105 responses

  1. Jen
    March 25, 2013

    Ahh man I wish my husband liked coconut these look amazing!

    • emi
      April 5, 2013

      haha you need to make them for yourself then!
      or, just leave the shredded coconut out! the coconut oil doesn’t leave too strong a taste!

    • Helen Paus Nutrition
      April 19, 2013

      Agree with Emi. The coconut oil won’t leave a coconut flavor. In fact, you won’t even know it’s in there. Just leave out the shredded coconut and never know the difference.

    • Lori C.
      June 5, 2013

      mmmm, I’d split the batch. 1/2 with coconut, 1/2 without!
      You’d be guaranteed to get some cookies that way!!

  2. Who is Thinkerbelle?
    March 25, 2013

    this makes me look soooooooo hungry :S

  3. Alice
    March 25, 2013

    Oh my goodness, I vote for coconut and chocolate chips in everything! x

    • emi
      April 5, 2013

      haha, i second that vote. it would make everything better!

  4. Care
    March 25, 2013

    Making these TODAY! Deliciously genius!

  5. Ann Bates
    March 25, 2013

    So, did you also put coconut flakes in it? These look SO yummy!

    • emi
      March 25, 2013

      haha, yes! i just added it- somehow didn’t type that part out! xo

  6. Recently Roached
    March 25, 2013

    You had me at coconut.
    NOM.

  7. Valerie Price
    March 25, 2013

    Oh my, this looks so amazing! Thanks for sharing the recipe…I definitely want to try this out!

  8. Lacey at Sunny + Turquoise
    March 25, 2013

    HOLY CRAP. Making tonight. I’m an addict of all things sweet so this is lovely. Thanks for sharing girl!

    • emi
      March 28, 2013

      haha, glad to know i’m not the only sweets addict out there! hope they turned out for you! xo

  9. Simply Evani
    March 25, 2013

    Wow what a recipe! I’m not a huge coconut fan but I know some people who would love some of these!!

    • emi
      March 28, 2013

      Good! Yes they are great to share! Also, you don’t have to put the coconut flakes in them, and can just make them normally since you can’t taste the coconut oil {but it makes them healthier!} xo

  10. Julie
    March 27, 2013

    Well, if the dough (of which I’ve eaten probably half a cup already) is any indication. These are a winner. Thanks for the great recipe.

    • emi
      March 28, 2013

      Haha, I love that. Hope they turned out great! The dough is always the best indicator..xo

  11. Jess
    March 28, 2013

    These look SO great!! Did you use sweetened coconut flakes? And did you melt the coconut oil first? I can’t wait to make these!

    • emi
      March 28, 2013

      they ARE so good! i need to make them again tonight, haha.
      yes i used sweetened coconut flakes, but you could use either!
      i did not melt the coconut oil, just mixed it in which gives it the best texture!
      hope you enjoy them! XO

  12. Jen
    March 29, 2013

    I am making these tonight. They look so yummy. Can’t wait!
    Jen

  13. Nicole Ariel
    April 1, 2013

    I just made these and I’m amazed at how well they hold together without butter ect. I did put a little too much coconut in though making my dough kinda dry but they still came out moist and chewy! LOVE this recipe!

    • emi
      April 2, 2013

      i’m so glad they turned out! we LOVE them and can’t stop making them. good to know about the coconut, i’ll make sure to note in the recipe not to put too many flakes in! XOXO

  14. …………………… Brittany & Jeff
    April 2, 2013

    I want to make these for tonight but don’t have coconut oil on hand! Can I use olive oil instead, or no?

    • emi
      April 2, 2013

      hi! hmm i wouldn’t use olive oil, but you could use butter or canola//vegetable oil!

    • …………………… Brittany & Jeff
      April 22, 2013

      Made them with butter, and they were so amazing! Can’t wait to try them with coconut oil! Thanks for sharing!! :)

    • emily
      May 11, 2013

      How much butter did you use? I don’t have any coconut oil either…

    • emi
      May 13, 2013

      the exact same substitution, 1/2 cup butter! so one stick. hope you make them & enjoy!

  15. carissa36
    April 3, 2013

    I just made these and they are tasty! Not a very strong coconut taste (even with the sweetened flakes), but still super tasty!! First thing I’ve ever made with my coconut oil!

    • emi
      April 5, 2013

      i’m glad you made them! yes– i like how the coconut taste is subtle, but the flakes add texture and a hint of coconut, and then the oil makes them healthier and smoother! glad you used your coconut oil, now you will have to start substituting it all the time! i have some yummy dark chocolate cookies to post this week using coco oil! XO

  16. Kristin Baird
    April 5, 2013

    Oh WOW! I saw these on Pinterest and ran to the kitchen to make them. I am enjoying the first one now and all I can say is “SO GOOD!!!” I can’t wait to share this recipe with my friends! My only addition was to put Craisens in and trust me, it was a good move. Well done on the recipe!

    • emi
      April 5, 2013

      yay! so happy you made them & like them! craisins…that is brilliant! now i have to try that too! XOXO

  17. Tonya
    April 9, 2013

    I’m wanting to try these tonight, do you think I could substitute wheat flour for the white? Would I need to cook them for a shorter amount of time? THey look amazing!

    • emi
      April 10, 2013

      Hi! Okay we’ve made them with whole wheat flour, they are not the same texture, but still yummy! i use whole wheat flour in lots of recipes, but this one is definitely best with all-purpose flour…and my husband agrees hehe! either will work though!

    • Tonya
      April 18, 2013

      Thank you!! Good to know. ;)

  18. emi
    April 9, 2013

    Hi! Okay we’ve made them with whole wheat flour, they are not the same texture, but still yummy! i use whole wheat flour in lots of recipes, but this one is definitely best with all-purpose flour…and my husband agrees hehe! either will work though!

  19. Cara Dee
    April 10, 2013

    I just made these cookies, with a little twist, and they were delicious! I didn’t have shredded coconut ( :( I love coconut), so I added two spoonfuls of Nutella, 1/2c marshmallow bits, and 1/2c graham cracker crust. They turned out perfect, this recipe is a really great base for baking challenged people like myself, to get a little creative. Thanks for the recipe!

    • emi
      April 10, 2013

      YUM! i love the things you added. i agree, they are a great base to work with, and you can add all different things! we have added toffee chips before too and they were amazing! thanks for your tips..xo

  20. Nicc
    April 10, 2013

    ok this may sound silly but do I melt the coconut oil?

    • emi
      April 12, 2013

      not silly at all! you can melt coconut oil for some recipes, but for these i don’t melt it because it makes them fluffier..i just beat it with a mixer so it all comes together!

  21. Shara
    April 12, 2013

    About how many does this recipe make? Sounds so yummmmm

    • emi
      April 12, 2013

      it makes about 35-40!

  22. Shannon
    April 12, 2013

    My 4 year and I just made these and they are delicious! I only had wheat flour so used that and still turned out great! Thanks for sharing!

  23. Melissa
    April 15, 2013

    Mmmm Mmmmm! Delicious! Thanks for posting!

  24. Jen
    April 15, 2013

    Do you ever toast the coconut before you put it in the mix? Would that help bring out more coconut flavor if you are looking for more? I am so going to make these and surprise my hubby, he loves coconut! Thanks!

    • emi
      April 16, 2013

      hi! i haven’t toasted the coconut before, but that could bring out more flavor! we use the costco coconut oil and you can still taste the coconut in them..especially if you undercook them a little, then let them cool- they stay so soft and the flavor of coconut is stronger!! xo

  25. mbehm
    April 16, 2013

    Can I substitute coconut cream for the coconut oil?

    • emi
      April 17, 2013

      hi! so just the coconut oil works as a substitute for butter..the cream wouldn’t have the same baking properties so they wouldn’t turn out the same!

  26. Julie Reid
    April 20, 2013

    Just ate my first cookie. Delicious! I made one substitution: I used coconut sugar in place of brown sugar. I can’t speak to how that changes the recipe, but they are really, really good. I also made my cookies about a teaspoon in size, so I made 80 total. Now I feel less guilty eating multiples. Very thankful that dough is calorie free.

    • emi
      April 23, 2013

      coconut sugar-awesome! thanks for the tip. also, glad you agree that when you’re eating the dough, the calories don’t count! :) xo

  27. Alicia
    April 21, 2013

    When I first made these, they turned out very flat. I would suggest refrigerating the dough for at least 20 minutes or so, and also making the cookies pretty small. After a few trial and error, they turned out normal. They are very delicious!

  28. chelsea
    April 23, 2013

    I made these last night – instant hit! I added more chocolate chips (my fav) and then froze them over night. Oh my gosh. Best breakfast ever! Already passing out the link recipe at work

    • emi
      April 26, 2013

      great idea to freeze them over night for breakfast! :) love it. glad you’re sharing the recipe! now you made me crave them all over again, haha might have to make them tonight! XO

  29. Kari
    April 28, 2013

    yum, saw these on pinterest… just made them – WINNING! thanks for sharing.

  30. Mary
    May 1, 2013

    This is a really dumb question – but where do you buy coconut oil?

    • emi
      May 1, 2013

      not a dumb question! i buy mine at costco in a huge tub..you can also get it at trader joe’s, whole foods, and lots of other small grocery stores in the baking aisle! hope that helps! xo

    • Angela Stone
      June 5, 2013

      AND if you decide you would like to start using more coconut oil, Vitacost.com sells a 54-oz. tub for $21!

  31. Robyn Wagner
    May 1, 2013

    Simple to make and delicious!

  32. DallasJenn
    May 6, 2013

    My batch is just out of the oven and they are amazing! I used 1 C whole wheat flour and 3/4 C all purpose flour and I love the taste/texture. I can’t believe I’m saying this, but I think there are a few too many chocolate chips. It was tricky to get them to stay in the mixture when I was trying to make the little balls. I didn’t have a little scoop so was making the balls by hand and the chocolate chips were jumping out everywhere!

  33. Mamun
    May 21, 2013

    You can read more about how coconut oil is different from other matrials on their website Coconut Oil Based in Oxfordshire, Eden of Essence provide pure organic extra virgin coconut oil to a range of wholesalers and health food shops across the UK. Buy online or call 0800 458 2928.

  34. Nancy
    May 25, 2013

    These cookies are as delicious as the standard chocolate cookie recipe. I did refrigerate the dough for about an hour, and did not use the coconut flakes. I am very grateful for a recipe that does not require butter.

    • emi
      May 27, 2013

      so happy you like them! XO

  35. zeebaby
    May 27, 2013

    Will extra virgin coconut oil be okay?

    • emi
      May 27, 2013

      yes! that’s what i use! xoxo

  36. Honeyds21
    May 29, 2013

    I was wondering if its possible to use Almond meal/flour instead of the all purpose flour?

    • emi
      May 30, 2013

      hi! i’m not sure, because i have never tried that…but you could look here, to see how substitution works! http://www.sheknows.com/food-and-recipes/articles/3520/cooking-with-almond-flour

    • Honeyds21
      June 1, 2013

      I just made these last night with the same about of Almond meal substituted for the all purpose flour. They were excellent!! Thank you for a delicious cookie recipe :)

    • Angela Stone
      June 5, 2013

      thanks, Honeyds21 – I was wondering how to make it a GF recipe myself!

  37. MIESHA CARR
    June 2, 2013

    These were a delight. I just finished baking them OMG!!!! Thanks.

  38. dnaexpert
    June 5, 2013

    Do you melt the coconut oil down to measure or do you just scoop out a 1/2 cup of coconut oil into a measuring cup??

    • emi
      June 5, 2013

      Hi! I don’t melt it down, just scoop it out so that the texture is creamier! Xo

  39. Amanda
    June 10, 2013

    I have made these cookies 4 times in the past week. They are the best chocolate chip cookies I have ever baked! (And I’ve tried a lot of recipes!) Definitely use the shredded coconut- so delicious!

  40. foodyschmoody
    June 10, 2013

    made these today and put up pics on my blog. Of course referred back to your site as the original recipe. They were super. Just the right amount of coconut, not too overpowering. thanks for sharing. Next time I’ll add the shredded.

  41. Nancy Koehler
    June 12, 2013

    These are delicious! Made half with half without coconut so everyone got what they wanted. I however, wanted both!! So yummy!

  42. Kendra F.
    June 14, 2013

    Is the recipe correct with 12 oz( a whole bag) of chocolate chips? I just made a batch, and the chips over take the dough.

  43. Amanda
    June 14, 2013

    I just made these cookies and they are delicious! Even my 3 1/2 yr old thinks so! :) I think next time I will do less chocolate chips and more coconut (I used 1 1/2 cups coconut).

  44. Samantha Frampton
    June 16, 2013

    I just made these… Amazing! I couldn’t get the sugar, oil + eggs to get fluffy but it didn’t matter. Turned out amazing. So delish!

  45. jennifer
    June 16, 2013

    I made these for my husband for father’s day. I served them as ice cream sandwiches,with a little vanilla ice cream and some caramel for glue. :)
    They were a BIG hit! Thank you!!

  46. Daria Ferri
    June 18, 2013

    My coconut oil is liquid. Do I use the same amount liquid as solid?

    • emi
      June 18, 2013

      yes!

  47. Colee
    June 18, 2013

    Thank you from the bottom of my lactose intolerant heart! <3

  48. Brittany Raquel
    June 23, 2013

    I just made these and am currently in foodie heaven! I toasted the coconut, added walnuts and did half white and half semi sweet choco chips. Yum!

  49. Heidi Schatze
    June 26, 2013

    Ummm…these are AMAZING! I made them gluten free with agave instead of sugar for my mom’s special diet and posted the recipe here with a link back to your site: http://heidischatze.blogspot.com/2013/06/gluten-free-chocolate-chip-coconut.html

    Thanks for the deliciousness!

  50. Ellen S
    July 7, 2013

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  51. Ellen S
    July 7, 2013

    Just made some of these and I added toasted almonds! Hubby loved them! These are a keeper. (Edited for spelling)

  52. Be Norwex Clean
    July 12, 2013

    I am loving all the things I can use coconut oil for! I have been researching the positive benefits of coconut oil and have been using it almost daily in my cooking. It truly is a miracle food! When I came upon this recipe on Pinterest, I just had to try it. Chocolate and coconut are two of my favorite things! I was amazed at the outcome!! I seriously could have eaten the whole bowl of dough myself! The cookies turned out wonderful! Soft, chewy and delicious! The kids and I loved them. I may start swapping coconut oil for butter in more recipes. Thank you for sharing, I will be making these again and again!

  53. Kelsey
    August 9, 2013

    I love you in the face!!!!!!!

  54. Unknown
    August 13, 2013

    I love how these cookies don’t have butter in them. I’m too scared to waste a whole batch of dough and try coconut oil, I know this one can do it though! Do you feel like a lot of cookie recipes can be replaced with coconut oil? Thanks so much, excited to try it sometime.
    Chanel

  55. Octavia Fix
    August 22, 2013

    I made these just now and they are simply amazing! My husband can’t stop eating them he’s had 4!

  56. Jeff
    October 30, 2013

    I’ve been making these and I make them into bars instead of cookies. Question, what cld I use in place of sugar???

    • emi
      October 31, 2013

      Hi Jeff! Yum- bars sound good! Sometimes we make them in cupcake tins and that is yummy too. As for the sugar, you could use coconut sugar, or honey…but it may change the texture and taste a lot. If you try, let me know how they are!

  57. still gardening…
    December 11, 2013

    Just made these! The batter alone was to die for! Yummo!!!

  58. Will.Never.Understand.Men
    January 9, 2014

    can you substitute coconut sugar for brown sugar to make it even healthier?

    • emi
      January 9, 2014

      i’ve never tried, but someone in the comments did that and said they loved them!
      let me know if you try! XO

  59. Hannah Geyer
    January 28, 2014

    What is the difference in the recipe for those of us who are at high altitude?
    Thanks

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  64. Ali’s Little Delights
    January 18, 2015

    Emi, I made these tonight and they are unreal! Your recipes are always my favorite!! Xoxo

  65. Mohamed Adawi
    February 11, 2015
  66. Claire
    March 11, 2015

    yummy very tempting these cookies. I think I will try them with coconut nectar instead of sugar

  67. Anne
    March 24, 2015

    I know this post is a few years old, but I made these for the second time this evening and just have to say that they are fabulous! The first time I made them, they didn’t spread much while baking, leaving them a little too round for my taste. This time, I added an extra spoonful of coconut oil and they were perfect. I also subbed almond extract for the vanilla and sprinkled fleur del sel on top. It’s like an almond joy in cookie form. Thanks for sharing this gem!

    • emi
      March 24, 2015

      YUM! i love your additions and need to try those now! :)

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