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Coconut Milk Chocolate Chunk Cookies

Big flakes of coconut are paired with chunks of milk chocolate in a soft and chewy cookie. I finish these Coconut Milk Chocolate Chunk Cookies with a sprinkle of fine shredded coconut.

If you love chocolate and coconut as much I do, be sure to check out some of my other favorite recipes like my Coconut Chocolate Chip Cookies, Dark Chocolate Coconut Squares, or my Chocolate Coconut Loaf Cake.

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Why You'll Love This Recipe

Soft and Chewy: These Coconut Milk Chocolate Chunk Cookies are classic soft and chewy cookies that are perfect for dipping in milk. There’s nothing better than classic soft and chewy cookies!

No Chill Time: These cookies don’t require any chill time, yet they still result in an incredibly soft and chewy cookie with a little crisp around the edges.

Milk Chocolate: If you prefer milk chocolate over semi sweet or dark, then you will love these Coconut milk Chocolate Chunk Cookies! Milk chocolate is a little smoother and a little sweeter and it pairs very well with the coconut.

If you love my Dad's Coconut Chocolate Chip Cookie recipe from my book, Cookies for Everyone, then you will love this one! It's the same recipe but with milk chocolate instead of semi sweet. Funny, I created that cookie recipe for my dad, hence the name. I bring him cookies every time we visit, but the last time I brought cookies he poo poo'd them and asked for milk chocolate!

Over twenty years of me making those cookies for my dad, and one day he just up and decided milk chocolate was what he wanted. So, I'm visiting him this week, and of course, I had to indulge him!

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Ingredients for Coconut Milk Chocolate Chunk Cookies

Organic Valley Salted Butter

Wholesome Organic Cane Sugar

Homemade Organic Dark Brown Sugar

Simply Organic Vanilla Extract

Organic Valley Large Eggs

Cairnspring Mills Organic All Purpose Flour (use code MIMIORGANIC15 for 15% off your order!)

Food to Live Organic Unsweetened Wide Flake Coconut

Baking Soda

Frontier Co-Op Fine Sea Salt

Food to Live Organic Unsweetened Fine Shredded Coconut

365 Organic Milk Chocolate Bars

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Tools Needed

Digital Food Scale

Stand Mixer

Baking Sheet Half Sheet Pan (use code MIMIBAKES for 10% off my favorite stainless steel sustainable bakeware!)

Parchment Paper (get my favorite nontoxic parchment paper and get 10% off with MIMIBAKES)

coconut milk chocolate chunk cookies

How to Make Coconut Milk Chocolate Chunk Cookies

Step 1

Preheat the oven to 375°F. Line 2 cookie sheets with parchment paper.

Step 2

In the bowl of a stand mixer fitted with the paddle attachment, add the butter, cane sugar, dark brown sugar, and vanilla extract. Mix on low until combined and there are no chunks of butter.

Add the eggs, flour, wide flake coconut, sea salt, and baking soda and mix on low to combine. Add the milk chocolate chunks and mix to combine completely.

Step 3

Using your hands, form the dough into 18 balls and place on the prepared baking sheets. 

Bake for 11 to 13 minutes or until the edges are golden brown the cookies are set in the middle. If adding fine shredded coconut, I added this on 2 minutes before they were done. If you add it on before they go into the oven, the coconut will be toasted. (If you're baking at high altitude, be sure to check the Notes at the bottom of the recipe for high altitude baking instructions).

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Tips for Coconut Milk Chocolate Chunk Cookies

• Make sure your butter is soft. The best way to soften butter is at room temperature, naturally! So, try to plan ahead and remove butter from the fridge before you plan to make cookies. If you have to microwave it, only do 10 seconds per 1/2 cup intervals, even if you have to do multiple intervals. This prevents it from melting pockets of butter.

• I chopped milk chocolate bars into little chunks because that’s just what I had. But, you could also buy milk chocolate chunks as well.

• I used wide flake coconut inside the cookies, and I sprinkled a little fine shredded coconut on top during the last few minutes of baking. The fine shredded coconut is optional, as I just wanted it to look like that on top. You could omit it completely or you could add it onto the dough balls, but if you do that, it will be toasted since it will bake longer. Totally up to you!

• Be sure to store these in an airtight container so they retain their soft and chewy texture. I also like to keep that in the fridge as it makes them last longer, just let them come to room temperature before eating.

• You can also store these in the freezer for up to a month. Place in an airtight container before freezing.

coconut milk chocolate chunk cookies

FAQ's

Can I make these gluten free?

Yes! I provide a simple adjustment for making this recipe gluten free. I even link the flour that it was tested with. If you are using another gluten free flour blend, I highly recommend using the weight measurement for the best results.

Can I add the coconut on top before baking?

Yes, if you want a toasted coconut on top, then feel free to add the fine shredded coconut on top of the cookie dough and it will toast up and be delicious!

How should I store these cookies?

These Coconut Milk Chocolate Chunk Cookies are soft and chewy, so they need to be stored in an airtight container.

Why organic?

Why use organic ingredients in this recipe? You all know I’m a huge organic advocate, and I bet you may be thinking sometimes, Why would I even bother to use organic ingredients in something that is so sweet and indulgent? But, that is the exact reason why you should use organic ingredients! Sweet things need to have flavor in order to be good, otherwise they are just sweet and they don’t taste like much else. Organic ingredients are more pure than conventional ones, therefore they actually have more flavor than the non organic options. Say it with me, organic means more flavor! And not just more flavor but a more true and pure flavor. And organic ingredients are much healthier for you to eat in general as they do not contain GMOs or anything artificial. Plus, you are being environmentally friendly when you choose organic ingredients!

So, I highly recommend that you buy the best organic ingredients for this recipe! You can also shop my Amazon Storefront for all my favorite organic ingredients here. Tip – hover over each ingredient to see the name. And if you want to learn more about organic foods and the difference, read my post here on Food Labels and What They Mean.

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Coconut Milk Chocolate Chunk Cookies

Mimi Council
Soft, chewy, and slightly sweeter than my classic chocolate chip cookies with coconut because these use milk chocolate! If you love chocolate and coconut, try this sweeter take on the classic combo.
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 11 minutes
Total Time 26 minutes
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Makes 18 cookies
Calories 229 kcal

Ingredients
 
 

Instructions
 

  • Preheat the oven to 375°F. Line 2 cookie sheets with parchment paper.
  • In the bowl of a stand mixer fitted with the paddle attachment, add the butter, cane sugar, dark brown sugar, and vanilla extract. Mix on low until combined and there are no chunks of butter.
  • Add the eggs, flour, wide flake coconut, sea salt, and baking soda and mix on low to combine. Add the milk chocolate chunks and mix to combine completely.
  • Using your hands, form the dough into 18 balls and place on the prepared baking sheets.
  • Bake for 11 to 13 minutes or until the edges are golden brown the cookies are set in the middle. If adding fine shredded coconut, I added this on 2 minutes before they were done. If you add it on before they go into the oven, the coconut will be toasted.
  • Allow to cool completely on the baking sheets. Store in an airtight container for up to 7 days.

Notes

Gluten Free – Replace the all purpose flour with 240 grams (1 ½ cups plus 1 tablespoon) gluten free flour blend.
High Altitude – Bake at 375°F for 10 to 12 minutes or until the edges are golden brown and the cookies are set in the middle.

Nutrition

Calories: 229kcalCarbohydrates: 28gProtein: 3gFat: 13gSaturated Fat: 9gPolyunsaturated Fat: 0.5gMonounsaturated Fat: 3gTrans Fat: 0.2gCholesterol: 32mgSodium: 148mgPotassium: 90mgFiber: 2gSugar: 16gVitamin A: 183IUVitamin C: 0.1mgCalcium: 14mgIron: 1mg
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