These coconut white chocolate chip cookies have perfectly crispy edges and chewy middles with a sweet, buttery flavor that makes the coconut really sing. White chocolate chips? They’re just icing on the cake, so to speak. Tropical flavored cookies that are perfect for summer snacking.
For this recipe you’ll need: flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt, butter, brown sugar, white sugar, vanilla, egg, white chocolate chips, pecans, dried pineapple (optional)
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Coconut seems to be one of those ingredients that people either love or hate. Personally? I love it. I love the sweet, tropical flavor. I love the texture when it’s toasted. I love it with chocolate. I love it with whipped cream. I. Just. Love. It.
At the moment I have just one son overseas in Korea. It’s nice to have the other two in the states — not near enough to see them often but definitely more than when they are halfway around the world. As much as I’d like to say I am one of those great moms that sends cookies weekly but sadly I am not. They are lucky if I get it together enough to send a box a couple of times a year. Well, Matt’s birthday is July 11 and he’s going to be 24.
Anyway I had a couple of things to send to him so I decided to take the time to bake cookies, too. A box takes about 11 days to to get from Dallas to Korea so the cookies are usually not fresh but still good. After I sent the box I found out he was TDY away from the base for an indefinite amount of time.
THEN I remembered part of the reason I don’t send them cookies. The dang things are usually stale by the time they get them. So, as of today the cookies are waiting for Matt. Hopefully he’ll get them before they are petrified lumps. I’ll let you know.
These are a very rich cookie because of all of the butter and white chocolate. Like all my chocolate chip cookie recipes you need to slightly undercook them and then let them cool before you eat them or they’ll fall apart. Undercooking just a tiny bit is what gives them those chewy middles. I love them way too much!
So, Matt can’t get to his coconut white chocolate chip cookies but there’s no reason you can’t enjoy them. Make a couple of batches and see what you think. Add in some dried pineapple for even more tropical flavor!
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A good vanilla is imperative. This is my favorite commercial vanilla — lots of flavor. If you want to add a little tropical flavor this dried pineapple is just right.
Here’s the coconut white chocolate chip cookies recipe. I hope you like it!
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- 1 2/3 cups all-purpose flour
- 3/4 teaspoon baking powder
- 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 3/4 cup butter, room temperature
- 3/4 cup packed brown sugar
- 1/3 cup granulated sugar
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1 large egg
- 2 cups white chocolate chips
- 1 cup flaked, sweetened coconut, toasted
- 1 cup chopped, toasted pecans
- 1/2 cup chopped, dried pineapple
- Preheat the oven to 375F.
- Stir the flour, baking powder, baking soda, and salt together.
- Set aside.
- Cream the butter, brown sugar, and sugar together until light and fluffy.
- Mix in the vanilla and egg.
- Quickly stir the dry ingredients into the butter mixture until well blended.
- Fold in the white chocolate chips, coconut, and pineapple.
- Drop by teaspoonfuls on a ungreased baking sheet.
- Bake for 8 to 10 minutes, or until set but still slightly underdone.
- Remove from oven.
- Let cool for 5 minutes before removing from baking sheet.
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