Peanut Butter Coconut Cookies

These mildly sweet peanut butter cookies are rolled in coconut flakes and topped with a button of dark chocolate.

Peanut Butter Coconut Cookies

About This Recipe

Yield:makes 16 cookies
Active time:20 minutes
Total time:35 minutes
This recipe appears in: Cookie Monster: Peanut Butter Coconut Cookies


  • 1 cup all natural chunky peanut butter
  • 1/2 cup light brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 3/4 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 egg plus 1 egg white
  • 1/8 cup flour
  • 1/2 cup packed sweetened coconut flakes
  • 16 dark chocolate buttons


  1. 1

    In a large bowl, beat together peanut butter and brown sugar until creamy.

  2. 2

    Add baking soda and salt and beat until combined. Beat in vanilla extract and 1 egg.

  3. 3

    Mix in flour just until dough has formed. Cover dough with plastic wrap and let chill for 20 minutes in refrigerator.

  4. 4

    Preheat oven to 350°F. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.

  5. 5

    Place egg white in a shallow bowl and lightly beat until loose. Place coconut flakes in a separate shallow bowl.

  6. 6

    Roll dough into 1 inch balls. Dip the top of each ball in the egg white, then in coconut flakes. Place on baking sheet.

  7. 7

    Press one chocolate button into the center of each ball. Gently reshape cookie into a tight circle if it flattens out.

  8. 8

    Bake cookies until golden brown, about 12 minutes. Let cool completely on baking sheet before moving.

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