These White Chocolate Chip Cookies with Toasted Coconut are the chewiest and softest cookies with loads of toasted coconut and white chocolate chips.

This post has been updated with new content and photos. The original post was first published September 24, 2014.

overhead view of white chocolate chip cookies with toasted coconut on a black plate

White chocolate chip cookies with toasted coconut

These cookies are simple and completely irresistible, just like my chewy coconut cookies.

The toasted coconut turned out to be the perfect complement to the sweet white chocolate chips.

These cookies are adapted with my most favorite chocolate chip cookie recipe. I made a few changes to the batter and I absolutely love the result. It’s the perfect texture. Soft and chewy on the inside with a slight crunch on the outside.

Toasting the coconut enhances the flavor and gives it a crunchy texture. The crunchy, soft, and chewy texture of these cookies is phenomenal.

The white chocolate chips become melty, the toasted coconut is crunchy, and the sweet dough that surrounds it all is soft and chewy. This is one tasty cookie!

closeup overhead view of white chocolate chip cookies with toasted coconut on white parchment paper

How to toast coconut for white chocolate chips cookies?

I have a full post on three different ways to toast coconut. You can do it on the stovetop, in the microwave, or in the oven. You decide which way is best for you.

Just make sure the coconut has cooled completely before adding it to the cookie dough!

The printable recipe card with full ingredient amounts and instructions can be found at the bottom of this post.

How to make white chocolate chip cookies with toasted coconut?

Step 1:

Combine the wet ingredients and the dry ingredients separately then mix the two together. Mix until the dry ingredients are almost fully mixed in.

overhead view of combined wet ingredients for white chocolate chip cookies
overhead view of white chocolate chip cookie dough base in a glass bowl



Step 2:

Add the toasted coconut and white chocolate chips then gently fold everything together with a silicone spatula.

overhead view of white chocolate chips and toasted coconut in a bowl with cookie dough
white chocolate chip cookie dough with toasted coconut in a glass mixing bowl

Step 3:

Shape the dough into balls and place them on a baking sheet. Bake the cookies just until the edges are set and begin to turn light brown but the center of the cookie looks soft. This will give you the chewiest texture once they’ve cooled.

unbaked white chocolate chip cookies with coconut on a baking sheet


overhead view of white chocolate chip cookies with toasted coconut on a baking sheet

Tips for white chocolate chip cookies

  • Don’t want to roll the cookies? No problem. Simply use a 1-1.5 tablespoon-sized cookie scoop and plop the dough right onto the baking sheet.
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Toasted Coconut White Chocolate Chip Cookies

Toasted Coconut White Chocolate Chip Cookies

Yield: 26 cookies
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 12 minutes
Total Time: 27 minutes

Toasted Coconut White Chocolate Chip Cookies are the chewiest and softest white chocolate chip cookie with loads of toasted coconut.

Ingredients

  • 2 cups (260 g) all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon cornstarch
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup (113 g) unsalted butter, softened
  • 1/2 cup (100 g) granulated sugar
  • 1/2 cup (110 g) light brown sugar, packed
  • 1 large egg, room temperature
  • 1 large egg yolk, room temperature
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1 1/2 cups (127 g) sweetened flaked coconut, toasted SEE NOTE 1
  • 1 cup (180 g) white chocolate chips

Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 350ºF degrees. Line 2 baking sheets with parchment paper; set aside. 
  2. In a medium-size bowl, combine the flour, baking soda, cornstarch, and salt; stir with a whisk.
  3. Beat the butter and both sugars together in a large bowl using a stand mixer with a paddle attachment or a hand-held mixer on low speed just until combined. Beat in the egg, egg yolk, and vanilla.
  4. Add the flour mixture all at once and stir until just combined. Fold in the toasted coconut and white chocolate chips. 
  5. Roll cookie dough into 1 and 1/2 to 2 tablespoon-sized balls and place them 2 inches apart on the prepared baking sheet. 
  6. Bake the cookies for 8-10 minutes or until lightly brown and just underdone. Cool the cookies on the pan for 10 minutes. Remove from the pan and cool completely on a wire rack.

Make ahead tip

  1. The cookies will keep for up to 1 week stored at room temperature in an airtight container.
  2. Freeze baked cookies for up to 3 months. Thaw in the refrigerator overnight.
  3. Freeze unbaked cookie dough balls for up to 3 months. Bring to room temperature and bake as directed.

Notes

  1. You can toast the coconut 1 of 3 ways. Read through my tutorial on how to toast coconut.
  2. I used a 1.5 tablespoon-size scoop and was able to get 26 cookies.

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  • 1.5 Tablespoon Cookie Scoop
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Nutrition Information:
Yield: 26 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 144 Total Fat: 6g Saturated Fat: 5g Unsaturated Fat: 1g Cholesterol: 22mg Sodium: 149mg Carbohydrates: 20g Fiber: 2g Sugar: 10g Protein: 2g
Nutritional values are automatically calculated by Nutritionix and should be used as a general guide only. For accurate values, you should calculate the nutritional information with the actual ingredients you used for the recipe.

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Toasted Coconut White Chocolate Chip Cookies are the chewiest and softest white chocolate chip cookie with loads of toasted coconut.