Butterscotch Coconut Cookies

Posted on May 23, 2012
Hi, Everybody! I hope you’re all having a great week! I’m so excited to share this recipe with you today, because it’s my new favorite cookie recipe! These Butterscotch Coconut Cookies are AMAZING! I don’t think I’ve ever made a cookie this good. It’s sweet and chewy and the butterscotch and coconut are so good together! If you’re looking for a new cookie recipe and have never made these before, you NEED to try them! The recipe comes from the Williams Sonoma Baking Book, which is one of my favorite baking cookbooks! Here’s the recipe for you…
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The Williams Sonoma Baking Book
*Makes 4 dozen cookies*

1 1/3 cups all-purpose flour
1/2 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp salt
1/2 cup sugar
1/2 cup packed light brown sugar
1/2 cup (1 stick) unsalted butter, softened
1 egg
1/2 tsp vanilla extract
1 1/2 cups sweetened shredded dried coconut
1 1/2 cups (9oz) butterscotch chips


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1. Sift together flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt in a small bowl. Next, in your electric mixer bowl, cream together butter, sugar, brown sugar, vanilla extract and egg, until you get a smooth, creamy mixture.


2. Slowly with the mixer running, begin adding the flour mixture to the butter mixture until it is well mixed. Then, add the coconut and butterscotch chips, mix well, wrap in plastic wrap and refrigerate for 20 minutes.


3. Preheat your oven to 325 deg F and line your baking sheets with parchment paper. Shape the dough into 1-inch balls (leave space in between the cookies on the baking sheet as they will spread out).  Bake for 15 minutes, or until the edges are nice and golden brown.


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Happy Baking, Everyone!

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  • Jane Craske May 24, 2012 at 11:17 am

    1 dozen and a good cup of tea right now please C:

    • Maria May 25, 2012 at 8:52 pm

      It was hard not eating a dozen!!! They were so good!

  • Cottage and Broome May 24, 2012 at 10:03 pm

    Two of my favorite flavors, they look wonderful! Thanks for sharing, Laura

    • Maria May 25, 2012 at 8:53 pm

      Thanks, Laura!

  • Anonymous May 25, 2012 at 7:14 am

    tecou mi sliny,dr

    • Maria May 25, 2012 at 8:52 pm


  • Kathy A Delightsome Life May 25, 2012 at 7:40 am

    Hello Maria,
    This looks and sounds amazing – my husband loves coconut and doesn’t like chocolate chip cookies – this could be just the perfect alternative – I am glad you stopped by that I might return the visit and become your newest follower!

    • Maria May 25, 2012 at 8:53 pm

      This is a great alternative to chocolate chip cookies! Thanks for stopping by, Kathy!

  • allisamazing May 25, 2012 at 9:18 am

    These sound delicious! I am going to have to try them 🙂 Thanks for stopping by my blog.

    • Maria May 25, 2012 at 8:54 pm

      Thank you!

  • Sheila Warren April 13, 2013 at 9:43 pm

    Very good cookies! I added nuts and yummie. Going to have to give some away so I do not eat them all.
    Thanks for sharing:)

  • katrina herceg November 8, 2013 at 1:01 pm

    Excellent texture and flavor layers. Great cookie 🙂

  • Sue April 12, 2016 at 6:25 pm

    Excellent cookies. I added pecans but otherwise made them exactly as the recipe is written.

    • ahomemadeliving April 17, 2016 at 10:34 am

      Hi Sue! Glad you enjoyed these cookies too! They are one of our favorites, and I just recently made them again too, with a few tweaks. Pecans sound delicious in these! Hope you have a wonderful rest of your weekend! 🙂

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