Loaded with pecan pieces and plenty of coconut flavor, these Coconut Pecan Cookies are perfectly chewy with just the right amount of crunch.
Coconut Pecan Cookies
These cookies with coconut are absolutely fabulous. The pecan pieces bring a wonderful nutty flavor to balance out the tropical sweetness of the coconut. And, the coconut keeps the cookie chewy. Total win.
I think the only thing I might change the next time I make them is to sprinkle in some dark chocolate chips to the dough. But, I adore chocolate and coconut. So, putting the three of them together is a logical next step.
Pecan Coconut Cookies
I have loved coconut my whole life. Pretty much since the day I first discovered its use in baked goods, nestled atop a German chocolate cake.
These pecan coconut cookies have the same flavor combination that reminds me of the frosting my mom used to adorn those giant chocolate layer cakes during my childhood.
Coconut Pecan Cookie Recipe
You’ll need the following ingredients to make this recipe:
- light brown sugar
- white sugar
- vanilla extract
- flour, cornstarch, and baking soda
- shredded coconut
- chopped pecans
Start by preheating the oven to 350°F. In a large bowl, cream together the butter, brown sugar, and white sugar until light and fluffy. Then, add the egg and vanilla and beat until smooth.
Add the flour, cornstarch, and baking soda to the bowl and mix well. Then, stir in the pecans and coconut to mix throughout the cookie dough.
Scoop into roughly 2 tablespoon amounts and roll into balls. Then, bake on a parchment paper lined baking sheet for 9-11 minutes. Remove from the oven when puffy and barely cooked through. Do not let them brown.
Let the coconut pecan cookies cool for 1 minute on the tray before transferring to a wire rack. Allow them to cool completely, then store in an airtight container for up to a week.
Coconut Cookie Recipes
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All the awesome buttery sweet pecan pie goodness of the classic pie in a cobbler-style dessert that you can stir together in just a few minutes? Absolutely! This Pecan Pie Cobbler was a HUGE win from the very first bite.
Coconut Pecan Cookies
- 6 tablespoons butter softened
- ⅓ cup light brown sugar
- ⅓ cup white sugar
- 1 egg
- 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
- 1¼ cups all-purpose flour
- 1½ tablespoons cornstarch
- ½ teaspoon baking soda
- 1 cup sweetened shredded coconut
- 1 cup chopped pecans
- Preheat the oven to 350°F. In a large bowl, cream together the butter, brown sugar, and white sugar until light and fluffy. Add the egg and vanilla and beat until smooth.
- Add the flour, cornstarch, and baking soda. Mix well. Add the coconut and pecans. Stir to mix throughout the dough.
- Scoop into 2 tablespoon dough amounts and roll into balls. Bake on a parchment-lined baking sheet for 9-11 minutes. Remove from the oven when puffy and barely cooked through, do not let them brown.
- Let cookies cool 1 minute on the tray and then transfer to a wire rack to cool completely. Store in an airtight container for up to a week.