By Roxygirl in Colorado on March 29, 2005
Photo by mums the word
Photo by mums the word
"I've made this recipe from Ladies Home Journal for the past 15 years. My original copy is half burned (a little problem toasting the coconut) so I thought I better get this published. The cookie dough is so delicious; tastes like a candy bar. The toasted coconut takes it to new heights!"
Serving Size: 1 (1191 g)
Servings Per Recipe: 1
"I used 1/2 butter and 1/2 shortening. My cookies did not come out crispy, but soft and chewy. I only used a couple drops of coconut extract because that is all that was left in the bottle, but because it is very strong, they still had a lot of coconut flavor."
"Wow! Over the top delicious!! I doubled the recipe as I needed a bigger batch for company. I also toasted the coconut in the oven...worked great. Instead of chocolate chips, I used Hershey milk chocolate bars, chopped. I really think that the toasted coconut added that extra punch of flavor! Thanks!"
"I replaced the shortening with margarine and decreased the chocolate chips to 1.5 cups as suggested by other reviewers. These cookies were so yummy and so easy! I did expect there to be more coconut taste especially with the coconut extract, but they were still very tasty! I think next time I may try adding toasted almond slivers as well. Taking these to my in-laws later today. I hope they like them as much as we did!"
"Positively the very best cookies I ever made and I am not a big time cookie maker. Greatest taste and I did use only 1/2 butter and the rest of the shortening I used vanilla yogurt which worked beautifully. I am always trying to save a few calories and between cutting the shortening in half and cutting back on the sugar a little, I was very happy with the outcome. These were just delicious even with the "lightening up" a little of them. (if you do use yogurt in place of the shortening use 1/2 cup of margarine/butter and then only 1/4 cup of yogurt which would be the equivalent of the other 1/2 cup of shortening) just delicious and perfectly shaped. I made smaller cookies too to stretch them a little and not be too many calories. Greatest cookie!!!!!!"
"These cookies are enormous! Everyone loved them, and the coconut smell was such a nice change after our long dreary winter."
"Delicious! These are very crispy and tasty. I substituted 3/4c of coconut oil in place of the shortening. The full 2 cups of chips was too much, so I had to use a bit less."
"I loved these cookies! I chose this recipe becuase I pretty much had everything I needed on hand. Its 20 below zero and I did not want to haul four kids to the store. I resisted the urge to use butter instead of the shortening. I did not have any coconut extract though. They were still deliciouse. If I had the extract I would of probly eaten the whole batch myself!!!!"
"Oh my heavens, these cookies are divine! I just adore coconut so I knew this was going to be good. I had to make a change to butter as I did not have shortening and I used only 1 1/2 C chocolate chips since that was all I had left. I think using butter caused the cookies to spread more than shortening would have but that was still okay. Also, I think the 1 1/2 C choc chips is about right for us too. I can't wait to see my kid's eyes pop out of their heads tonight when they see how big these are! Awesome cookies Roxy, thanks for posting!"
"Very, very yummy. I loved how easy it was...just mixing everything at once. I did accidentally use baking powder instead of soda but noticed no problems. I used a cookie scoop instead of the 1/4 cup method of measuring the cookies and got about 40 2" cookies. Probably would have gotten about 45 if I could stop eating the raw dough! Thanks for sharing!"
"My hubby has been bugging me for days to make some cookies. I checked my saved recipes in my cookbooks and decided to try yours. Glad I did. I used the shortening worked well, sub. the brown sugar and made it 1 cup white sugar. Wanted to make a lighter colored cookie. Made 36 cookies using a #30 cookie scoop. By the way DH loved the cookies."
"These tasted good but I would not use shortening next time.I would use margarine.The shortening makes the cookie too crispy and flaky.Good overall taste though."
"DELICIOUS!!!! I didn't use the coconut extract so I couldn't taste very much coconut. Other than that YUM! Goes great with milk!"
"Leave it to Roxygirl to show us how to make the perfect coconut chocolate chip cookie. These baked up big and beautiful. Right up my husband's alley...and everyone else who tastes them. No changes made--thanks, Roxy!"
"GORGEOUS cookies! Never had cocnut choco-chip cookies before and we LOVE coconut, so this has become our absolute favourite! I didn't have coconut extract so skipped that out, and added just 1 cup of choco-chips. DD was happily munching on them too! Thank you, Roxygirl, for sharing another one of your wonderful recipes!"
"These were delicious. I couldn't stop eating them. I think two cups of chocolate chips is too much. After forming the cookies I had about 1/2 cup of chocolate chips left in the bottom of the bowl. I think I'll use 1 cup of chocolate chips next time."
"Awesome, one of my very favourite cookies! The toasted coconut and oats make these cookies divine! I used butter as well and made smaller cookies. These are truly divine, such a treat! Thank you!"
"These cookies are outstanding! The only change I made was I used half butter and half shortening. I like the flavor and texture of butter in cookies. Definitely make sure to take the time to toast the coconut. It really elevates the flavor. Thanks for a great recipe!"
"amazing - I toasted the coconut in the oven and it works just the same but you have to watch it closely because it burns fast. I doubled the batch, used have butter and added a few peanut butter chips to the very last batch in the oven. These were so delicious and even people that don't like coconut loved them!"
"Wonderful cookies! I loved the toasted coconut! Only changes I made were to sub butter for shortening and to make regular-sized cookies which baked for 11 minutes. Even the kids and their friend, none of whom like coconut, really enjoyed these. Crispy, lots of texture with the oatmeal and coconut and lots of chocolate chips. Delicious! Thanks, Roxygirl, for posting!"
"Wow, what a great cookie! The oatmeal gives it an added texture and love,love, love the toasted coconut. Unfortunately, did not have any coconut extract on hand, so just left it out. Will definitely be a do again recipe. Thanks so much for sharing it."