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 User ID: 224401 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 User ID: 2711476 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 User ID: 3504396 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 User ID: 1182887 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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