Saturday, March 26, 2011

Coconut Chocolate Chip Cookies

I was hungry for some cookies last night so I threw these together.  I used milk chocolate chips because I had some that I needed to use up, but I'm sure these cookies would also be delicious with semi-sweet chocolate as well.  If you want to give them even more of an Almond Joy candy bar feel, you can throw in some chopped almonds.
From Hannah's Kitchen

1 cup shortening
3/4 cup brown sugar
3/4 cup white sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla
2 eggs
2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon salt
2 cups milk chocolate chips
1 cup shredded sweetened coconut

1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Line cookie sheets with parchment paper.

2. In a large bowl, cream shortening and sugars until light and fluffy.  Add in eggs and vanilla and mix until combined.  In a small bowl, stir together flour, baking soda, and salt.  Slowly add flour mixture to the sugar mixture, mixing just until combined.  Stir in chocolate chips and coconut.

3. Drop dough by the tablespoon onto cookie sheets and bake 8-10 minutes, or until edges begin to turn light brown.  Cool on cookie sheets for 5 minutes, then remove to wire racks to cool completely.


  1. These look great! I love coconut and milk chocolate as a combo. Have you ever tried making these with butter instead of shortening?

  2. These would be amazing with dark chocolate, too!

  3. Last time I used butter with coconut the cookies came out too flat (I think the coconut must release some of its oils during cooking). I would definitely try them with half butter and half shortening. I'm sure if the dough was kept cold that would keep the spreading to a minimum as well...

  4. Yum! Great idea to add coconut. It sounds great. I would like it with the almonds too:)

  5. Yum! I like the idea of an Almond Joy candy bar cookie. Yours look delicious!

  6. awesome spin on chocolate chip cookies adding coconut!! i LOVE almond joys, so these look perfect for me!!
    they look delicious, hannah!

  7. The add on coconut keeps the cookies chewy and I so love it.