Coconut Chip Cookies Recipe
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Coconut Chip Cookies Recipe

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Flora Alers of Clinton, Maryland transforms a boxed white cake mix into a big batch of tasty cookies that are filled with coconut, nuts and chocolate chips. "This recipe requires just six ingredients, so you can mix up the batter in a jiffy," she shares.
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 25 min.
MAKES:21 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 25 min.
MAKES: 21 servings


  • 1 package white cake mix (regular size)
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/3 cup canola oil
  • 1 cup flaked coconut
  • 1/2 cup semisweet chocolate chips
  • 1/4 cup chopped macadamia nuts or almonds

Nutritional Facts

2 each: 195 calories, 10g fat (4g saturated fat), 20mg cholesterol, 179mg sodium, 24g carbohydrate (14g sugars, 1g fiber), 2g protein.


  1. In a large bowl, beat cake mix, eggs and oil (batter will be very stiff). Stir in the coconut, chips and nuts. Roll into 1-in. balls. Place on lightly greased baking sheets.
  2. Bake at 350° for 10 minutes or until a slight indentation remains when lightly touched. Cool for 2 minutes; remove to a wire rack to cool completely. Yield: 3-1/2 dozen.
Originally published as Coconut Chip Cookies in Quick Cooking September/October 1998, p14

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tree2525 User ID: 8937933 254424
Reviewed Sep. 21, 2016

"I've been making these cookies for years. They are my go to easy cookie recipe. My friends and family rave about them. Even people that don't like coconut, like these cookies. I like to use salted macadamia nuts or almonds to cut down the sweetness a tiny bit."

lvarner User ID: 35803 66559
Reviewed Aug. 2, 2013

"These are super-easy to make. They are ready to bake and eat in no time. They do have a cake mix flavor to them, but my husband loves cake mix cakes so he actually loved that about them."

Barnes255 User ID: 5994841 23187
Reviewed Dec. 16, 2012

"Used 1/2 cup each nuts and cc, turned out just right. do not over bake...they will look under-cooked, but do not over bake."

Sprowl User ID: 29186 52864
Reviewed Jan. 26, 2011

"Great, tasty quick recipe! Don't change a thing!"

tdk1969 User ID: 1079794 59041
Reviewed Jun. 7, 2010

"So far this is one of my favorite cookies to make so far. Recently I have made at least over 12 dozen cookies so far. I even got compliments from co-workers. I will try to increase the cup of nuts from 1/4 to 1/3 because one person didn't even taste any of the macadamia. Will in the future try chopped almonds. Thanks TOH for this wonderful recipe!!!"

vikki1413 User ID: 1074593 22418
Reviewed Dec. 19, 2008

"Thank you Flora for such a GREAT recipe. Everyone that tries these, loves them. Whenever we are invited to someones house, they ask my son to bring them. Thanks again."

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