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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. Yuri — May 18, 2011 @ 9:16 pm

    I’ve never had pudding cookies, this sounds interesting! Will have to try them, the cookies look great :)

  2. Karin van D. — May 19, 2011 @ 2:54 am

    Even just looking at these pictures makes my tastebuds tingle. I am convinced these are delicious!

  3. Apron Appeal — May 19, 2011 @ 3:27 am

    That “napkin” looks a lot like the fat quarter I just bought. If it is indeed a fat quarter (you may already know this but I thought I’d share anyway) They are on sale for $1.29 this week at JoAnns which mean I can buy more than one at a time because I don’t have to use a 40% off coupon. If you have no idea what I’m talking about. I apologize and instead I’ll just say, those cookies look heavenly. I wonder if strangers would buy them at a garage sale?

    • twopeas replied: — May 19th, 2011 @ 7:38 am

      I do know what you are talking about. Thanks for the heads up on the sale:)

  4. Elizabeth — May 19, 2011 @ 11:53 am

    I was so inspired by these delicious-looking cookies, and by the idea of PUDDING COOKIES OMG, that I went directly to my kitchen to make my own! My version: Chocolate Moose Tracks Cookies (recipe available on my blog). Thanks for inspiring me! You’re awesome!!! :-)

    • twopeas replied: — May 20th, 2011 @ 6:41 am

      Glad you were inspired! Love your cookie recipe!

  5. Cookbook Queen — May 19, 2011 @ 2:22 pm

    I would say that making cookies sounds way better than manual labor outside.

    What IS manual labor outside, anyways?

    Can’t wait to see the patio!!

  6. I know these would be a hit at our house, my husband loves coconut. Now if I could just get him to build me a patio!

  7. Emily @ Operation Emily — May 20, 2011 @ 9:18 am

    These cookies look heavenly! I just put the ingrediants on my grocery list! I want to make them for church soon! Thanks so much!

  8. Mmmm these look so good! I am a sucker for any cookie with chocolate.

  9. Maria Jepsen, Denmark — May 22, 2011 @ 5:35 am

    Hey Maria! Thank you for sharing this wonderful recipe! I got inspired and made a batch containing some lemon juice and a tiny bit of grated lemon cest. Perfect with the high sweetness from the coconut and white chocolate. SO good. Everyone loved them :) Try it!
    Love, Maria

    • twopeas replied: — May 23rd, 2011 @ 6:53 am

      I bet the lemon was wonderful in these cookies! Glad you liked them!

  10. D — May 23, 2011 @ 12:38 pm

    I made these without the pudding mix because I didn’t notice it until I was in the middle of making them! I added a splash of coconut milk instead, and they got rave reviews!

    • twopeas replied: — May 23rd, 2011 @ 1:06 pm

      Love the idea of coconut milk!

  11. Liz (Little Bitty Bakes) — May 23, 2011 @ 5:20 pm

    I’ve never tried making cookies with pudding mix but can only imagine how soft the cookies would as a result. I’m a huge fan of coconut, so these sound incredible, Maria!

  12. clohee — May 27, 2011 @ 12:14 pm

    I cant find coconut pudding! I’ve gone to a few of the local markets and have not seen them. I just want to make coconut white chocolate cookies!

  13. Happy Mom — May 31, 2011 @ 11:39 am

    Thanks so much for sharing this recipe. I made these today and they are FANTASTIC! I cannot recommend them enough and can’t wait to share them.

  14. I made these for a party today and they were a hit! It was my first time using pudding in cookies, and now I am a huge fan!!

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  16. Kimberly P. — January 23, 2013 @ 1:45 pm

    I’ve baked a LOT of cookies in my life but these are, by far, one of the best so far! I have never used a pudding mix in the dough before but am excited to try some new flavor combos using your recipe as a blueprint. Thanks so much for sharing such a wonderful recipe.

    • Two Peas replied: — January 27th, 2013 @ 10:22 am

      Yay! So happy you liked the cookies!

  17. Crystal — March 7, 2013 @ 3:13 pm

    This is a WONDERFUL RECIPE! Big hit with the Boyfriend and coworkers. I had to substitute vanilla instant pudding in lieu of the coconut. I was only about to find the coconut pudding mix that was not instant had to be cooked. Does anyone know if that will work? Thanks!

  18. Lee Min Young — May 14, 2013 @ 1:47 am

    Very good, I like it.

  19. Peter — May 16, 2013 @ 1:09 am

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  20. Ashley — July 19, 2013 @ 11:53 am

    Do you think coconut oil could be subsituted for butter here? I am trying to avoid butter where i can. But these sound amazing.. Lol.

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