Chewy Coconut Cookies
Soft, chewy, with a wonderful coconut flavor and texture, these chewy coconut cookies are perfect for any coconut lover out there.
Sometimes you just need a simple cookie recipe with an unfussy but delicious flavor to get you through the day. And that’s exactly what these cookies are. We love coconut here at our house and when I asked the boys what kind of cookie I should make for an after-school treat, they all agreed upon coconut. These cookies are perfectly chewy–and stay that way for days after you bake them. That’s due in part to the coconut oil that’s in them. I used both coconut oil and butter for the fat in these cookies and I love the contribution they both have. You can’t beat butter’s flavor and conversely coconut oil adds that soft chewy texture that makes cookies so irresistible.
Texture. That’s what my oldest son commented on first when he took a bite of this cookie (can you tell we watch cooking shows together? 😉 ). And it’s true. The texture from the shredded coconut as well as the chewiness of the cookie base…it all comes together for a delightful first (and second and third!) bite.
The sweetener in these is brown sugar. It just adds a subtle underlying depth that’s super delicious.
Sure, I thought about drizzling these with chocolate, which on another day I might have done, but again I was just craving a pure coconut flavor when I made these. But if you’re a major chocolate lover, feel free to dip or drizzle these in chocolate.
I found this recipe in an old Mennonite cookbook and adapted it for today. So it’s a tried and true recipe with just a little tweaking that I’m sure you’ll love. Give them a try if you’re like me and love coconut!