Chocolate coconut cookies

These chocolate coconut cookies have a cake-like texture with a perfect balance between the nutty flavor and the shredded dark chocolate

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It’s that time of the month, time for another chocolate party. After baking with apples, pumpkin, cranberries and peppermint this month we picked coconut.

I’m nuts for coconut and I was so happy when my friend Abeer of Cakewhiz suggested this ingredient and the others bloggers confessed their nutty love.

Chocolate party is a monthly event hosted by me together with some wonderful bloggers. Each month we pick an ingredient and pair it with chocolate. We blog about it by the end of the month.

I hope you’ll join our party and bake along with us. Also, if you’d like to know what are we up to and what ingredients we pick for the next parties, join our Facebook group.

All submitted posts will be pinned to the Chocolate party Pinterest board and will be promoted on other social media platform using the #chocolateparty hashtag.

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Our recipes will be shared on the first Monday of each month and you can submit your own recipes until the end of the month. You can submit up to 3 recipes each month.

How to participate (the rules)

1.) Blog about your chocolate treat. Your recipe must include the two ingredients we choose. It can be a simple no bake treat to a sophisticated layer cake, the complexity level of the recipe is up to you.

2.) Include a link back to this post or the Chocolate party page.  Optional, add the Chocolate Party logo in your blog post or on your sidebar.

3.) Your recipe must be published during the current month. Please do not link old recipes, they will be deleted.

For today I’ve made chocolate coconut cookies. I have to say I had a very hard time deciding what to make. At first I thought of making lamingtons. Then I wanted chocolate coconut cupcakes followed by a German chocolate cake (a love of mine) but I ended up making cookies.

Don’t be disappointed, these cookies are amazing! They only take a few minutes to make them and after you have the first bite you’ll want to throw a coconut-y party.

I’ve used finely shredded coconut and coconut extract for a lovely nutty flavor and instead of using chocolate chips or adding cocoa to the cookie dough I used grated chocolate for a fine marbling effect. During baking the chocolate completely melts and you’re left with dark chocolate-y spots.

Chocolate coconut cookies

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Cook Time: 20 minutes

1 hour

Yield: 3 dozens

Chocolate coconut cookies

A soft cake-like cookie with a rich coconut flavor and chocolate bites.


  • 3/4 cup soft butter
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1/2 cup Greek yogurt (non-fat)
  • 1 tsp coconut extract
  • 2/3 cup finely shredded unsweetened coconut
  • 2 ox finely grated chocolate (I used 62%)
  • 2 1/4 cups (270 grams) whole wheat pastry flour (I used Bob's Red Mill)
  • 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • pinch of salt


  1. Heat the oven to 350F. Line 3 baking sheets with parchment paper. Set aside.
  2. In a mixing bowl cream the butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Add the egg and yogurt and mix well, scraping the sides of the bowl.
  3. Add the grated coconut, coconut extract and grated chocolate.
  4. In the end add the flour, baking powder and salt.
  5. With a cookie dough scoop place spoonfuls on the prepared baking sheets and chill for about 15 minutes.
  6. Bake in preheated oven for 20 minutes or until edges are becoming golden and the cookies are soft to touch.
  7. Leave to cool for 5 minutes on the baking sheet and completely on wire racks.
  8. Store in an air-tight container.

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  1. mary beth says

    Yum, I want to make these very soon! I was wondering regarding the soft butter. Did you mean regular stick butter softened or the butter that is sold in tub form? Thank you! Mary Beth

  2. Paula @ Vintage Kitchen says

    To grate the chocolate is great for the texture. Gorgeous cookies and pics too! The yogurt is such an interesting addition here. Must try it.

  3. Suzanne says

    I love that you grated the chocolate in to these cookies, they look pretty and all the flecks of chocolate means you get a taste in every bite. Happy New Year Roxana!!

  4. Courtney @ Neighborfood says

    Chocolate and coconut is possibly my favorite combo EVER! I am in heaven. Looks like my dessert making list just about doubled in size!

  5. Carol | a cup of mascarpone says

    Love the grating of the chocolate in these yummy cookies, Roxana! Love the photos too! Happy New Year!

  6. says

    Beautiful cookies Roxana! I love the coconut chocolate combination and your cookies look so good in the photos-just jumping out of the screen at me;-)

  7. Kitchen Belleicious says

    these look delicious. kind of remind me of a peppermint pattie but without the mint. I love coconut and chocolate together. With my new lifestyle now I think i can easily make these GF- maybe I’ll use coconut flour? what do you think

  8. Lyn @LovelyPantry says

    This is wonderful!! Gosh, I’d love to make these. I’m a lover of coconuts so I need to have recipes like this handy! Thanks, Roxana!

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