These cookies have a great coconut flavor. You can use all butter, if you prefer.

Recipe Summary

prep:
30 mins
cook:
10 mins
total:
40 mins
Servings:
36
Yield:
3 dozen cookies
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Ingredients

36
Original recipe yields 36 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).

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  • Combine flour, baking soda, and salt in a bowl. Beat shortening, butter, brown sugar, and white sugar in another bowl until smooth. Beat eggs into butter mixture one at a time, adding coconut extract and vanilla extract with the last egg. Stir flour mixture into butter mixture and fold in coconut, pecans, semisweet chocolate chips, and white chocolate chips.

  • Scoop up dough by spoonfuls and roll into 1-inch balls. Place balls 2 inches apart onto ungreased baking sheets. Flatten dough balls slightly.

  • Bake in preheated oven until golden brown, 10 to 12 minutes. Allow cookies to cool on baking sheets for 5 minutes before transferring to wire racks to cool completely.

Cook's Note:

If you want a flatter cookie, cut the flour by 1/4 cup. These cookies are thick and chewy.

Nutrition Facts

186 calories; protein 2.1g 4% DV; carbohydrates 20.1g 7% DV; fat 11.3g 17% DV; cholesterol 17.9mg 6% DV; sodium 103.5mg 4% DV. Full Nutrition

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Rating: 5 stars
04/29/2013
I made these exactly as per the recipe. They are a thick and chewy cookie. The dough was chock full of goodies and was hard to get mixed together but the end result was delicious! I used my usual cookie scoop rolled the scoops into balls and flattened slightly. The cookies really didn't flatten much more in the oven. I ended up with more than 3 dozen cookies. All in all this is a great recipe and needs no changes. Thanks! Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
06/25/2015
This is just ok. Followed recipe but it needs something. Read More
24 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 19
  • 4 star values: 4
  • 3 star values: 1
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 5 stars
04/29/2013
I made these exactly as per the recipe. They are a thick and chewy cookie. The dough was chock full of goodies and was hard to get mixed together but the end result was delicious! I used my usual cookie scoop rolled the scoops into balls and flattened slightly. The cookies really didn't flatten much more in the oven. I ended up with more than 3 dozen cookies. All in all this is a great recipe and needs no changes. Thanks! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
07/30/2013
Great cookies perfect texture and flavore. I made them as drop cookies I didn't roll them they looked great even better than the picture. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
07/23/2013
Delicious! I used coconut oil instead of butter and macademia nuts instead of pecans. I then needed to adjust the baking time to 15 minutes definitely worth it. My new favorite cookie! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
05/09/2013
This cookie is stuffed with goodies. How can you go wrong? They were very chewy so I increased the baking time because we prefer our cookies to have a little crunch and it worked out fine. Overall a very nice cookie. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
12/14/2014
I am a huge coconut fan so when I saw these I had to make them! I wish I would have only used 1/2 a tsp of coconut extract a fully one give them a little too much of a fake flavor for me. I added unsweetened coconut flakes and PB chips as well as white chocolate and semi sweet with walnuts. I also did 1/2 tsp baking soda 1/2 baking powder and they came out perfect and so good! thanks for sharing! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
08/03/2014
We made these without the chocolate chips. I also toasted the coconut before hand. Then added it to the mixture. Love the favour and texture. No other changes. Baked for 11 minutes. Came out perfect. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
12/30/2014
Very nice cookies I made using all butter doubled the vanilla instead of coconut flavoring (still used the shredded coconut) white chocolate chips only and a bit more pecans. They're going quickly I'll likely make more! Thanks:) Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
11/29/2016
Absolutely divine. I have been baking chocolate chip cookies since I was 12 years old. Now I wonder why I never put coconut and pecans into the cookies! I didn't have coconut extract so I used 3/4 cup butter and 1/4 cup organic coconut oil. I also didn't have white chocolate chips so I used 1 and 1/2 cups semi-sweet chips. I imagine the cookies are quite tasty if one follows the directions but even with my modifications they were divine. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
08/13/2017
Best cookies ever!!! and I have tried many many recipes from AR in the past (which are really good)but this one beats them all in my humble opinion the things is this recipe has less sugar than most recipes and for me that's a plus also they don't spread as others do I like thick cookies... and it's versatile as well I swapped half organic ww pastry flour organic coconut and all butter and they still came out amazing! Thanks for sharing! Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
06/25/2015
This is just ok. Followed recipe but it needs something. Read More