Toasted Coconut, Toffee and Chocolate Chip Cookies

These soft and chewy Toasted Coconut, Toffee and Chocolate Chip Cookies are sure to bring some tropical flair to your dessert table. When I saw these cookies over on Two Peas and Their Pod, I knew they would be a huge hit with my coconut loving family. Toasted coconut mixed into a chocolate chip cookie? Bring it on! If that doesn’t sound delicious enough, toffee bits are stirred in too! Oh man! ;) I have been clearing out our baking supplies in preparation for our move and found a half empty bag of toffee bits and sweetened coconut that made me think of these incredibly drool worthy cookies.  I had bookmarked these a few months ago and now I had no excuse not to make them! I am sure glad that I did-they were incredible!

Toasted Coconut, Toffee and Chocolate Chip Cookies

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Ingredients:

  • 1 cup flaked sweetened coconut
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 3/4 cup packed light brown sugar
  • 4 tablespoons unsalted butter, at room temperature
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/4 teaspoon coconut extract
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 cup Heath toffee bits
  • 3/4 cup chocolate chips

Directions:

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Toast the coconut by spreading onto a rimmed sheet pan. Toast stirring frequently, until the coconut is an even brown color, about 8 minutes. Set coconut aside to cool.
  2. Line 2 large baking sheets with parchment paper or spray them with nonstick cooking spray; set aside.
  3. In a medium bowl, whisk together flour, baking powder, soda, and salt.
  4. In the bowl of a stand mixer fitted with the paddle attachment, cream butter and brown sugar on medium-high speed until pale and fluffy, 2 to 3 minutes. Beat in vanilla extract, coconut extract, and egg. Slowly add dry ingredients and mix until combined. Stir in toasted coconut, toffee bits, and chocolate chips.
  5. Drop by rounded tablespoons onto prepared baking sheets, spacing 2 inches apart. Bake 8-10 minutes or until cookies start to brown around the edges. Remove from pan, and cool completely on wire racks.

Yields: 2 dozen cookies

Source: Two Peas and Their Pod

16 Responses to “Toasted Coconut, Toffee and Chocolate Chip Cookies”

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    The Food Hound — June 2, 2011 @ 7:06 am

    I wish I had coconut-loving friends… if I made them I’d be forced to eat them all myself, ie, buy new, bigger jeans :) They look awesome!

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    happywhennothungry — June 2, 2011 @ 7:52 am

    These cookies look delicious! I love the toffee and coconut combo too. YUM!

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    KitchenGeisha — June 2, 2011 @ 8:18 am

    I love the way these look, so innocent, no large chunks sticking out on the top. But I bet when you bite into them there is a huge burst of flavour!

    You are so bad for my willpower. :)

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    Amy — June 2, 2011 @ 8:49 am

    I’m moving soon too! And am in a similar predicament of trying to purge my pantry/fridge/freezer of its contents. It’s kind of fun to figure out what to make with the random ingredients tho, isn’t it? :) These look delicious!

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    Angie Walker — June 2, 2011 @ 9:33 am

    OMG!! These look amazing, and I have been searching and searching for a toffee bit cookie recipe. I should have known, look no further than Sweet Pea’s Kitchen….

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    Maris (In Good Taste) — June 2, 2011 @ 11:59 am

    The cookies look graet. I think I would eliminate the coconut for me but they look so perfect!

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    sensiblecooking — June 2, 2011 @ 12:12 pm

    Cookies are always great dessert and you took it one step further with toffee and toasted coconut. Yummy.

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    Jenny — June 2, 2011 @ 1:38 pm

    Wow these cookies look fantastic. Love it :D

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    Marcella — June 2, 2011 @ 2:41 pm

    Cannot wait to make these! What a perfect combo of ingredients!

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    fitnessnfoodiegirl — June 2, 2011 @ 3:02 pm

    These look delicious! You can never go wrong with chocolate and toffee!

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    Michelle — June 2, 2011 @ 3:52 pm

    I’m intrigued by the combination of toasted coconut and toffee. It sounds great but never occurred to me before. I’m going to have to bookmark these too!

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    Baking Serendipity — June 2, 2011 @ 4:03 pm

    As much as I love the simplicity and reliability of a good ol’ chocolate chip cookie, this fancied up version looks seriously fantastic!

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    Caroline — June 2, 2011 @ 7:36 pm

    I love using up ingredients in the pantry. Glad the cookies turned out delicious!

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    thedrivencook — June 7, 2011 @ 12:57 pm

    WOW these look good. I have half a bag of toffee pieces too…I will have to try these!

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    eva626 — June 7, 2011 @ 5:26 pm

    o0o yummy im craving those cookies like NOW…and i just had a good fellas’ pizza slice…i though ti was full but my eyes second guessing my self

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