I came up with this scrumptious recipe one day, just trying to find a way to use the bag of coconut flakes sitting in the cupboard. It was just a cross between family recipes for cookies and my own special touch of imagination. Well I'm glad that I came up with it as are my family and friends. I hope you enjoy as much as we did.

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Ingredients

72
Original recipe yields 72 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C).

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  • In a large bowl, cream together the butter, brown sugar and white sugar until light and fluffy. Beat in the eggs one at a time, then stir in the vanilla. Combine the flour, baking soda and salt; stir into the creamed mixture. Fold in chocolate chips and coconut. Drop by rounded spoonfuls onto cookie sheets.

  • Bake for 8 to 10 minutes in the preheated oven. Allow cookies to cool on baking sheet for 5 minutes before removing to a wire rack to cool completely.

Nutrition Facts

85.3 calories; 0.9 g protein; 10.8 g carbohydrates; 11.9 mg cholesterol; 76.6 mg sodium. Full Nutrition

Reviews (458)

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
01/11/2007
These cookies are freaking awesome. Adding an additional 1/2 stick of butter and 2 tablespoons of milk makes them super fluffy and chewwwy. They come out rather flat otherwise. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
03/28/2011
These were just okay for us. I love coconut, and I love chocolate chip cookies, but these just didn't "wow" me. I ended up taking the majority of cookies to work, and they still didn't get eaten. Read More
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562 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 411
  • 4 star values: 116
  • 3 star values: 29
  • 2 star values: 4
  • 1 star values: 2
Rating: 5 stars
01/11/2007
These cookies are freaking awesome. Adding an additional 1/2 stick of butter and 2 tablespoons of milk makes them super fluffy and chewwwy. They come out rather flat otherwise. Read More
(168)
Rating: 5 stars
12/26/2005
These cookies are the bomb! I'm sure I'll make them again. My mistake was in storing them in Tupperware which softened the perfectly crispy edges. Say it with me now: Tupperware for chewy, tin for crispy. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
03/31/2008
I love this recipe. This cookie is my back-up recipe for any event or family gathering. I do change the recipe a little because they tend to be a little greasy. I use half shortening and half butter instead of all butter and reduce it by at least a 1/4 cup. Also I add more coconut and instead of all semi-sweet chocolate chips I use a variety of whatever kind I have on hand. I usually use a mix of milk white butterscotch (i think the butterscotch really brings out the best in the cookie) and semisweet chocolate chips. I also add a little spice like nutmeg cinnamon cloves almond extract or whatever sounds good. Enjoy. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
10/17/2007
I don't usually give a recipe 5 stars unless I love it. These are fantastic!! And sooooo easy! I had to adjust the sugar because all I had was sweetened coconut. I used 1/2 cup white and 1/2 brown and they were perfect. Thanks! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
08/28/2003
I hate coconut. Hate it with a passion. But someone at work asked me to make a cookie with coconut in it. I picked this recipe and I think I am the one who ate the most of them! Easy and delicious. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
08/28/2003
I LOVE this recipe! It tastes so yummy its crazy! I originally wanted to bake just a regular chocolate chip cookie recipe...but I looked and looked for one that was low in fat and calories...this recipe was fairly low compared to the rest. But after I started making the cookies I relized that I had no semi-sweet chocolate chips...only buterscotch...so I used those instead...and WOAH! They are the BEST COOKIES EVER!! Yeesh they were very yummy and I have to stop myself or I will eat them all! They taste good with a nice COLD glass of milk or coffee! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
03/31/2008
FABULOUS!! these are wonderful! My husband gobbled them up coworkers loved them and my son kept asking for just "one more cookie please?" a real crowd pleaser. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/06/2002
I liked this recipe alot...I think I'll toast the coconut next time. Overall very VERY good. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
10/04/2001
These may be my favorite cookies of all time! If you like chocolate and coconut together I think you'll love this cookie. The ingredients are really fattening (and I make it worse by adding a bit more coconut) but so moist and delicious. I've made them for family members and they still are raving. I sometimes struggle with baking cookies for the right amount of time but these are difficult to mess up. They taste great a bit underdone and a bit overdone as well. Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
03/28/2011
These were just okay for us. I love coconut, and I love chocolate chip cookies, but these just didn't "wow" me. I ended up taking the majority of cookies to work, and they still didn't get eaten. Read More
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