Brown Butter Toasted Coconut Dark Chocolate Chip Cookies

Brown Butter Toasted Coconut Dark Chocolate Cookies
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Brown butter toasted coconut dark chocolate chip cookies….that is a mouthful! I have made a lot of sweet treats with brown butter before.  Everything from cookies, crisps, bars, frosting and cakes. However, this little gem (that word is for you bestie) of a recipe might be my favorite. It the perfect balance of nutty brown butter, toasty coconut and rich dark chocolate. It’s a party in your mouth. A crunchy brown butter cookie party in your mouth.


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Brown Butter Toasted Coconut Dark Chocolate Chip Cookies

Yield: 2 dozen cookies

Prep Time: 25 minutes

Cook Time: 10 -12 minutes

Total Time: 35 - 40 minutes


1 cup unsalted butter - melted and browned to about 3/4 cup butter
1 cup granulated sugar
3/4 cup brown sugar
1 tablespoon pure vanilla extract
2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
3/4 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 to 3/4 teaspoon salt (depending on how salty you like things)
1 large egg
1 large egg yolk
1/4 cup toasted coconut (I used unsweetened, but sweetened will work as well)
1 cup dark chocolate chunks or chips

Source: Joy the Baker


Place a rack in the center and upper third of the oven and preheat to 350 degrees F. Line two baking sheets with parchment paper. On one baking sheet, spread out shredded coconut. Toast coconut for about 5 minutes, until browned and fragrant. Remove from the oven, place in a small bowl and let cool.

Melt butter in a medium saucepan over medium heat. The butter will begin to foam and crackle. That’s a great sign. That means that the water is evaporating from the butter. Once the crackling subsides, keep an eye on the butter. The butter solids will begin to brown. You’ll smell the butter as it browns. Once well browned, immediately remove the butter from the flame and place in a small bowl. Removing the butter from the pan will ensure that it doesn’t continue to cook and burn in the hot pan. Allow the butter to cool for a few moments.

In a medium bowl, whisk together flour, baking soda and salt. Set aside.

In the bowl of an electric stand mixer, fitted with a paddle attachment, measure granulated and brown sugar. Add the brown butter and beat together, on medium speed, for about 2 minutes. The sugar may still look grainy. That’s ok.

Add the egg and egg yolk and beat on medium speed for 2 minutes. The mixture should become silky smooth. Add vanilla extract and beat.

With mixer on low speed, add the dry ingredients. Beat until just incorporated. Remove the bowl from the mixer and use a spatula to fold in the toasted coconut and chocolate chips. Dough will be thick.

Cookies can be baked immediately, or the dough can be left in the refrigerator to chill for 30 minutes.

Spoon balls by the tablespoonful onto the prepared baking sheets. Bake for 10 to 12 minutes, until golden brown but still slightly soft in the center. Remove from the oven. Allow the cookies to cool on the pan for 5 minutes, before removing to a wire rack to cool completely.

Store cookies in an airtight container until you can’t help but eat them all. Delicious.

Makes just over 2 dozen cookies

20 Responses to “Brown Butter Toasted Coconut Dark Chocolate Chip Cookies”

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    Lisa @ Sweet as Sugar Cookies — April 27, 2011 at 9:13 pm

    Those may be the most flavorful chocolate chip cookies ever. With all that browned butter and toasted coconut they can’t be anything but scrumptious.

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    Erica — April 27, 2011 at 9:38 pm

    mmm I’m always looking for new cookie recipes to try 🙂 These look perfect. Nice and thick. Coconut and chocolate go awesome together

  3. #
    Blond Duck — April 27, 2011 at 10:55 pm

    Sweet wounded wuffles.

  4. #
    EmandM — April 27, 2011 at 11:40 pm

    Cookies! Who can resist! =) Looks so good!

  5. #
    Faith — April 28, 2011 at 1:15 pm

    Can’t go wrong with browned butter and chocolate chippers…these look fantastic!

  6. #
    Rachel @ Rachel's Recipe Reviews — April 28, 2011 at 1:16 pm

    These look great! I almost always fail at browning butter, but I think these are worth giving it another go 😉

  7. #
    Joanne — April 28, 2011 at 4:09 pm

    I really need to get on the brown butter bandwagon because I feel like I’m missing out on so many goodies! These sound amazing!

  8. #
    Tracey@Tangled Noodle — April 28, 2011 at 4:27 pm

    Honestly, I lingered over the name of these cookies, savoring every sweet, rich word! There is something about it that makes me warm all over. Such marvelous flavors in one cookie (well, I probably can’t eat just one…)

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    Evan @swEEts — April 28, 2011 at 5:50 pm

    I’m a huge brown butter fan and in a chocolate chip cookie? Fabulous. I am bookmarking this to make very very soon 🙂

  10. #
    sheila @ Elements — April 28, 2011 at 8:11 pm

    I’ve just gotta make me some!! They look so good!! I’m out of chocolate chips though. 🙁

  11. #
    Heather @girlichef — April 28, 2011 at 10:22 pm

    You had me at Brown Butter!! One of my favorite taste sensations. These look gorgeous and I wish I could reach in and grab one. Two. Okay, five.

  12. #
    Jen @ My Kitchen Addiction — April 29, 2011 at 3:07 am

    Oh yum! I just love brown butter in cookies. The coconut and dark chocolate chips sound just perfect, too.

  13. #
    grace — April 29, 2011 at 6:35 am

    by browning the butter and toasting the coconut, you’re adding SO much flavor. excellent cookies.

  14. #
    julia — April 29, 2011 at 2:27 pm

    This is a SERIOUS party in your mouth! Need to make these, STAT!

  15. #
    Kerstin — April 30, 2011 at 3:56 am

    I love the browned butter in these, I need to do that more often with cookies! Wish I had one of these right now 🙂

  16. #
    Dan — May 2, 2011 at 3:04 pm

    I’m feeling my arteries happily clog up.

  17. #
    Feast on the Cheap — May 2, 2011 at 10:02 pm

    Yum, these look so fluffy and soft!

  18. #
    Megan'sCookin' — May 2, 2011 at 11:56 pm

    Those cookies look perfect! I love coconut and dark chocolate!

  19. #
    Winnie — May 5, 2011 at 1:36 am

    These look extremely delicious!


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