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Coconut Crunch Cookies

These sweet drop cookies are loaded with coconut and chocolate chips. Their crisp edges and soft centers add up to a perfect cookie.—Maria Regakis, Somerville, Massachusetts
  • Total Time
    Prep: 30 min. Bake: 10 min./batch
  • Makes
    about 4-1/2 dozen


  • 1 cup butter, softened
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 3/4 cup packed brown sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1 teaspoon almond extract
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 3/4 teaspoon salt
  • 2 cups sweetened shredded coconut
  • 1 package (11-1/2 ounces) milk chocolate chips
  • 1-1/2 cups finely chopped almonds


  • In a large bowl, cream butter and sugars until light and fluffy. Beat in eggs and extracts. Combine the flour, baking soda and salt; gradually add to creamed mixture and mix well. Stir in the coconut, chocolate chips and almonds.
  • Drop by rounded teaspoonfuls 2 in. apart onto ungreased baking sheets. Bake at 375° for 9-11 minutes or until lightly browned. Cool for 1 minute before removing from pans to wire racks.
Nutrition Facts
1 cookie: 138 calories, 8g fat (4g saturated fat), 17mg cholesterol, 94mg sodium, 15g carbohydrate (10g sugars, 1g fiber), 2g protein.
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  • kredhead
    May 11, 2014

    So good, we love these...different, tasty...just like an almond joy in a delicious cookie. I used slivered almonds and left them chunky, wow. Yummo. I am editing this review...I added these to my xmas cookie platter and people went crazy for them. Just as easy as a drop choc chip cookie to make, but the taste is like nothing people have experienced. Another winner!

  • Leilana
    Apr 17, 2014

    I didn't use almond extract or almonds since a few of us can't eat nuts but they were soooo good! Tasted like a Mounds bar.

  • JennPocriser1994
    Feb 14, 2014

    These cookies are soooo good!

  • manga
    Dec 6, 2012

    My cookies spread and flattened out. They tasted like a chocolate chip cookie with coconut added to it. Nothing memorable.

  • CyberSighs
    Nov 30, 2012

    These are pretty good but the almond extract is too overpowering. Next time I will cut the almond extract in half so to better balance the different flavors.

  • sentunderscore
    Nov 17, 2012

    My new favorite cookie!

  • saralyn_06
    Nov 9, 2012

    Bland & the almond extract a tad over powering with smell

  • Danerlea
    Sep 16, 2012

    This isn't a very pretty cookie but it does taste very good! I found that I had to watch them very closely- they get overdone in the blink of an eye. I also ended up rotating my cookie sheet half way through the baking time for more uniform cookies.

  • Di Cook
    Feb 21, 2012

    Really loved these cookies! They are a bit expensive to make, but well worth it!

  • goawayy
    Dec 8, 2011

    DELICIOUS! Simple to make and oh-so-good. I used semi-sweet chocolate chips because that's what I keep in my pantry. My husband agreed that this was definitely a keeper!