I used chocolate chips, an extra half cup of coconut because mine seemed a tad wet and my coconut was a little old/dry. I also mixed in a quarter tsp. of almond extract. I flattened them, after reading the reviews. Flattening really is important unless you like a thicker cookie. Mine must have been really large cookies because it only made 8. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ With the almond extract they tasted like almond joy candy bars in a cookie form.
These are very light and delicious! I used Splenda instead of the sugar and unsweetened coconut. I made 12 large cookies and as Scarlett Lady said they don't spread as much as you might think. Next time I make them, I will flatten them a little before baking.
We lost the taste of the coconut.. if I made it again I'd add another 1/2 cup coconut and a little milk for moisture. The cookies did not spread so they were higher and heavier than I would have liked. Rounded tsp would have probably been better. Thank you for giving us the recipe.