I've made these twice, doubling the recipe both times. The first time I made these, I did not have any sweetened coconut, so I used unsweetened. I preferred it with the unsweetened coconut, not only because it was less sweet (obviously), but since the unsweetened coconut is finer, the texture was better and the cookies were more crunchy. I tried it again, but this time did not have enough unsweetened coconut, so used half sweetened; half unsweetened. I liked it less than with all unsweetened. Maybe 3/4 unsweetened to 1/4 sweetened might be the key.
I LOVE these cookies. I think maybe the last person missed something, my cookies came out great. I also added butterscotch chips and it was spectacular! I will make these again for sure!
Honestly, the batter tasted better than the finished product. The consistency was like a dry granola bar, not cookie-like. They did soften up the next day after sitting in a ziplock bag overnight. Just okay.