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Coconut Cookies

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Creamy coconut takes center stage in this sweet treat from Maury Rubin of Birdbath Bakery.

  • Yield: Makes about 2 dozen

Source: The Martha Stewart Show, May 2010

Ingredients

  • 2 cups (4 sticks) unsalted butter, cut into small pieces, room temperature
  • 1 1/4 cups granulated sugar
  • 1 1/2 cups packed light-brown sugar
  • 2 large eggs, lightly beaten
  • 2 3/4 cups plus 4 teaspoons all-purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking soda
  • Pinch of fine sea salt
  • 8 cups coconut chips

Directions

  1. Line baking sheets with parchment paper or nonstick baking mats; set aside.

  2. In the bowl of an electric mixer fitted with the paddle attachment, cream together butter and granulated sugar; add brown sugar and mix until well combined. Add eggs and mix until fully incorporated.

  3. In a large bowl, whisk together flour, baking soda, and salt. Add half of the flour mixture to the butter mixture and mix to combine. Add remaining flour mixture and mix to combine. Add half of the coconut chips; mix to combine. Add remaining coconut chips and mix to combine.

  4. Using a 2-inch ice cream scoop, scoop out balls of dough onto prepared baking sheets at least 3 inches apart; using the flat bottom of a drinking glass, flatten dough slightly. Transfer baking sheet to refrigerator; let chill for 30 minutes.

  5. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

  6. Transfer baking sheet to oven and bake until golden brown, 14 to 16 minutes. Remove from oven and transfer to a wire rack to cool. Let cool at least 20 minutes before serving.

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  • letjon54gmail
    18 AUG, 2016
    I been doing cookies for so long, never had a problem. I though it was to much butter just like the other comments, but i went and did them any way, following the steps and measures ... I was very despondent!! waist of ingredients :(
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  • SiranSweet
    20 OCT, 2011
    I just made this cookie and it is amazing! Yes 2 cups of butter is alot, but with the proportion of flour and all the coconut, they came out chewy and not too buttery. I also substituted 1/2 cup flour for coconut flour and added 1/2 tsp of vanilla and 1/8 tsp coconut strong flavor (from king Arthur flour). These are a keeper recipe!
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  • DavidBondarchuck
    17 FEB, 2011
    Last Season I wrote to Martha and asked for this recipe. It comes from Maury Rubin of City Bakery in NYC. These cookies are great, I tried them when i visited. However I am confused, in the recipe its listed as granulated sugar, yet in the video its explained by Maury that is both light brown and dark brown sugar. The key here is to chill the dough balls prior to baking, however I do get excessive "spreadage".... MSLO, please check this recipe. I truly think it is published here wrong.
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  • DavidBondarchuck
    17 FEB, 2011
    Last Season I wrote to Martha and asked for this recipe. It comes from Maury Rubin of City Bakery in NYC. These cookies are great, I tried them when i visited. However I am confused, in the recipe its listed as granulated sugar, yet in the video its explained by Maury that is both light brown and dark brown sugar. The key here is to chill the dough balls prior to baking, however I do get excessive "spreadage".... MSLO, please check this recipe. I truly think it is published here wrong.
    Reply
  • ansleyandanna
    6 OCT, 2010
    Maybe you should make the recipe before commenting on it's inaccuracy? I just made them (halved the recipe) and they are perfect. Also, 2 dozen cookies (if you READ in step four) is with a GIANT ice cream scoop. My third pan is in the oven. This recipe is AMAZING and these cookies are AMAZING. We have an obesity problem in this country because people don't get off the couch, not because of a few tablespoons of butter.
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  • redwine48
    5 OCT, 2010
    Coconut chips are dried flaked coconut. You can get them in health food store and some farmers markets. Whole Foods may have them. .
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  • melnb
    5 OCT, 2010
    Coconut chips are different than shredded coconut. Watch the video and it will talk about the difference.
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  • gloriajbersaasnelson
    5 OCT, 2010
    I am thinking that coconut chips refer to shredded coconut I have never heard of coconut chips..
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  • dimoms
    5 OCT, 2010
    If you go to the search feature on this website and enter "coconut chips" like I did you'd find the answer.
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  • venie711
    5 OCT, 2010
    A pound of butter is crazy! And 8 cups of coconut chips??? Just what is a coconut chip?
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