Chocolate coconut cookies are at home on any holiday cookie tray. Just try to resist all that flaky coconut!
Hello my fellow Chocolate Fanatics! I love my monthly visits to Food Fanatic. I get to show up and talk about my love for chocolate every month. This month is a chocolate lovers dream come true. The holidays mean chocolate is everywhere. That makes me super happy.
I'm partial to milk chocolate most of the time but for this recipe I went with dark chocolate. I thought it would compliment the cream cheese topping with coconut in it. It worked perfectly. I have to say I love the flavour combination of this cookie recipe.
Coconut is one of my favourite things in the world. It ranks up there with cherries, pistachios, and hazelnuts. (Some of which are featured in my new favorite cream cheese fudge recipe here on Food Fanatic!) We try to keep lots of coconut baking supplies on hand at all times. I really love having fresh coconut on hand as well. There is something about cracking open a coconut that takes me to my happy place.
For this recipe you are going to use flaked coconut. I'm sure you could substitute fresh if you like, but for me, I wanted to make this as easy as possible. If you dig toasted coconut that would be lovely with these cookies too.
You can use any kind of chocolate you prefer for this recipe.
The original recipe I adapted it from used semisweet chocolate. I happen to love semisweet chocolate for baking. However, I had made so many recipes using it lately that I wanted a change of pace.
I think this would be lovely if you used white chocolate in lieu of dark or semisweet. They would not only taste amazing but the presentation for the holidays with an all white cookie would be spectacular. It takes that song "I'm dreaming of a white Christmas" to whole new heights.
Be sure to whip up a batch of these today. You will not be disappointed. These will impress your family and friends in a big way. Be sure to sprinkle extra coconut for Santa Claus. I hear he really digs coconut. Funny, so do I.
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