Small Recipes...Coconut Chocolate Chip Cookies

  This is supposed to be a small recipe from Taste of Home Cooking for One or Two!  I halved the recipe and got 8 large cookies.  Next time I will probably bake 4 in my toaster oven and freeze 4 dough balls to freeze and bake another day.
They spread a lot, so I would suggest baking on two quarter sheet pans or at least a 15” cookie sheet for all 8 of them.  I used a rounded size 50 scoop.
 I used an egg yolk instead of a half egg…my husband loves Coconut Macaroons, and I make them with egg whites left from other recipes; I’ll make some in a day or two, as the white keeps refrigerated several days.  When possible, this is how I cut a recipe that uses a half egg…much easier and no measuring and I actually have a use for the egg white that’s left.
There will be a next time…they are crisp and delicious and we had a hard time not eating them up in a day!
Top:  Creamed butter, sugar and egg yolk; dry ingredients in sifter.  
Cookies are actually too close together on the pan!  
     Coconut Chocolate Chip Cookies- Small Recipe        
1/4           cup  butter -- softened 
     3/8      cup  sugar 
  1             large  egg yolk -- or 1/2 beaten egg 
     1/4      teaspoon  coconut extract -- or vanilla extract 
     1/2      cup  plus 1 tablespoons all-purpose flour -- 2 3/4 ounces 
     1/4      teaspoon  baking soda 
     1/4      teaspoon  salt 
     1/2      cup  semisweet chocolate chips -- (3 ounces) 
     1/4      cup  sweetened shredded coconut -- (1 ounce) 

In a 1 quart bowl, cream butter and sugar. Beat in half egg or egg yolk and flavoring extract. Sift to combine the flour, baking soda and salt; add to the creamed mixture. Stir in chocolate chips and coconut.
Drop by rounded tablespoonfuls (a size 50 scoop) 2 in. apart onto ungreased or parchment-lined 15" baking sheet. Bake at 375° for 11-13 minutes or until golden brown. Remove to wire racks to cool.


  1. My husband loves chocolate chip, but not coconut. I love coconut but not chocolate chip. :)

  2. I love coconut in chocolate chip cookies.
    I even put coconut in my no-bake chocolate hay stack cookies.
    Face it, if it has coconut in it, I'll eat it.

  3. Made these and they are wonderful! Thank you for small recipes!

    1. We have had them again...we thought they were just right. I have also subbed in raisins for the chips for my husband, the not-so-much chocolate guy.


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