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Chewy Coconut Cookies and a Giveaway

photo of a stack of Chewy Coconut Cookies

I recently had a cup of Green Mountain Coffee’s Limited Edition Coconut Island coffee. I loved it. It was intensely coconut without tasting artificial. Images of fluffy coconut cupcakes and tropical beaches floated in my mind. Unfortunately, I didn’t have time to make coconut cupcakes or fly to a tropical island. But I did have time to make these chewy coconut cookies which went perfectly with the coconut flavored coffee.
photo of Chewy Coconut Cookies
It’s hard to tell from the photo, but K-Cups are quite pretty, with gold lettering to represent the limited edition status.

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Image Courtesy of Green Mountain Coffee

In addition to sharing my coconut cookie recipe, I’ve also been given an opportunity to give 5 lucky readers some Coconut Island K-Cups, details at the end of this post.
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These chewy coconut cookies have coconut extract and shredded coconut, giving them an extra coconut flavor boost. I love tasting the little shreds of coconut inside the cookie.
close-up photo of a stack of four Chewy Coconut Cookies

Now onto the giveaway. Five readers will each receive a 24 pack box of Green Mountain Coffee’s Limited Edition Coconut Island Coffee along with a coupon for 20% a Keurig Brewer. If you’ve been thinking of investing in a brewer or getting one as a gift, this coupon will definitely come in handy. I love my brewer. I don’t just use it for coffee. I use it to heat up water in less than a minute for tea, cup of noodles, etc. I also bought my mom one a gift for Christmas.
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To enter, leave a comment at the end of this post, telling me what is your favorite K-Cup flavor. (I’m always looking to try new ones!) Contest ends at 11:59PM PST on Thursday July 18, 2013. Please note, this contest is only open to US residents.

For additional entries:

1. Like this post on Facebook. Then leave a separate comment at the end of this blog post telling me you’ve done so. Make sure it is a separate comment from your first entry so that it is counted separately.

2. Follow me on Twitter and tweet the following message “Win Limited Edition Coconut Island K-Cups @kirbiecravings” Then leave a comment at the end of this blog post telling me you’ve done so and provide the link to your tweet. Make sure it is a separate comment from your first entry so that it is counted separately.

Good luck!

Chewy Coconut Cookies

Servings: 2 dozen
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 25 minutes
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
These chewy coconut cookies have coconut extract and shredded coconut, giving them an extra coconut flavor boost.


  • 2 3/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 cup butter softened
  • 1 1/2 cups white sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1 teaspoon coconut flavoring/extract
  • 1 cup shredded unsweetened coconut


  • Preheat oven to 350ยฐF. Line baking sheets with parchment paper. In a small bowl, stir together flour, baking soda, and baking powder. Set aside.
  • In a large bowl, cream together the butter and sugar until smooth. Beat in egg and coconut flavoring. Gradually blend in the flour mixture until dough is formed. Add shredded coconut on low speed until incorporated. Roll dough into balls about 1 1/2 inch in diameter and place onto ungreased cookie sheets lined with parchment paper about 2 inches apart. Press down with palm to flatten dough so that they form round discs. Make sure edges are not cracked. If they get cracked from pressure of pressing down, smooth the round edges with your finger.
  • Bake 10 minutes in the preheated oven, until cookies are set and starting to slightly turn golden brown around the edges. Cookies will initially be puffy, but will flatten once cooled. Let cookies cool before removing from baking sheet.

The nutrition information provided are only estimates based on an online nutritional calculator. I am not a certified nutritionist. Please consult a professional nutritionist or doctor for accurate information and any dietary restrictions and concerns you may have.

Did you make this recipe?I'd love to see it! Mention @KirbieCravings and tag #kirbiecravings!

45 comments on “Chewy Coconut Cookies and a Giveaway”

  1. We have a Keurig at work, and so far my favorite is either the Mocha Nut Fudge from Green Mountain, or Wolfgang Puck makes a caramel creme flavor. I think the coconut sounds great!

  2. I don’t have a Keurig, so unfortunately, I don’t have a favorite flavor! I’m sure I’d enjoy something with caramel in it though.

  3. My favorite is Blueberry flavor

  4. I like this post on Facebook as Elena Istomina

  5. I like the Gloria Jean’s butter toffee!

  6. I liked you on FB!

  7. I absolutely love the Barista Prima Italian roast…it’s so bold and wonderful! ๐Ÿ™‚

  8. I have liked your post on Facebook!

  9. Starbucks blonde for a lighter flavor ๐Ÿ™‚

  10. I have liked you on FB and checked settings; all updates

  11. I don’t own a Keurig yet hoping to get one , but I love coffee and like the idea of brewing just my one cup of joe any flavor

  12. I’d like to try the coconut flavor. I LOVE coconut.

  13. I have not tried any of their flavors, but I would probably like anything with mocha in it.

  14. i love coconut anything! thats great that there are so many coffee flavors available for the keurig.

    Just tweeted, would love some coconut coffee and may be making those cookies tonight!

  16. Erm, as far as my favorite flavor… probably the dark chocolate mocha ones. They’re quite fantastic ^^

  17. I absolutely adored my Keurig machine. Our first model served us for a loyal four years before tragically departing from this world (may he rest in peace). It’s been a while since we’ve been without it and we desperately want to rekindle our Keurig love and enjoy our favorite coffees again, but there always seems to be some expense that gets in the way and makes our goal a little further to reach. Nothing tastes quite as good or delivers quite as convenient a cup of coffee like a good k cup, am I right? My favorite Green Mountain brand k cup used to be the donut shop flavor. Thinking about it now gives me the warm and fuzzy feelings one might relate to thinking back on fond holiday memories. -swoon- It’s just the right amount of caffeine, body and flavor to be enjoyed by most everyone’s distinguished palettes so it’s a great coffee to have on hand for guest. Also, you can’t beat the spiced chai, hot apple cider and hot cocoa k cups. They are simply too delicious!

  18. I’ve ‘liked’ you on Facebook!

  19. caramel drizzle

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  20. liked post on facebook

  21. I love the Green Mountain Wild Mountain Blueberry k-cups!

  22. I like this giveaway on Facebook (FB name: Madeline Brubaker).

  23. my favorite is starbucks’ pike place roast!

  24. I’ve liked your facebook post ๐Ÿ™‚

  25. I tried the french toast flavor from green mountain coffee, so good!

  26. I liked you and the post on facebook!!

  27. I have too many favorite flavors..I just love coffee in general! ๐Ÿ˜‰

  28. Creme caramel

  29. I liked the post on fb

  30. Yay coconut! I tried these is a sampler pack that I got and put vanilla almond milk in it. Delicious!!

  31. Caramel Vanilla Cream Coffee is one of my favorites.

  32. I have lots of favorites- I really love the Hot Cocoa ones the best! The island coconut ones sound awesome! I would make some almond cookies to go with it! Thanks for the giveaway ๐Ÿ™‚

  33. I liked your post on FB, Lynn Bulk

  34. I love the Green Mt Hazelnut Coffee! It reminds me of growing up back East!

  35. I like their organic espresso roast

  36. island coconut yummy

  37. What if I don’t have coconut extract/flavouring?ย 

  38. These coconut cookies look absolutely delightful! I bought quite a few bags of shredded coconut on impulse and have been looking for a simple and sweet recipe to use up the coconut! I do have a question though, how many cookies does this recipe yield? I may have been blind and missed where you mentioned it!

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