Toasted Coconut Cookies

Sweet toasted coconut, rich dark chocolate and tart cherries come together for one fabulous cookie. My Toasted Coconut Cookies are nothing short of awesome.
Course Dessert
Cuisine Amercian
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 12 minutes
Total Time 27 minutes
Servings 2 dozen cookies
Author Julie Wunder


  • 3/4 cup flaked sweetened coconut
  • 1 cup unbleached all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 3/4 cup packed dark brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup unsalted butter room temperature
  • 2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 large egg
  • 2 ounces dark chocolate chips
  • 1/2 cup dried cherries
  • Parchment Paper


  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees
  2. Line a cookie sheet with parchment paper and toast coconut for 7 minutes. Watch carefully so it does not burn.
  3. In a bowl whisk together the flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt.
  4. In a stand mixer or separate bowl, beat the sugar and butter until creamed. Add the vanilla and egg and beat until well combined.
  5. Slowly add the flour mixture into the stand mixer allowing the mixture to form the dough.
  6. Carefully fold in the toasted coconut, dark chocolate and cherries.
  7. Using a small ice cream scoop drop cookies on parchment lined cookie sheet.
  8. Bake for 10-12 minutes or until just turning brown along the edges.