Triple Chocolate Coconut Cookies

Sometimes you just have a hankering for a big cookie packed with all kinds of good stuff. Those kinds of cravings generally lead to cookies like these.

These beauties are, first of all, a big chocolate cookie made with dark chocolate cocoa powder. Then, they’re thoroughly plied with plenty of coconut, two kinds of chocolate chips, and nuts.

Triple Chocolate Coconut Cookies are big, thick cookies packed with lots of coconut, three kinds of chocolate, and nuts. Delicious!

I made these cookies a bit larger than I usually do for big, thick cookies. It seemed they were just begging to be made into big, sturdy cookies. If you have a cookie or ice cream scoop, it will help tremendously. I used a 2-tablespoon cookie scoop to make quick, consistent work of scooping the cookie dough.

Perhaps my favorite thing about these cookies is that there is so much good stuff in them that you’re guaranteed a delicious flavor combination in every bite. You may think it’s add-in overload when you’re mixing the dough, but you’ll be so glad you put so much extra goodness into these wonderfully delicious cookies.

Triple Chocolate Coconut Cookies

Prep Time: 15 minutes

Cook Time: 14 minutes

Yield: about 4 dozen cookies

Triple Chocolate Coconut Cookies


  • 1 & 3/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 cup unsweetened Dutch-process cocoa powder
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup unsalted butter, softened
  • 3/4 cup packed light brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 & 3/4 cups sweetened flaked coconut
  • 1 cup semisweet chocolate chunks
  • 1 cup milk chocolate chunks
  • 3/4 cup coarsely chopped pecans
  • 3/4 cup coarsely chopped hazelnuts


Preheat oven to 350°. Line baking pans with silicone liners or parchment paper.

Whisk together flour, cocoa powder, baking soda, baking powder, and salt. Set aside.

Using an electric mixer on medium speed, beat butter, brown sugar, and sugar until light and fluffy. Add eggs, one at a time, mixing well after each addition. Mix in vanilla.

Reduce mixer speed to low. Gradually add flour mixture, mixing just until combined.

Stir in coconut, chocolates, and nuts.

Using 2 tablespoonfuls at a time, drop dough about 2 inches apart onto prepared pans. Flatten each slightly.

Bake 12 to 14 minutes, or until cookies are set. Cool on pans on wire racks for 5 minutes. Then transfer cookies to wire racks to cool completely.


Recipe slightly adapted from Martha Stewart.

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  1. Fragman Özet March 6, 2014 Reply

    Very nice site thank you

  2. JEP March 6, 2014 Reply

    Sound delicious:). Lots of some favorite ingredients!

  3. Sheri N. March 6, 2014 Reply

    This recipe looks scrumptious. However, hubby will not eat coconut. If I omit it, will I need to add something else for moisture? Thanks!

    • Author
      Jennifer McHenry March 6, 2014 Reply

      Hi, Sheri. My husband won’t eat coconut either. I think you’d be fine substituting more nuts or chocolate chips. You can add another tablespoon or two of brown sugar for some moisture.

  4. oooooh i love big, thick, sturdy cookies packed with good stuff!!!! these def. fit the bill-LOVE EM!

  5. Samantha Ho March 6, 2014 Reply

    These look delightful! Would love to know if they are the chewy type or the crunchy type of cookies?

    • Author
      Jennifer McHenry March 6, 2014 Reply

      Hi, Samantha. They are in the chewy category. All those nuts add a nice crunch, too!

  6. These cookies look so scrumptious!!

  7. vanillasugarblog March 6, 2014 Reply

    Almost all of Martha’s cookie recipes have never ever failed me.
    And you know I love thick/big cookies!

  8. Linda March 7, 2014 Reply

    These look amazing, Jennifer! All the great ingredients!! I adore coconut in anything but I know a few coconut haters… Can’t wait to make a batch or two to share!! Thanks!

  9. David @ Spiced March 7, 2014 Reply

    Anything with chocolate and coconut earns a special place in my recipe box! Thanks for sharing. :-)

  10. Ooo perfect to make for my best friend’s birthday! He loves chocolate, coconut, and cookies! Thanks for sharing!

  11. Joanne March 8, 2014 Reply

    I love all these mix-ins! And triple chocolate is just so much better than double chocolate.

  12. Becky McMillan March 23, 2014 Reply

    Made these cookies yesterday. Probably the best cookies I have ever made or eaten.

  13. Jeanette May 23, 2014 Reply

    These cookies were excellent, nice and chewy with good coconut flavor and crunch from the nuts.

    I never had hazelnuts so used all pecans.

    I needed a bit more flour than the recipe called for.

  14. Charla S. Bynum November 26, 2014 Reply

    All these Receipies sound so good. Yum

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