Coconut Butter Cookies

These delicious coconuty cookies are crisp at the edges, and perfectly chewy in the middle. Anyone who likes the aroma and taste of coconut is sure to love these buttery, and easy to make cookies.

  • 150 g Butter, at room temperature
  • 50 g Sugar
  • 90 g Eggs
  • 50 g All-purpose flour
  • 30 g Potato starch
  • 170 g Dried coconut shreds

  1. Beat butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Gradually add in eggs and continue beating until well-mixed.
  2. Sift in the flour and potato starch and mix. Add in 160 grams of coconut shreds and mix until just combined. Wrap and chill the mixture for 1-2 hours.
  3. Shape the mixture into 27-30 small balls and place on a baking tray lined with baking paper. Sprinkle the top with the rest of coconut shreds.
  4. Bake in a preheated 180C/350F oven for about 22-25 minutes until lightly golden brown.


nora@ffr 29/12/09 20:58

Mmmm, tummies are rumbling for these! They sound addictive angie!! coconut is something i adore :)nice pics as usual!

Unknown 29/12/09 21:41

coconut butter cookies looks so perfect ...yummy and so crunchy!!..

Namitha 29/12/09 21:50

That looks crunchy munchy..perfectly baked cookies..Loved the first click :-)

Unknown 29/12/09 21:58

How wonderful, i love coconut. The texture looks fabulous! The ingredients here are very similar to american coconut macaroons except for the potato starch. I wonder how that effects it.

Saju Sharfu 29/12/09 22:03

they looks sooo good..i have to try them soon..

Catherine 29/12/09 22:21

Oh my Lord, these look scrumptious! Everything a cookie should be- mouthwatering & coconut!
I will definately be trying this!
Hope you had a wonderful holiday and a happy New Year!

Erica 29/12/09 22:40

Wow! I love coconut! I should move to your house :)but, I will be fat!

Anonymous 29/12/09 22:54

superb!looks damn neat

Vrinda 29/12/09 23:24

Buttery crunchy cookies...yummm

Chef E 29/12/09 23:25

Darn girl, another recipe for me to send to my baker friend in Texas! These look fabulous...

chow and chatter 29/12/09 23:54

wow awesome soft and coconutty!!

Donna-FFW 29/12/09 23:58

Coconut macaroons are one of my favorites.. I am sure I would love these. Love the toasted coconut on top!

Priya Suresh 30/12/09 00:28

Wow such a gorgeous cookies...lipsmacking..

tracieMoo 30/12/09 02:09

Mum has been dying for thesee.. she kept asking me to do it and I keep saying I've got no time, and you posted it!! haha.. They look really cute. I'm sure the fragrant of freshly baked coconut cookies are irresistible!

Christo Gonzales 30/12/09 02:15

coconut and butter - you can just give it to me just like that - these look so golden and perfect!

theUngourmet 30/12/09 02:16

I love simple cookies like this. Not too sweet and just the perfect size! Yummy!

Elin Chia 30/12/09 02:49

Hi Angie...this is a great cookie recipe. Can imagine how fragrant it will be while baking and needless to say, I can imagine the taste too. Yumm yumm. I have a long list to try out from your blog :))) Thanks Angie and wishing you a blessed and a Happy New Year! A New year with lots of nice goodies from you :p Have a wonderful holidays too!

Reeni 30/12/09 03:53

I tried to make coconut macaroons and they were a flop! These look so good Angie, I will have to try them next time.

Zurin 30/12/09 04:52

I don't normally like chewy cookies but these look to die for! im making some. :)) thanx for the recipe.

Unknown 30/12/09 05:21

Looks fantastic, beautiful photos.

Tina 30/12/09 05:34

Crunchy and buttery cookies...

Bob 30/12/09 06:22

Nice, soft coconut cookies are the bomb.

Anonymous 30/12/09 09:36


The shred coconut that you used ... is it the dried dessicated coconut ?


Sophie 30/12/09 10:45

Georgous, georgous, georgous, angie!!

Lovely, lovely, lovely!!!

I wish you a happy & fun 2010!!!

Trissa 30/12/09 11:01

I just discovered your blog recently and will definitely be back... you cook lots of things that appeal to my tastebuds!

Cooking Gallery 30/12/09 11:05

Beautiful pictures and the cookies look so soft inside (something that I like from cookies, don't really like crunchy ones).

Katy ~ 30/12/09 11:29

Angie, these are golden globes of temptation! Oh my, these are lovely, and I am sure, equally as delicious. Well done!!

My Little Space 30/12/09 12:27

How can I resist the flavour of coconut! Those tiny little things just look so tempting. Can almost smell it over here. yummmm....

A Full-Timed Housefly 30/12/09 13:20

I can smell the aroma of coconut from here in Singapore...... happy and healthy 2010 Angie !

wenn 30/12/09 14:19

wow, i love that. Happy 2010!

Sarah Naveen 30/12/09 15:13

Oh My...what a beauty they are!!!!Terrific and yummy

Cheah 30/12/09 16:54

My, my, those cookies sure look lovely, can make do with some for CNY

Tasty Eats At Home 30/12/09 17:02

I can imagine tasting these right now...coconut is one of my favorite flavors. Yum.

Pei-Lin 30/12/09 19:12

Angie, the cookies look very decadent! Thanks for sharing! I hope I can find sometime to try them later on ... Too bad, no one here appreciates chewy, soft cookies except me ...



Angie's Recipes 30/12/09 20:45

Wish you all a prosperous and successful 2010!
@Chris: yes, I used the dried one to make these cookies.

Ju (The Little Teochew) 31/12/09 04:08

Angie, I missed reading your blog! What golden and delicious looking cookies! Wishing you and your family a wonderful, happy and healthy 2010!

Nammi 31/12/09 09:10

yumm that looks lovely, can i use fresh coconut instead of dried? Happy new year , hope you have a lovely year ahead

noobcook 31/12/09 09:17

They are such cute looking nibbles! Happy 2010! :)

TasteHongKong 31/12/09 09:21

So 'cheerful' are these cookies. Angie, Happy and healthy year 2010 to you too.

my kitchen 31/12/09 13:22

My favorite one,looks fantastic.Wishing you and your family a very happy and prosperous New Year dear:)

Ivy 31/12/09 13:37

Your cookies look so good and I love coconut. Where do you get potato starch from? Mest best wishes to you and your family for the New Year.

ann low 31/12/09 16:09

Hello Angie,
Happy New year and wishing you & your family all the best for the coming year.

MaryMoh 31/12/09 16:49

I love everything with coconut. These biscuits looks gorgeous and delicious....mmmm. Happy New Year, Angie!

Unknown 31/12/09 21:03

wish u & ur family a happy & prosperous New Year!!

pigpigscorner 31/12/09 22:33

oh the texture! happy New Year!

Beachlover 1/1/10 00:40

oh!! love your coconut cookies!! Happy New Year to you and family:-)......

Anonymous 1/1/10 01:35

Lovely cookies! Wishing you a very happy new year :)

Selba 1/1/10 02:56

The cookies pic looks so good!

Happy New Year 2010 :)

Fresh Local and Best 1/1/10 05:12

These cookies look yummy! They're very similar to American macaroons.

sophia 1/1/10 06:44

Those looks super super super amazing! So adorable, too!

Happy, happy, muy happy New Year!

petite nyonya 1/1/10 12:38

Happy New Year and best wishes to you , Angie!

tasteofbeirut 1/1/10 14:04

The photos do them justice. They look so yummy, I just happen to have some leftover coconut in the pantry, I might just make them!

lisaiscooking 2/1/10 18:11

These are so cute, and I bet they disappear fast!

Passionate About Baking 4/1/10 02:30

Hi Angie,
Happy new year to you!
Your coconut butter cookies looks like one I will like. Since I've started baking, I've come to like anything coconut. I'll try out this recipe. Thanks for sharing. I love all your posts. Thanks!

The Duo Dishes 7/1/10 05:54

Love the look of these. They seem all crispy until you get to the middle. Perfect.

Duchess of Tea 7/1/10 07:16

Angie darling I just ate and now I am hungry again. I love coconut and these look heavenly scrumptious. I should try them, I know I will make a mess of them, at least it is worth the try...will let you know if I do. Darling, did you enjoy yourself during this hectic holiday season? Was Father Christmas nice to you? I wish you a healthy, happy and successful 2010.

Love & Hugs

Carrie 8/1/10 08:39

I've completely been on a coconut kick lately, pineapple coconut curry, macaroons, you name it. Excited for this recipe, and keep it up at Foodista! (I'm one of their trusty interns.)

Tangled Noodle 13/1/10 03:05

I've turned into such a coconut fan so these coconut butter cookies are just perfect!

WendyinKK 26/1/10 17:32

Wow... so golden and pretty, and I can feel myself biting them off the screen
Yum Yum.

Ms. Sunshinenvy 27/1/10 04:17

Ooh, those are my favorites!!! Yummmm...!!!


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