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Chocolate Coconut Cookies Recipe

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Hello my fellow Chocolate Fanatics! I love my monthly visits to Food Fanatic. I get to show up and talk about my love for chocolate every month. This month is a chocolate lovers dream come true. The holidays mean chocolate is everywhere. That makes me super happy.

I’m partial to milk chocolate most of the time but for this recipe I went with dark chocolate. I thought it would compliment the cream cheese topping with coconut in it. It worked perfectly. I have to say I love the flavour combination of this cookie recipe. 

Coconut is one of my favourite things in the world. It ranks up there with cherries, pistachios, and hazelnuts. (Some of which are featured in my new favorite cream cheese fudge recipe here on Food Fanatic!) We try to keep lots of coconut baking supplies on hand at all times. I really love having fresh coconut on hand as well. There is something about cracking open a coconut that takes me to my happy place.

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For this recipe you are going to use flaked coconut. I’m sure you could substitute fresh if you like, but for me, I wanted to make this as easy as possible. If you dig toasted coconut that would be lovely with these cookies too. 

You can use any kind of chocolate you prefer for this recipe.

The original recipe I adapted it from used semisweet chocolate. I happen to love semisweet chocolate for baking. However, I had made so many recipes using it lately that I wanted a change of pace. 

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I think this would be lovely if you used white chocolate in lieu of dark or semisweet. They would not only taste amazing but the presentation for the holidays with an all white cookie would be spectacular. It takes that song "I’m dreaming of a white Christmas" to whole new heights. 

Be sure to whip up a batch of these today. You will not be disappointed. These will impress your family and friends in a big way. Be sure to sprinkle extra coconut for Santa Claus. I hear he really digs coconut. Funny, so do I. 

Chocolate Coconut Cookies Image
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Chocolate Coconut Cookies Recipe

Kim Beaulieu
Chocolate coconut cookies are at home on any holiday cookie tray. Just try to resist all that flaky coconut!
2.89 from 37 votes
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Chilling Time 8 minutes
Total Time 8 hours 25 minutes
Servings 24 1 cookie
Calories 174 kcal

Ingredients
  

  • 1 cup All-Purpose Flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon Baking Soda
  • 3/4 teaspoon Baking Powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon Salt
  • 1 cup Confectioners Sugar divided
  • 1/4 cup Butter softened
  • 6 ounces Dark Chocolate melted
  • 3 large Egg lightly beaten
  • 1/4 cup Granulated Sugar
  • 8 ounces Cream Cheese softened
  • 1 cup Sweetened Coconut Flakes divided

Instructions
 

  • Combine the flour, baking soda, baking powder and salt in a small bowl. Mix lightly. Set aside.
  • In a separate large bowl combine 3/4 cups of the confectioners’ sugar with the butter. Mix until smooth.
  • Stir the melted chocolate ( I recommend using a double boiler to melt chocolate) into the sugar and butter mixture. Stir until combined. 
  • Add the eggs and the granulated sugar to the large bowl, mix until well blended.
  • Add the flour mixture to the large bowl next, adding it gradually as you mix. Mix until everything is well combined. 
  • Cover the dough in plastic wrap and refrigerate overnight. 
  • Preheat oven to 350°F. Line two cookie sheets with parchment paper. If you need the paper to stick a little tip is to scrape just a tiny bit of batter to the corners of the pans, then stick the parchment to it. Works like a charm.
  • Spoon dough onto pans in 1 inch balls. (or use your hands to roll them into balls) Place them about 2 inches apart so the cookies will not touch as they bake.
  • Bake for about 8 to 10 minutes. The cookies should not look wet on the top when they are finished.
  • Remove from oven and allow cookies to cool for about 5 minutes. Remove from pans and place on wire cooling racks. Allow to cool completely. While the cookies are cooling you can make the coconut cream cheese topping. 
  • Combine the cream cheese and remaining 1/4 cup of confectioners’ sugar in a medium size bowl. Stir in 1/2 cup of the coconut. Mix well. 
  • Spread the coconut cream cheese mixture evenly over top of each cookie. 
  • Sprinkle remaining coconut over top of the cookies. 
  • Serve with a big old chocolate and coconut loving smile!

Notes

Recipe adapted from Paula Deen’s Holiday Baking Magazine October 2010 Chocolate-Coconut Cookies

Nutrition

Calories: 174kcalCarbohydrates: 11gProtein: 2gFat: 10gSaturated Fat: 6gSodium: 101mgSugar: 10g
Keyword Baked, Baking, Chocolate, Christmas, Coconut, Cookie Week, Cookies, Desserts, Party Food
Tried this recipe?Let us know how it was!
Chocolate Coconut Cookies Photo

Chocolate Coconut Cookies Recipe

Kim Beaulieu
Chocolate coconut cookies are at home on any holiday cookie tray. Just try to resist all that flaky coconut!
2.89 from 37 votes
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Chilling Time 8 minutes
Total Time 8 hours 25 minutes
Servings 24 1 cookie
Calories 174 kcal

Ingredients
  

  • 1 cup All-Purpose Flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon Baking Soda
  • 3/4 teaspoon Baking Powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon Salt
  • 1 cup Confectioners Sugar divided
  • 1/4 cup Butter softened
  • 6 ounces Dark Chocolate melted
  • 3 large Egg lightly beaten
  • 1/4 cup Granulated Sugar
  • 8 ounces Cream Cheese softened
  • 1 cup Sweetened Coconut Flakes divided

Instructions
 

  • Combine the flour, baking soda, baking powder and salt in a small bowl. Mix lightly. Set aside.
  • In a separate large bowl combine 3/4 cups of the confectioners’ sugar with the butter. Mix until smooth.
  • Stir the melted chocolate ( I recommend using a double boiler to melt chocolate) into the sugar and butter mixture. Stir until combined. 
  • Add the eggs and the granulated sugar to the large bowl, mix until well blended.
  • Add the flour mixture to the large bowl next, adding it gradually as you mix. Mix until everything is well combined. 
  • Cover the dough in plastic wrap and refrigerate overnight. 
  • Preheat oven to 350°F. Line two cookie sheets with parchment paper. If you need the paper to stick a little tip is to scrape just a tiny bit of batter to the corners of the pans, then stick the parchment to it. Works like a charm.
  • Spoon dough onto pans in 1 inch balls. (or use your hands to roll them into balls) Place them about 2 inches apart so the cookies will not touch as they bake.
  • Bake for about 8 to 10 minutes. The cookies should not look wet on the top when they are finished.
  • Remove from oven and allow cookies to cool for about 5 minutes. Remove from pans and place on wire cooling racks. Allow to cool completely. While the cookies are cooling you can make the coconut cream cheese topping. 
  • Combine the cream cheese and remaining 1/4 cup of confectioners’ sugar in a medium size bowl. Stir in 1/2 cup of the coconut. Mix well. 
  • Spread the coconut cream cheese mixture evenly over top of each cookie. 
  • Sprinkle remaining coconut over top of the cookies. 
  • Serve with a big old chocolate and coconut loving smile!

Notes

Recipe adapted from Paula Deen’s Holiday Baking Magazine October 2010 Chocolate-Coconut Cookies

Nutrition

Calories: 174kcalCarbohydrates: 11gProtein: 2gFat: 10gSaturated Fat: 6gSodium: 101mgSugar: 10g
Keyword Baked, Baking, Chocolate, Christmas, Coconut, Cookie Week, Cookies, Desserts, Party Food
Tried this recipe?Let us know how it was!
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