Double Chocolate & Coconut Cookies

Growing up, I was not a fan of the chocolate and coconut combo at all. Bounty was pretty much the only such option available and I just didn’t like how it tasted. So for me, the two flavours were not to be combined. Ever.

Fast forward, many years later, my preferences evolved and I was exposed to many different things that worked with chocolate and I also grew to enjoy coconut as an ingredient a lot more,in general. So when I was looking around for something different to bake last year, and I’d used coconut in cookies, cakes anyway, I decided to club it with chocolate as a cookie. Believe me, I was not prepared for how much I would like this 🙂

These cookies are very easy to make, like any regular chocolate cookie, with the addition of some grated coconut in the batter.

It’s chocolate heaven, with the cocoa powder and chocolate chips, but the coconut has a nice hum throughout. No overpowering coconut, which is exactly what I was hoping for.

It’s a slightly wet batter and then the cookies spread out as they bake. They are crispy on the edges and chewy in the center, just how they should be 🙂

Once they cool, get right in! Or store them, if you have any self control :p

Happy Snacking!

Double Chocolate & Coconut Cookies

  • Servings: 12-15 cookies
  • Difficulty: Easy
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  • 3/4 cup (90g) all purpose flour
  • 1/4 cup (20g) cocoa powder
  • 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 3/4 cup grated coconut
  • 100g butter – room temperature
  • 1/2 cup (60g) brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup (50g) granulated sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1/2 cup chocolate chips


  • Line a baking tray and preheat the oven to 175C
  • In a small bowl, sift the flour and cocoa powder. Mix in the salt, baking powder, baking soda and grated coconut
  • In larger bowl, whisk the butter and sugars together for 2 mins till light & creamy
  • Mix in the egg and vanilla till well combined
  • Fold the dry ingredients in, in parts, till just combined
  • Gently fold in the chocolate chips
  • Make balls of the dough, approx 1 – 1.5 inches in diameter, and place on the tray leaving 2 inches between each
  • Bake at 175 for 15-17 mins till just done
  • Take them out and let them cool before serving

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