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Chewy Coconut Cookies
February 07, 2010

I just wanted to comment about the flatness of this cookie. When you use butter and soda your cookies will flatten out. It is cooking science. These cookies are chewy and coconutty and really good the way the recipe is. If you want your cookies to not flatten you have a couple of options: use margarine or shortening in place of butter; use baking powder instead of soda. There is a great primer on cookie baking on this site that discusses fats and leaveners and their effects on cookies. The cookies in the picture for this recipe that are in the container are representative of what the cookies should look like if you follow the recipe. The ones that are stacked look different to me like perhaps margarine was used. I doubled the recipe because it calls for teaspoon full and I use a tablespoon cookie scoop. That made 58 cookies of the batch and I baked them for 12 minutes. The only ingredient adjustment I made was to double the vanilla to 1 tsp per recipe. Yum yum. Yes I will make them again.

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