Coconut, Chocolate Chunk, and Walnut Cookies

Coconut, Chocolate Chunk, and Walnut Cookies

The kids had their last swimming lesson for the summer recently and we decided to bake some cookies as a thank you to their beloved swimming instructor. We found out she LOVES walnuts and coconut as well as being a big fan of chocolate so we combined all of those ingredients together and made her a big batch of cookies. We used chocolate chunks instead of chips to make them extra decadent and delicious. Thankfully, the cookies were a big hit and proved to be as delicious as we hoped.

Coconut, Chocolate Chunk, and Walnut Cookies:


  • 1/2 cup softened butter
  • 1/2 cup white sugar
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 1/4 cups flour
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1 1/2 cups of semi-sweet chocolate chunks
  • 1 1/2 cups of flaked coconut
  • 1 cup walnut pieces

Coconut, Chocolate Chunk, and Walnut Cookies

How to Make Coconut, Chocolate Chunk, and Walnut Cookies

Preheat the oven to 375 degrees. Line a baking sheet with a silpat mat or cooking spray.

Using a beater, mix the butter, white sugar, brown sugar, vanilla, and eggs until creamy and smooth.

In another bowl, mix the flour, baking soda, and salt together thoroughly. Slowly add the flour mixture to the egg mixture until well blended. Add the chocolate chips, coconut and walnuts then mix. Drop by rounded spoonfuls onto the cookie sheet.

Bake for 8-10 minutes or until golden brown. Allow them to cool before moving them to a wire rack. Enjoy.

Coconut, Chocolate Chunk, and Walnut Cookies


Click here for a printable version of this recipe – For the Love of Cooking.net



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  1. I've had some serious homemade cookie cravings lately but have been trying to restrain myself. These look so good…and are SO not helping.

  2. You have some very cute little kitchen helpers, Pam. I bet they love cooking with their Mommy.
    Love all the good stuff you've added to your cookies…my favorite kind.

  3. I love the idea of coconut and walnuts with the chocolate chunk cookies. They sound delicious!

  4. Make some for me please! I always seem to forget to add coconut when I make cookies, yet it's such a great ingredient! I love the richness, moisture and texture that it provides. Yum!

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  6. The cookie were a hit in my house. The kids and wife loved them so. I willl be modifying the recipe a little next time. Maybe add some pecans.

  7. I made this recipe today but had to add another half-stick if butter because the ingredients wouldn’t stick together with one stick. They same out good.

    1. I cook mine a minute longer and it seemed to fix this issue (also added a little texture from the coconut sugar caramelizing) or if you smash them down before placing them in the oven. Refrigeration prior to baking is an excellent idea!

  8. I followed this recipe to the “T”, and the batch I made turned out fabulous! This is a cookie I would serve to company and also feel pretty good about serving to my own family and friends as it is chock with great ingredients. They are absolutely delicious! Paired with a cold glass of milk! Yikes! The quintessential treat! 🙂 Who doesn’t like cookies and milk?
    To David, the gentleman who stated he had to add half a stick more of butter because “the ingredient wouldn’t stick together with one stick ..” David, instead of adding more butter (fat!) try putting your batter in the refrigerator for 15 minutes. It will make it less sticky and much more manageable. These cookies are not too sweet and they are not as greasy as a classic “Toll House” cookie, despite the coconut and walnuts. They are better. Really. Thank you, Pam, for this excellent recipe! 🙂

  9. Just made these and they do not disappoint! Delicious. It’s like a gooey almond joy I want to eat all 18 in one sitting …..

    Saved receipt. Plan on repeating frequently.

    P.S. Pam, those little bakers are the best! Teach them young.

  10. Yummy! I made these with gluten free flour and Earth Balance spread for butter and soy milk for milk and they were delicious….thanks for sharing…