These Chocolate Coconut Cookies are a flour-less cookies made with sweetened condensed milk, unsweetened chocolate, shredded coconut, pecans, and vanilla. These are chewy, chocolatey and delicious, but not too sweet.
Here is Day 4 of our 12 Days of Cookies!
This is a previous post, but these cookies have been such a hit here on 365 Days of Baking and More than I thought now might just be the perfect time to re-share them. If you’re looking for the best chocolate coconut Christmas cookie recipe, scroll down for the ultimate coconut chocolate treat.
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Chocolate Coconut Cookies
Coconut and Chocolate cookies are wonderful anytime of year, not just on Christmas. If you like Almond Joy Candy Bars, you’ll love these chewy cookies packed with coconut flakes and chocolate.
This flourless cookie recipe also happens to be naturally gluten free. Made with sweetened condensed milk, melted chocolate chips, sweetened shredded coconut and pecans, these cookies are as delicious as they are easy to make.
The cookie recipe I’m sharing today comes from one of my favorite cookbooks, the Fannie Farmer Cookbook, Thirteenth Edition. I’ve been making these tasty morsels for years, especially around the holidays.
None of my Christmas cookie trays are complete without a few Chocolate Coconut Cookies to finish them out. I always make sure to bake an extra batch just for my family and me. With just a handful of ingredients, this is an easy-to-make dessert that’s ready in just about 25 minutes from start to finish.
For coconut lovers, these are the ultimate chocolate cookie! Plus, I love that that I can make a cookie that my gluten free friends can enjoy as much as everyone else. There are no special or hard-to-find ingredients required to make this flourless chocolate cookie.
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Do you love coconut cookies as much as I do? After you make Chocolate Coconut Cookies, be sure to give some of my other coconut cookie recipes a try.
Coconut Macadamia Sugar Cookies are a must-make for anyone who loves the rich flavor of Macadamia nuts in their cookies. Lemon Coconut Sugar Cookies and Chewy Lime Coconut Sugar Cookies bring a tart citrus flavor to a coconut sugar cookie.
Toffee lovers will go nuts for Joan’s Coconut Ranger Cookies with toffee and ground almonds folded right into the dough. If you like the coconut and chocolate flavor combo, you absolutely need to try Brown Butter Coconut Krispie Chocolate Chip Cookies next.
Take a look at these favorite coconut cookies from some other fellow bloggers too . . .
German Chocolate Cake Cookies from A Dash of Sanity look like the perfect way to enjoy the decadence of German chocolate cake but in cookie form. I mentioned almond joy candy bars before but I can’t forget to mention these Almond Joy Cookies from Mom on Timeout, too.
Chocolate Kissed Coconut Macaroons from Melissa’s Southern Style Kitchen, Coconut Cream Pie Cookie Cups from The Novice Chef and Coconut Snowball Cookies from Foodiecrush are even more coconut cookies you need to try.
You can never have enough coconut cookies, right?! Right.
I’ve met a few coconut “skeptics” in my day–people who didn’t think they were big fans of coconut desserts until they tried the right recipe. This chocolate coconut cookie recipe has been known to convert a few skeptics to Team Coconut.
Unlike coconut, I’ve never met anyone who was unsure about a chocolate cookie. Chocolate makes just about EVERYBODY happy!
Chocolate Coconut Cookie Recipe
- Use a double boiler method for melting the sweetened condensed milk and the chocolate chips together.
- Remove the melted chocolate mixture from heat and mix in the shredded coconut, vanilla and pecans along with a pinch of salt.
- Drop the cookie batter onto a prepared cookie sheet by spoonfuls. This recipe makes about three dozen cookies so you may need to use more than one baking sheet!
- Bake at 300 F for 15 minutes being careful not to over bake. Let the cookies cool thoroughly before storing or serving.
Chocolate Coconut Cookies are the ultimate treat for coconut and chocolate lovers alike! Crunchy pecans in every bite make these cookies irresistible.
Chocolate Coconut Cookies
- mixing bowl
- cookie sheet
- wire cooling rack
- 14 ounces sweetened condensed milk
- 3 ounces unsweetened chocolate chopped
- 2 cups shredded sweetened coconut
- 1 cup pecan pieces
- 1 teaspoon vanilla
- ⅛ teaspoon salt
- Preheat oven to 300 degrees F.
- Prepare a baking sheet by lining it with parchment paper.
- Place a medium bowl over a small saucepan of simmering water. Combine the sweetened condensed milk and chocolate. Stir constantly over heat until chocolate is completely melted.
- Remove from heat and stir in remaining ingredients.
- Drop by teaspoonfuls onto the prepared baking sheet.
- Bake for 15 minutes.
- Do not over bake, chocolate may burn and burnt chocolate tastes anything but yummy!
I rate everything I make on a scale of 1-4 and these Chocolate Coconut Cookies earned 3 1/2 rolling pins.
I loved the chewiness, the chocolate, the coconut, and the overall flavor.
They were quite tasty, but not too sweet, so it was easy to eat more than one…or two…or three.
If you like these Chocolate Coconut Cookies, then take a look at these other great Christmas and holiday cookie recipes.
These cookies make a great Halloween treat or addition to a holiday dessert tray.
The tart cranberries in these sugar cookies make them taste like Christmas to me!
Bring a plate of macaroons to a holiday party (or any gathering) and you’re guaranteed lots of smiles and more than a few compliments.
See you tomorrow with Day 5 of our 12 Days of Cookies!!