Chewy Coconut Cookies
Chewy Coconut Cookies Recipe

Chewy Coconut Cookies

Coconut cookies, loaded with coconut and butter. These chewy cookies are bound to become family favorites.

30 min
1 hr 20 min


1 cup Land O Lakes® Butter, softened

3/4 cup sugar

3/4 cup firmly packed brown sugar

2 large Land O Lakes® Eggs

1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla

2 1/4 cups all-purpose flour

2 teaspoons baking powder

1/4 teaspoon baking soda

2 1/2 cups sweetened flaked coconut

30 red or green candied cherries, halved

How to make

  1. STEP 1

    Heat oven to 350°F.

  2. STEP 2

    Combine butter, sugar, brown sugar, eggs, and vanilla in large bowl. Beat at medium speed, scraping bowl often, until creamy. Add flour, baking powder, and baking soda. Beat at low speed until well mixed. Stir in coconut.

  3. STEP 3

    Drop dough by rounded teaspoonfuls, 2 inches apart, onto ungreased cookie sheets. Press 1 cherry half onto center of each cookie. Bake 9-13 minutes or until edges begin to brown. Remove from cookie sheets.

Tip #1

Proper storing keeps cookies at their best. If you will not be eating your cookies within three days, freeze them. Make sure the cookies are completely cool before placing them in storage containers. Otherwise, they’re likely to stick together. Keep soft or chewy cookies separate from crisp ones.


23Fat (mg)
115Cholesterol (mg)
320Sodium (mg)
59Carbohydrates (g)
1Dietary Fiber
6Protein (g)


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  March 31, 2018

These are absolutely delicious! I added a 1/4 tsp of sea salt to offset some of the sweetness. I baked them for 10 minutes. They are chewy and so yummy! 💛💛💛

— says Bonnie A Isaac
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  December 18, 2016

One of, if not the BEST chewy cookie recipes out there. They are a crowd pleaser and keep well in our cookie jar ((but hardly last 2 days!)). Super soft/chewy and the coconut flavor is spot on without any overbearing 'tropical' notes that some people might not like. We occasionally add in mini choc chips and chopped almonds. A must try!! Thank you Land'OLakes for such a wonderful recipe.

— says SuzannaB
  August 01, 2013

I love it

— says ha
  December 31, 2010

I made this recipe several years ago at Christmas time and loved it. They are moist, chewy and full of coconut flavor. They are now a regualr cookie I bake at Christmas and other times of the year.

— says Mary
  November 21, 2010

The very first time I made this recipe it became a family favorite... my teen daughter, who is not even a huge fan of sweets, said, as she ate one warm from the oven, "they are like a cloud of warm coconutty goodness."

— says Laurie
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