Best Coconut Pecan Cookies Recipe
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Best Coconut Pecan Cookies Recipe

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With this recipe from Betty Matthews, baking Christmas sweets has never been easier. "I gave cookies to friends every year, and these are a favorite," writes the South Haven, Michigan baker. Freeze the dough in logs, then slice and bake the crisp buttery cookies when you need them.
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 30 min. + chilling Bake: 20 min./batch
MAKES:54 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 30 min. + chilling Bake: 20 min./batch
MAKES: 54 servings


  • 1 cup butter, softened
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 large egg
  • 2-1/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 3 cups flaked coconut, divided
  • Pecan halves

Nutritional Facts

1 each: 100 calories, 6g fat (4g saturated fat), 13mg cholesterol, 83mg sodium, 10g carbohydrate (6g sugars, 1g fiber), 1g protein .


  1. In a large bowl, cream butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Beat in egg. Combine the flour, baking soda and salt; add to creamed mixture and mix well. Stir in 2 cups coconut.
  2. Divide dough in half; shape each into a 7-in. long roll. Roll in remaining coconut. Wrap in plastic wrap; refrigerate 1 hour or until firm.
  3. Unwrap dough; cut into 1/4-in. slices. Place 3 in. apart on ungreased baking sheets. Place a pecan half in the center of each. Bake at 325° for 20-25 minutes or until lightly browned. Cool for 2-3 minutes before removing to wire racks to cool completely. Yield: 4-1/2 dozen.
Originally published as Coconut Pecan Cookies in Quick Cooking November/December 2004, p64

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yuehching 216441
Reviewed Dec. 30, 2014

"I made this especially for my son and a friend who loved coconut. They enjoyed these cookies very much and both said these were the BEST coconut cookies they had ever had. Thanks for sharing."

rabbit49 129293
Reviewed Sep. 10, 2011

"If you love coconut, MAKE THESE!!! The only thing I added, although they are sinfully wonderful as the recipe states, is I added a teaspoon of coconut extract along with the egg. Making a double batch today!"

XOBasia 63307
Reviewed Dec. 14, 2010

"Great cookies!!! They are on the list as a new family favorite! Great to have in the freezer and just bake up a dozen at a time...not that two or three dozen wouldn't get gobbled up fast!"

iamjosie 129369
Reviewed Nov. 15, 2010

"I didn't make these, but I did eat some that I got at a bake sale and begged for the recipe. They are soooo good. Can't wait to make them."

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