Coconut Cookies with Chocolate Chips

Wednesday, November 23, 2011
I love coconut and chocolate and these cookies are two of the best ingredients and make best the perfect combinations of flavor.

This cookie is simple, however, we use a secret ingredient for a little more texture, crushed cornflakes.

I have tried so many recipes over the last 20 years and these are so much better than any other coconut cookie out there.

Chocolate chips whether milk, semi-sweet or even another flavor white, or butterscotch chips are all a nice change also.

Keep in mind you will need to make toasted coconut by baking in the oven or microwaving it so do this ahead of time first and cool it.

If you are a cookie jar cookie lover, do try my family's Everything Cookies, Chocolate Chip Shortbread recipe, Peanut Butter Cookie Recipe, and oatmeal cookies!

Scroll down to this easy recipe and give them a try!

Easy Steps for Coconut Cookies with Chocolate Chips

  1. cream the butter and  in a separate bowl add the dry ingredients in the bowl
  2. add them together and stir in the chips, coconut, and crushed cornflakes
  3. drop on cookies sheets with parchment paper
  4. bake for 8 to 10 minutes cool and enjoy

Other Cookies We Love

Shortbread Chocolate Chip Cookies

Cowboy Cookies

chocolate chip cookie dough


  1. cream the butter and sugar 
  2. Bake on parchment paper or a Silpat mat
  3. Always preheat the oven
  4. Use softened butter never margarine
  5. Any flavored chocolate chips can be used
  6. Store these in an airtight container with wax paper between the cookies for freshness
  7. Try using almond  or coconut extract instead of vanilla for a different-flavored cookie
  8. use an ice cream scoop for same-size uniform cookies

Coconut Cookies with Chocolate Chips

Coconut Cookies with Chocolate Chips
Yield: 25
Author: Claudia Lamascolo
Prep time: 10 MinCook time: 8 MinTotal time: 18 Min
These are crispy coconut chocolate chip cookies with crushed cornflakes in the batter.


  • 1 - 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup butter at room temperature
  • 1/2 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup white sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 1/3 cups toasted flaked coconut
  • 1 cup of chocolate chips
  • 2 cups of crushed cornflakes


  1. Toasting Coconut:
  2. Preheat oven to 325 degrees. Spread coconut flakes on a baking sheet in a thin layer and bake in preheated oven. The flakes will toast very quickly and won't take more than 5-10 minutes. After a few minutes stir the coconut and keep an eye on it until it's golden brown.
  3. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees and line baking sheets with parchment paper.
  4. Add flour, baking soda, and salt together into a large bowl and put it aside.
  5. Cream the butter, brown sugar, and white sugar together in a large bowl with an electric mixer until smooth.
  6. Beat in the egg and vanilla until this mixture looks light around 3 minutes.
  7. Stir in the flour mixture, then stir in the coconut until blended evenly.
  8. Fold in the chocolate chips and cornflakes.
  9. Refrigerate the dough for 30 minutes.
  10. Using a cookie scoop, or teaspoon on the lined baking sheets.
  11. Bake in the preheated oven until golden brown, about 8 to 10 minutes.

Nutrition Facts



Fat (grams)


Sat. Fat (grams)


Carbs (grams)


Fiber (grams)


Net carbs


Sugar (grams)


Protein (grams)


Sodium (milligrams)


Cholesterol (grams)

coconut cookies with chocolate chips, chocolate chip coconut cookies, cornflake cookies with coconut
cookie recipes

This is an Affiliate link and I do make a small commission see our Disclosure Policy Here


  1. I love these cookies ^__^ Bye, have a good day

  2. I have a very good recipe posted but this one sounds so simple and delicious. Definitely a try out. Thanks for posting! My grandkids will love to bake them with me. A super fun Christmas grandama activity!Hve a nice day!

  3. Another recipe that I will be making on the coming holiday Christmas eve. Hmm. Probably I could add some more on the recipe to make it more enjoyable. Thanks for sharing. I had listed already the recipe and the ingredients too.

    Food Hygiene Certification

  4. And an absolute classic!! All I need is milk. Happy Thanksgiving!

  5. I thought it was funny when Alton Brown published 3 Chocolate Chip recipes for thin and crispy, regular and thick and cakey. But you one up him by listing alternate ingredients for variations. My mom only had 1 recipe whatever was on the back of the chocolate chip bag. Now you have me craving chocolate chip cookies.

  6. What classically delightful cookies. I love recipes like this and I love memories of cookies with cold milk. This recipe begs to be tried. I hope you have a great day. Blessings...Mary.

  7. Yummy cookies ideal for my coffee!xxx

  8. It's really amazing how many recipes we do try and then fall back on our oldies ;o)
    This one looks like a real dependable.

    Claudia...Happy Thanksgiving to you and your loved ones. Hope everything is well.

    Flavourful wishes,

  9. Dear Claudia, I just love chocolate chip cookies. These sound great at the end of the day with a good cup of coffee. I would dip them.
    Your friend, Catherine xo

  10. Claudia, my son will go wild with your cookies! Perfect with a cup of tea!

  11. You're probably right about over cooking. I've noticed that when you leave a cookie in to get completely browned, it ends up crispy after cooling.

  12. Oh, yum! I hardly ever make cookies that aren't of the pillsbury variety. In my head, I'm like those are just fine. But then I see these original, classic cookies and I feel like storming into the kitchen and baking some PROPER cookies :)

  13. I haven't had a warm homemade chocolate chip cookie in a long time. This sounds so good! (ps I haven't had a COOKIE in a long time!)

  14. you are right, it is hard to resist a choc chip cookie... these are perfect - thanks for entering and good luck with the contest... remember to tweet

  15. I love trying new chocolate chip cookie recipes, Claudia! These look yummy~


Remember to use the search option for a recipe you're looking for and thanks for all your kind words and support. We love our readers all the best Claudia