Chewy toasted coconut cookies are made in one bowl for an easy coconut and almond flavored cookie recipe.
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Chewy Toasted Coconut Cookies

Chewy toasted coconut cookies are made in one bowl for an easy coconut and almond flavored cookie recipe.
Course Cookies
Cook Time 15 minutes
Servings 26 cookies
Calories 114kcal
Author Alyssa

Ingredients

  • 10 tbsp unsalted butter, at room temperature
  • 2/3 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1/2 tsp almond extract
  • 1 3/4 cup plus 2 tbsp all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 cup toasted coconut flakes

Instructions

To toast the coconut:

  • Preheat the oven to 350°F. Place sweetened flaked coconut on an ungreased rimmed baking sheet in a single layer and bake for 5-6 minutes, or until the coconut just becomes fragrant and turns golden-brown. Keep a close eye because it can go from perfectly toasty to burnt quickly.
  • Remove the baking sheet from the oven and immediately transfer coconut to a plate or bowl to stop it from toasting. Once cooled, store in an air-tight container if not using right away.

To make the cookies:

  • Preheat oven to 325°F and line a baking sheet or two with parchment paper.
  • Add softened butter, both sugars, egg, and extracts to a bowl and mix until light and creamy.
  • Add flour and baking powder and mix in until combined. Stir in toasted coconut.
  • Using a 1-1/2 tbsp capacity cooking scoop, scoop cookies onto parchment-lined baking sheet around 1 1/2" apart from one another. Bake for 15 minutes, or until bottoms are just golden and tops have firmed up some. Let cookies sit for a few minutes on the baking sheet, then transfer to a wire rack to cool completely.

Notes

Using 1/2 teaspoon of almond extract will give a fairly subtle almond flavor to the dough. If you're a big fan of almond flavoring, go ahead and add 1/4 teaspoon additional if you like.

Nutrition

Serving: 1cookie | Calories: 114kcal | Carbohydrates: 15.8g | Protein: 1.1g | Fat: 5.1g | Saturated Fat: 3.3g | Cholesterol: 18mg | Sodium: 8mg | Potassium: 32mg | Fiber: 0.5g | Sugar: 8.6g | Calcium: 10mg | Iron: 0.5mg