Coconut Chocolate Chunk Cookies with Sea Salt

Chewy cookies with shredded coconut and chocolate chunks throughout, sprinkled with flaked sea salt for the perfect finishing touch.

Chewy coconut chocolate chunk cookies, topped off with flaked sea salt. A must try cookie from @bakedbyrachel

I’m never totally amazed by the weather, because something strange is always happening. But I swear this year has been particularly out of whack or maybe just more intense all around. Beyond everything that occurred over the winter months, is it just me or does it seem like this spring has been pretty dramatic already too? From the severe and frequent storms throughout the middle region of the country (and I can’t even just say mid-west because it’s the entire center, north to south), to several feet of snow in other areas. Just crazy.

But then the other day we went from 86 degrees in New England, very out of the norm for this time of the year, to a seemingly frigid high of 50. Brrr. Seriously, I felt it waiting at the bus stop. I’m ready for things to stay warm. No more ups and downs please.

Chewy coconut chocolate chunk cookies, topped off with flaked sea salt. A must try cookie from @bakedbyrachel

And in the meantime…

Cookies.

Because cookies are good for the soul and make our bellies happy.

It’s also been exactly a month since my last cookie recipe so it was just time for another one.

Chewy coconut chocolate chunk cookies, topped off with flaked sea salt. A must try cookie from @bakedbyrachel

These cookies are not only easy to whip up but are pretty quick too, compared to others I tell you to chill overnight. And I know how much some people loathe waiting to bake cookies, but sometimes it’s just necessary. These ones have a much shorter chill time, it’s still required so don’t skip that detail or your cookies may spread or cook too quickly and won’t turn out as they really truly should.

Perfect chewy cookies with sweetened coconut and chopped chocolate throughout! Let’s not forget the finishing touch of a sprinkling of flaked sea salt, for a fun salty addition to an otherwise sweet cookie. It’s the perfect combination.

Add these cookies to your baking plans! You won’t regret it!

Chewy coconut chocolate chunk cookies, topped off with flaked sea salt. A must try cookie from @bakedbyrachel

Yield: 1 dozen rolls

Prep Time: 10 minutes, plus chill time

Cook Time: 12 minutes

Total Time: 2 hours and 20 minutes

Coconut Chocolate Chunk Cookies with Sea Salt

Chewy cookies with shredded coconut and chocolate chunks throughout, sprinkled with flaked sea salt for the perfect finishing touch.

Ingredients:

1/4C unsalted butter, softened
1/4C granulated sugar
6 Tbsp light brown sugar
2 Tbsp powdered sugar
1 egg
1 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
1/4C sweetened shredded coconut
3/4C all purpose flour
1/2 tsp baking powder
1/8 tsp baking soda
1/4 tsp coarse sea salt
4oz semi-sweet chocolate baking bar, roughly chopped
Flaked sea salt

Directions:

In the bowl of a stand mixer, cream together butter and sugars. Mix in egg and vanilla, followed by coconut, coarse sea salt, baking powder and baking soda. Scrape bowl as needed. Slowly add flour, mixing until smooth and all ingredients are fully incorporated. Stir in chopped chocolate by hand. Chill for at least 2-3 hours.

Preheat oven to 375°F. Line a baking sheet with parchment or a silicone baking mat.

Using a medium cookie scoop, scoop and place dough 2-inches apart on the prepared baking sheet. Lightly sprinkle with flaked sea salt. Bake for 11-12 minutes or until deep golden. Immediately transfer to a wire rack to cool completely.

Store cookies in an airtight container.

*Coarse sea salt and flaked sea salt are available in your grocers baking aisle or through the links above.

Adapted from Bon Appetit

More cookies to try:
Perfect s’more cookies
NY Times chocolate chip cookies
Funfetti chocolate chip birthday cookies
Potato chip cookies with chocolate and sea salt
Soft batch chocolate chip cookies
Vanilla oatmeal chocolate chip cookies
Cake batter funfetti chocolate chip cookies
Oatmeal chocolate chip cookies

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38 Responses to “Coconut Chocolate Chunk Cookies with Sea Salt”

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    Mir — May 14, 2014 at 6:17 am

    See, this is a perfect cookie. All the flavors and textures (coconut and sea salt, hello!) with those crisper edges and the softer middle. Love this recipe!

    • Rachel — May 14th, 2014 @ 3:46 pm

      Thank you! :)

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    Chloe @ foodlikecake — May 14, 2014 at 6:34 am

    Mmm, these cookies look good. I love the coconut and sea salt :-)

    • Rachel — May 14th, 2014 @ 3:46 pm

      Thanks Chloe!

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    Marie @ Little Kitchie — May 14, 2014 at 6:40 am

    These sound amazing!! Love the salty goodness on top. Pinned to make ASAP!

    • Rachel — May 14th, 2014 @ 3:46 pm

      Thanks so much Marie :)

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    Medeja — May 14, 2014 at 6:51 am

    Irresistible cookies! And they look very addictive :)

    • Rachel — May 14th, 2014 @ 3:47 pm

      Thank you, and they absolutely are! :)

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    Taylor @ Food Faith Fitness — May 14, 2014 at 6:58 am

    I am just finishing up a coconut mocha, so clearly I love chocolate and coconut. I am imaging how much better it would be in a cookie form…and totally craving these! Pinned!

    • Rachel — May 14th, 2014 @ 3:47 pm

      Thanks Taylor! You’d definitely love these!

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    Jennifer G. — May 14, 2014 at 8:16 am

    Ohh, those look good. I’ll add them to my queue of new recipes. I know what you mean about the weather; a coupe days ago my suburb of Boston hit the 90s, and now the 50s seems cold.

    • Rachel — May 14th, 2014 @ 3:48 pm

      Thankfully it picked back up today. Maybe if we keep our fingers crossed, yesterday is the last of the cold weather for a while. Hopefully not wishful thinking ;)

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    taylor @ greens & chocolate — May 14, 2014 at 8:22 am

    The weather has been strange this year…we had near 80′s last week too and now we’re in the 30′s and 40′s…not a fan! I am, however, a fan of these cookies…I love the combo of chocolate and coconut and with the sea salt?! I’d have no control around these!

    • Rachel — May 14th, 2014 @ 3:48 pm

      Brrr!! Seriously, so ready for the warm weather to stick around!

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    sally @ sallys baking addiction — May 14, 2014 at 8:32 am

    BEST COOKIES EVER. Enough said!!

    • Rachel — May 14th, 2014 @ 3:48 pm

      Thanks Sally!! :)

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    Julie @ Table for Two — May 14, 2014 at 9:29 am

    OMG. I seriously LOVE everything in this cookie. Coconut, chocolate, and sea salt have got to be the most amazing flavors in a cookie. I may or may not make this soon :)

    • Rachel — May 14th, 2014 @ 3:48 pm

      You should. You’d love them! :)

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    Michelle @ Healthy Recipe Ecstasy — May 14, 2014 at 11:08 am

    Those looks soo good. I love anything and everything with sea salt!!

    • Rachel — May 14th, 2014 @ 3:48 pm

      Thanks Michelle!

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    Alyssa {Cake, Crust, and Sugar Dust} — May 14, 2014 at 11:24 am

    I love a little sea salt on a sweet cookie! These look chewy and perfect! Pinning!!

    • Rachel — May 14th, 2014 @ 3:49 pm

      Thanks Alyssa!

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    Wendy Arrington Postil — May 14, 2014 at 12:09 pm

    As a child, I hated coconut but love it now. Why do so many share this experience? My husband still hates coconut. I will NOT let that stop me because these look Delicious! By the way, the weather has been just as crazy here in Los Angeles. Today, it’ll be 100 degrees..! I DO love hot weather, but we’ve had no real respite from it, and my water bill is ridiculous. The flowers all bloomed a full month ahead of schedule. (On the bright side, I’ve had no heating bill..!)

    • Rachel — May 14th, 2014 @ 3:50 pm

      I still don’t love it on everything. It’s the stringy factor that gets me so in these cookies manage to hide that well! :) And I do not envy you one bit for the 100 degree weather. Wow!!!

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    Jennie @themessybakerblog — May 14, 2014 at 12:32 pm

    I have no words for the weather. It is a bit wackadoodle. It was 90 here yesterday and 60 today. Yeah, so, I’ll be needing several of these cookies. Ya know, for the soul.

    • Rachel — May 14th, 2014 @ 3:51 pm

      Wackadoodle is the perfect description for the weather ;)

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    Matt Robinson — May 14, 2014 at 1:01 pm

    Sweet and salty with coconut, amazing!!!

    • Rachel — May 14th, 2014 @ 3:51 pm

      Thanks Matt! :)

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    Jocelyn @BruCrew Life — May 14, 2014 at 1:18 pm

    Sweet and salty, coconut, chocolate…oh, my word this cookie has all my favorites in one. I puffy heart love them!!!!

    • Rachel — May 14th, 2014 @ 3:51 pm

      Thanks so much Jocelyn! :)

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    amanda @ fake ginger — May 14, 2014 at 5:25 pm

    Mmm, I had a chocolate & coconut protein bar earlier and have been craving the combo ever since. Now I want cookies!

    • Rachel — May 15th, 2014 @ 7:51 am

      You definitely need cookies then ;)

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    Lindsey @ American Heritage Cooking — May 15, 2014 at 12:22 am

    These sound magical! I have been on a coconut kick recently but I have yet to put it in a cookie…so now I MUST! And these cookies look like the place to start! Mmmm sea salt and chocolate and coconut! Pinned!

    • Rachel — May 15th, 2014 @ 7:51 am

      You must try them!

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    Emily @ Life on Food — May 15, 2014 at 6:50 am

    Cookie perfection right here. Love the coconut and chocolate combination and the salt on top probably gives it just a little zing in the end. Lovely!

    • Rachel — May 15th, 2014 @ 7:51 am

      Thanks Emily!

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    nicole @ I am a Honey Bee — May 23, 2014 at 1:15 pm

    I haven’t made cookies in a long time. I need to fixt that situation asap.

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    dina — May 26, 2014 at 12:14 pm

    they look delicious!

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