUS!!! Perfect with a glass of sparkling wine or a glass of milk.

  5. Susan

    Chocolate (of any color) and coconut! I'm all yours. 🙂 Beautiful photo!

  6. Gabe's Girl

    Thanks for sharing this recipe. I am making it for my next book club at the library! I am the cookie girl for them. Don't you just hate it when those baked goods start talking back to you? Darn them!

  7. Kim

    It's comforting to know that your cookies talk to you also:D These sound delicious and I love the picture with the ribbon.

  8. Nicole Peterson

    I know what you mean when a some morsel of yummy goodness talks to you. For me its chocolate cake and chocolate chip cookies with pecans. But these look like they may stir a whisper as well.

    Happy that I found your blog 🙂

  9. Chef E

    Shoot Velva mix the two, create a drink just for the cookie is what I say!

    This combination is like a forbidden love, but yet the only evidence will be the crumbs, and I would pull them out for later…man they sound terrific!

  10. Jamie Cooks It Up!

    Those look absolutly fabulous. I worked at Mrs. Fields Cookies when I was in high school. They had a cookie just like this….oooo, I will have to give it a try! Thanks, Kathleen!

  11. Rambling Tart

    These are beautiful, Kathleen! Mmm, mmm, what a fantastic combination of yummy flavors. 🙂

  12. Vanillastrawberryspringfields

    Oh these cookies whisper to me too right now….they are fantastic KAthleen….yeah I agree MAri has some fantastic recipes w lovely pics…..

    I love ur pic here sweety…..looks so alive …..

  13. Krista

    Whoa! These are seriously delicious cookies! You're probably right, I shouldn't make them. Bookmarking them right now anyhow…. : )

  14. Sook

    Just cause you told me not to have it, I want it even more! 🙂 Coconut is seriously one of my favorite ingredients in desserts. I've never made cookies using coconut but sounds fantastic!

  15. Debbie

    Uh oh…I have all those ingredients on hand. Is that a good thing or bad thing??? They look delicious and I am going to have to try them! Thanks!

  16. Barbara

    That is so cute the way you have wrapped your cookies up in a red ribbon!
    I don't think I've ever seen a recipe for a coconut cookie. Bars with coconut in them and aside from a coconut macaroon, yours stands alone. They look delicious too!

  17. Joanne

    Hmmm yes these definitely seem quite dangerous. But I kind of like living on the edge.

    And by dangerous. I mean fantastic. And addictive. Genius.

  18. cookies and cups

    you must be trying to kill me! These look ahhmazing and I do not understand “too sweet”…it doesn't exist in my world 😉 I will love these, I can already tell you that!

  19. George Gaston

    Kathleen, I must admit that when someone says “Don't” ~ I usually go ahead and do it!

    But as I read further through you post, I could see that I would have to try these amazing looking cookies because you challenged us that we could not eat more than one. I think I'm like you, sweetness is not something that halts my desire for more.

    Terrific recipe! Thanks…

  20. doggybloggy

    I think addictive cookies are the best kind – coconut and white chocolate make these little wolvies in sheeps clothing!

  21. Chow and Chatter

    oh wow what a great combo heavenly I write for an Alaskan seafood company could the sake halibut be featured and linked back to you
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  22. Arlette

    these looks awesome…
    a little sweet doesn't hurt any one.
    I bookmarked the recipe. Thanks for your visit and sweet comment.. this brought me here.

  23. Jennifer

    These look SO good!!! I love the flavour combination and your presentation is so cute!

  24. Pam

    I love any cookie that has coconut – they look delicious.

  25. Bridgett

    The coconut would do it for me…these look perfect!

  26. Teresa Cordero Cordell

    This is definitely one recipe that I will making. Chocolate and coconut, a lovely combination.

  27. Sophie

    MMMMMM,..very tasty & aprt looking cookies!!

    Love the ribbon!

  28. ~~louise~~

    Hi Kathleen, just popped in from Coco Cooks. Looks like I picked the perfect time. Your cookies look heavenly and sound awesome too!!! Thank you so much for sharing. You have a mighty “tasty” blog here. Bookmarked!!! BTW, Congrats!!!

  29. teresa

    oh that combination is just sinful, in a good way! and i love your picture, how pretty!

  30. Mags

    What a joy to find this recipe! These look delicious and I believe I'll be fighting the big butt syndrome soon…LOL

  31. theUngourmet

    My husband only likes white chocolate and I'm always trying to find recipes for him. These look like one he and the rest of the crew would absolutely love! I love the cute ribbon around your cookies too! 😉

  32. HoneyB

    Perfect cookie Kathleen! I know this would be a hit with many in my family as coconut and white chocolate are favorites of many! I'm bookmarking and trying them out soon!

  33. Shauna from Piece of Cake

    Ooh, this does sound like the most perfect cookie ever. I love Donna Hays recipes! Great photo, too!

  34. Cinnamon-Girl?

    These sound absolutely delicious! I love the combo.

  35. JG

    Those cookies look so good! The red ribbon would be untied real quick in my home!

  36. Kevin

    White chocolate and coconut sounds like a really nice flavour combo for cookies!

  37. Foodycat

    They are so simple! I definitely could not be trusted with these in the house!

  38. Rita

    I made these for my Valentine's Day party. Gone in 60 seconds. Seriously.

  39. Ana Powell

    I am glad you did post it.
    Loved your recipe x

  40. msmeanie

    Yum! Those sound sooo good. I love coconut and rarely find things to be too sweet. I think I would really enjoy these. I'm glad I'm not the only one who was wanted to pull some hair because of foodgawker.

  41. Jaime

    mmm i just love coconut, and white choc! would love to try these. i also love the cranberry oatmeal white choc chip cookies in my blog if you want to try something else

  42. Sarah

    Yum!!!!! I put these on my baking list this week.

  43. Julie

    These look so yummy! I just joined one of those Baking GALS teams and am contemplating what kind of cookies to make. Gonna keep these in mind.

  44. Sue

    If it's a recipe of Mari's it has to be fabulous and these look fabulous…and I have all the ingrediants in the house!! Mari's blog should be an inspiration to all who love to cook…She is truly amazing…and let's not forget the photography…I can't wait to try these…

  45. Mary

    These look delicious and it's impossible for me not to love the coconut and white chocolate combo. We'll have to try these very soon. Have a lovely day.

  46. Lisa

    I just made these. Found the recipe on Pinterest. Honestly is one of the BEST cookies I’ve ever made/eaten. Keeping this recipe for sure! YUM!

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