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Coconut Crunch Cookies Recipe

Coconut Crunch Cookies Recipe

These sweet drop cookies are loaded with coconut and chocolate chips. Their crisp edges and soft centers add up to a perfect cookie.—Maria Regakis, Somerville, Massachusetts
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 30 min. Bake: 10 min./batch YIELD:56 servings


  • 1 cup butter, softened
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 3/4 cup packed brown sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1 teaspoon almond extract
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 3/4 teaspoon salt
  • 2 cups sweetened shredded coconut
  • 1 package (11-1/2 ounces) milk chocolate chips
  • 1-1/2 cups finely chopped almonds


  • 1. In a large bowl, cream butter and sugars until light and fluffy. Beat in eggs and extracts. Combine the flour, baking soda and salt; gradually add to creamed mixture and mix well. Stir in the coconut, chocolate chips and almonds.
  • 2. Drop by rounded teaspoonfuls 2 in. apart onto ungreased baking sheets. Bake at 375° for 9-11 minutes or until lightly browned. Cool for 1 minute before removing from pans to wire racks. Yield: about 4-1/2 dozen.

Nutritional Facts

1 each: 138 calories, 8g fat (4g saturated fat), 17mg cholesterol, 94mg sodium, 15g carbohydrate (10g sugars, 1g fiber), 2g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 1-1/2 fat, 1 starch.

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kredhead User ID: 710648 163665
Reviewed May. 11, 2014 Edited Oct. 9, 2014

"So good, we love these...different, tasty...just like an almond joy in a delicious cookie. I used slivered almonds and left them chunky, wow. Yummo. I am editing this review...I added these to my xmas cookie platter and people went crazy for them. Just as easy as a drop choc chip cookie to make, but the taste is like nothing people have experienced. Another winner!"

Leilana User ID: 897210 102112
Reviewed Apr. 17, 2014

"I didn't use almond extract or almonds since a few of us can't eat nuts but they were soooo good! Tasted like a Mounds bar."

JennPocriser1994 User ID: 7473801 158448
Reviewed Feb. 14, 2014

"These cookies are soooo good!"

manga User ID: 4211076 158447
Reviewed Dec. 6, 2012

"My cookies spread and flattened out. They tasted like a chocolate chip cookie with coconut added to it. Nothing memorable."

CyberSighs User ID: 1110050 94387
Reviewed Nov. 30, 2012

"These are pretty good but the almond extract is too overpowering. Next time I will cut the almond extract in half so to better balance the different flavors."

sentunderscore User ID: 6171932 115662
Reviewed Nov. 17, 2012

"My new favorite cookie!"

saralyn_06 User ID: 993350 115660
Reviewed Nov. 9, 2012

"Bland & the almond extract a tad over powering with smell"

Danerlea User ID: 875081 176985
Reviewed Sep. 16, 2012

"This isn't a very pretty cookie but it does taste very good! I found that I had to watch them very closely- they get overdone in the blink of an eye. I also ended up rotating my cookie sheet half way through the baking time for more uniform cookies."

Di Cook User ID: 5464007 115616
Reviewed Feb. 21, 2012

"Really loved these cookies! They are a bit expensive to make, but well worth it!"

goawayy User ID: 6286811 102106
Reviewed Dec. 8, 2011

"DELICIOUS! Simple to make and oh-so-good. I used semi-sweet chocolate chips because that's what I keep in my pantry. My husband agreed that this was definitely a keeper!"

kramerstacey15 User ID: 5709757 106038
Reviewed Nov. 29, 2011

"Very disappointing. Bland. Thought they might taste like angel food cake. The coconut and chocolate chips were barely discernable."

sherrypotter User ID: 4126088 210120
Reviewed Nov. 23, 2011

"These were terrific. I have added them to my favorites list. The almond, coconut and milk chocolate make them a sure fire winner."

25kevin User ID: 2113564 90896
Reviewed Nov. 13, 2011

"These were took cake-like for me. I prefer a chewy cookie."

cannonc User ID: 1427589 115615
Reviewed Nov. 8, 2011

"the cookies stay so moist and chewy. this was a big hit with the family and I am going to make them again for Christmas."

[email protected] User ID: 2131929 107647
Reviewed Nov. 8, 2011

"Sounds absolutely delicious! Could you use self-rising flour?"

soulfulcook User ID: 6061141 115593
Reviewed Jun. 27, 2011

"These cookies are more than good they are so flavorful. chocolate, coconut and almonds, like an Almond Joy in a cookie. Crisp on the bottom and soft in the middle. After making them at home, made them for an office party and they were a big hit. Did not modify it, did not see the need to. I have to control myself from eating too many."

kayesandra User ID: 2865031 163661
Reviewed Mar. 22, 2011

"These cookies are YUMMY!!! I bake cookies often and these are headed for my favorites file. I used toasted slivered almonds roughly chopped as that's what I had on hand, I'll try pecans next time."

jog4me User ID: 4074477 90895
Reviewed Mar. 7, 2011

"Yummy. They seem to go with anything. Coffee, tea, wine (!). They were a hit at my investment club meeting."

jbug827 User ID: 1013132 175430
Reviewed Feb. 25, 2011

"Hard to go back to a regular chocolate chip cookie after eating these!! This is a GREAT recipe that delivers the perfect cookie - crispy around the edges, chewy in the middle and a flavor that can't be beat."

tpendley1979 User ID: 1302443 175428
Reviewed Jan. 13, 2011

"Udually when I read a low-carb recipe, the sugar count is as low as it can be. This count cannot be right."

xicota User ID: 944314 176979
Reviewed Jun. 22, 2010

"Delicious! Great flavor combination, and I really like the use of milk chocolate chips in this recipe. This is going into my "favorites" file."

skooter941 User ID: 1513300 102001
Reviewed Apr. 16, 2010

"I made these for a niece's beach wedding rehearsal. They turned out wonderful and reminded me so much of an Almond Joy bar. Will always be on my favorite cookie list!"

kka3 User ID: 2508847 179603
Reviewed Jan. 7, 2010

"I love this recipe. I usually bake one pan full and then freeze the rest of the dough, by dropping spoonfuls on a cookie sheet lined with wax paper. When they are frozen, I pop all of the dough into a gallon size freezer bag. I love how easy it is to make cookies any time I want--I can just pop a few cookies out of the freezer and into the oven."

mahs User ID: 3709822 175426
Reviewed Dec. 27, 2009

"The best Cookies ever!

I only had 1 teas. of vanilla left so, I used 2 teas. of Almond essence. Delicious!"

DChism User ID: 3862038 101992
Reviewed Dec. 14, 2009

"These cookies are always a hit! They are best when fresh out of the oven and gooey :o)"

l2bake User ID: 2030987 173622
Reviewed Apr. 16, 2009

"Wonderful recipe!"

071246lm User ID: 825140 158445
Reviewed Jan. 1, 2009

"I'm not a big fan of cookies, but I love this recipe! I usually make two batches - one I follow the recipe as it; the other, I substitute dried cranberries for the chocolate chips and substitute either chopped pecans or walnuts for the pecans."

Stacey3978 User ID: 3389886 160733
Reviewed Nov. 9, 2008

"I made a batch of these cookies for my husband to share with his co-workers. They paid me so many nice compliments on these tasty cookies. I will be sure to make these again since they were such a big hit!"

gritts User ID: 3032218 142065
Reviewed Oct. 27, 2008

"Great recipe. Took them to work. Everyone loved them. Thanks for sharing!!!"

l2bake User ID: 2030987 90892
Reviewed Oct. 20, 2008

"I love these cookies! For fall I put in the Halloween colored m&m's when I made them and everyone thought that was cool. Thanks for the great recipe!"

bettina_bettina_TX User ID: 681593 90855
Reviewed Oct. 3, 2008

"I loved this recipe. I used white choc chips, may even try it with macadamia nuts next time. They were wonderful warm right out of the oven! Thank you for sharing! ~bettina_bettina_TX"

ReneeC___NCalif User ID: 106192 175148
Reviewed Sep. 28, 2008


Thanks for sharing.

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