Two Peas and Their Pod

Coconut White Chocolate Chunk Cookies

Last weekend we finished building our patio and backyard fence. I say we, but Josh did most of the work. I helped with little things, but Josh didn’t want me lifting or getting too exhausted. He is very protective of his pregnant wife and baby:) So I spent most of the day in the kitchen. I wanted to contribute in some way so I baked Coconut White Chocolate Chunk Cookies. Josh deserved a treat after all of his hard work.

These cookies are super soft because I added Coconut Creme pudding mix to the dough. I know, I am obsessed with pudding cookies. I can’t help it. I love the texture the pudding adds. I also stirred in coconut and white chocolate chunks. These cookies are sweet and summery! I always enjoy coconut and white chocolate together and the combination is heavenly in these cookies.

Josh was thrilled to come inside to a plate of warm cookies and a glass of cold milk. I am glad my cookie contribution made his day better. I will post pictures of our patio soon. We still need to plant flowers and shrubs, but it keeps raining. I am hoping these Coconut White Chocolate Chunk Cookies will help bring us some summer sun:)

Coconut White Chocolate Chunk Cookies

Yield: 3 dozen cookies


1 cup unsalted butter, at room temperature
3/4 cup brown sugar
1/4 cup granulated sugar
3.4 oz. package Coconut Creme instant pudding mix (Jell-O Brand)
2 large eggs
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
2 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 cup sweetened shredded coconut
2 cups white chocolate chunks or chip


1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper or silicone baking mat and set aside.

2. Using a mixer, beat together butter and sugars until creamy. Add in coconut creme pudding mix, eggs, and vanilla extract. In a medium bowl, whisk together the flour, baking soda, and salt. Add the dry ingredients to the wet ingredients and mix until just combined. Stir in the coconut and white chocolate chunks.

3. Drop cookie dough by rounded tablespoons onto prepared baking sheet. Bake for 10-12 minutes, or until slight golden and set. Remove cookies from oven and let cool on baking sheet for two minutes. Transfer to a cooling rack and cool completely.

If you like these Coconut White Chocolate Chunk Cookies, you might also like:

Oatmeal Cookies with Lime, Coconut, and White Chocolate from Two Peas & Their Pod
Coconut White Chocolate Oatmeal Chippers from Sugar Plum
White Chocolate Coconut Chewies from Natalie’s Killer Cuisine
Coconut Lime Macaroons with White Chocolate from Two Peas & Their Pod

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71 Responses to “Coconut White Chocolate Chunk Cookies”

  1. Ali — May 18, 2011 @ 4:00 am

    These look awesome. White chocolate and coconut are an amazing combo. And how cool that it uses a pudding mix.

  2. anhsfoodblog — May 18, 2011 @ 4:30 am

    I am a big fan of white chocolate cookies! So good.

  3. Heather (heather's dish) — May 18, 2011 @ 4:39 am

    how do you get your cookies to turn out so perfect round every single time? they’re the prettiest ones i’ve ever seen!

    • twopeas replied: — May 18th, 2011 @ 7:10 am

      I have lots of practice making cookies:) Thanks!

  4. Erin — May 18, 2011 @ 5:33 am

    Sounds like a great combination and cookie!

  5. You got the best job, anyway! I love both white chocolate and coconut so I know I’d love these! I bet they’d be awesome with a little orange zest!!

  6. Ni — May 18, 2011 @ 5:49 am

    This looks great! I have to bring a “tropical” dessert to a picnic this weekend, so I’m going to add some lime zest and chopped macadamia nuts to this too. Thanks for the wonderful recipe.

  7. Rosa — May 18, 2011 @ 6:14 am

    Mouthwatering cookies! A lovely combination.



  8. Lesley Lifting Life — May 18, 2011 @ 6:29 am

    Your cookies always look the best, Maria!! Yum!

    • twopeas replied: — May 18th, 2011 @ 7:09 am

      Thanks Lesley!

  9. BeckyRos — May 18, 2011 @ 6:51 am

    I love coconut in cookies, it seems to make them more chewy and the more chewy, the better for me :)

  10. d.liff @ yelleBELLYboo — May 18, 2011 @ 6:56 am

    Coconut and white chocolate really is the best combination ever. I haven’t tried pudding cookies yet, but this sounds like the perfect opportunity!

    How do you like your beater blade? I really want to get one but I want to know it works before I spend $20 on a single-purpose kitchen item.

    • twopeas replied: — May 18th, 2011 @ 7:09 am

      I LOVE my beater blade. I use it all of the time. I think it is worth it:)

  11. I love the combo of white chocolate and coconut! What a lovely, creative cookie. Great job!

  12. I don’t know that I’ve seen coconut pudding before, not that I’ve looked for it. What a smart idea adding it to cookies! Coconut is one of my favorite flavors!

  13. kathy wolf — May 18, 2011 @ 7:32 am

    Wow. What is there not to like, pudding, coconut, white chocolate. Ok, heading to the store now. Thanks

  14. brandi — May 18, 2011 @ 7:33 am

    pudding cookies really are the best – they’re SO soft! We love them.

    I love coconut and white chocolate together. i’m going to have to try these soon.

  15. White chocolate and coconut are a great combination and I love soft cookies, I will have to look for that pudding mix and give these a try!

  16. Maria these look amazing! I love that you added a box of Jello pudding mix (bet that makes them so delish and moist) and I love white choc!!!

  17. Amanda — May 18, 2011 @ 8:06 am

    They look and sound fantastic!! Love that Josh is so protective of his sweet wife! :)

  18. Barbara Bakes — May 18, 2011 @ 8:14 am

    I haven’t tried pudding in cookies yet. They look scrumptious.

  19. Coconut and white chocolate? Yes, please!!

  20. EatLiveRun — May 18, 2011 @ 8:42 am

    love all your cookie recipes! white chocolate and coconut are a match made in heaven :)

  21. Katrina — May 18, 2011 @ 8:46 am

    These look amazing!!

  22. marla — May 18, 2011 @ 8:52 am

    Coconut & white chocolate is always a great pairing :) xo

  23. Joanne — May 18, 2011 @ 10:01 am

    This would be the BEST prize after a day of heavy lifting! I love the idea of a coconut/white chocolate combo!

  24. Yum- I love the addition of pudding. This cookie would be fantastic on vacation, washed down with a pina colada (virgin)!

  25. Erica — May 18, 2011 @ 10:44 am

    I bet he was SO grateful to come into the house and find these babies! Coconut Creme pudding mix? What a great add in. Can’t wait to see the patio :) We’re thinking of trying to put in a screened in porch before the baby comes…clock is ticking 😉

  26. You always have the best looking cookie recipes! You really need to write a cookie cookbook. :)

  27. Heather I. — May 18, 2011 @ 11:00 am

    Pudding cookies are amazing, I couldn’t agree more. Smart thinking using coconut creme- can’t wait to try these!

  28. Emily — May 18, 2011 @ 11:04 am

    My husband is having a minor surgery on Monday so I’m going to make these this weekend so I have a good stash of treats to feed him while he’s recovering next week! I also know these will be a big hit at work, so I may have to make a double batch. :)

  29. Adam — May 18, 2011 @ 11:18 am

    Coconut and white chocolate sounds awesome, I’ve only ever put the two together in a carrot cake (white chocolate frosting) but that doesn’t count. And your husband is a lucky guy. I would build an entire house, with my bare hands, for someone willing to bake me cookies…sure it might be a bit lopsided…. and made out of lego, but it’s the thought right?

  30. Feast on the Cheap — May 18, 2011 @ 12:26 pm

    They look wonderful, a well-deserved post-patio treat!

  31. Shaina — May 18, 2011 @ 1:15 pm

    What a sweet husband, and I can’t wait to see the patio!

  32. Katrina — May 18, 2011 @ 1:17 pm

    I haven’t put pudding in cookies for a few years, but not sure why, because they were always good. Love these with coconut. I didn’t even know there was a coconut pudding.

  33. White chocolate and coconut sounds like a very yummy combination! :)

  34. my mouth is officially watering!

  35. Rachel @ Baked by Rachel — May 18, 2011 @ 2:36 pm

    My brain turned the title into a mini tongue twister – so many c’s 😉 Love all of the white and summery aspects – so fun!

  36. Christina — May 18, 2011 @ 4:58 pm

    Oh how I love coconut and white chocolate together. I definitely agree that this is a summer cookie. We should all bake some so summer can arrive quicker!

  37. Allison [Haute Box] — May 18, 2011 @ 6:25 pm

    These look great and a bit tropical!

  38. susan — May 18, 2011 @ 6:53 pm

    mmmm, looks good

  39. Amy @DYKTMP? — May 18, 2011 @ 7:31 pm

    I made some yummy coconut cupcakes for the bake sale this past weekend but couldn’t figure out how to use the rest of the coconut. Problem solved!

  40. Tracey — May 18, 2011 @ 8:48 pm

    Yum, white chocolate and coconut are so good together!

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