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Coconut Chip Cookies

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
    3-1/2 dozen


  • 1 package white cake mix (regular size)
  • 2 large eggs, room temperature
  • 1/3 cup canola oil
  • 1 cup sweetened shredded coconut
  • 1/2 cup semisweet chocolate chips
  • 1/4 cup chopped macadamia nuts or almonds


  • 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.
  • 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.
Nutrition Facts
2 each: 195 calories, 10g fat (4g saturated fat), 20mg cholesterol, 179mg sodium, 24g carbohydrate (14g sugars, 1g fiber), 2g protein.
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  • tree2525
    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
    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
    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
    Jan 26, 2011

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

  • tdk1969
    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
    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.