Coconut White Chocolate Chunk Cookies

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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

4 from 1 vote
Servings
3 dozen cookies

Ingredients

  • 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

Instructions

  1. 1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper or silicone baking mat and set aside.
  2. 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. 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

Maria Lichty

I’m Maria and my husband is Josh. We share a love of cooking, baking, and entertaining. We enjoy creating recipes that are simple, fresh, and family friendly. We love sitting around the table with good food, good conversation, and good friends and family! Our kitchen is always open!
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  1. 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.

  2. 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.

  3. 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.

  4. 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 😉

  5. 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. 🙂

  6. 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?

  7. 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.

  8. 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!

  9. 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?

  10. 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!!! 🙂

  11. 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

  12. 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!

  13. 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!

  14. 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.

  15. 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.

  16. 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!

  17. Your dish reminds me of summer more exciting scenes. I was very happy to have full friends. Thank you. If you want to know about my country and the dishes, go to: vegetarianviet.blogspot.com.

  18. 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.


  19. These are delicious! However the cookies became very hard after baking them. Maybe I baked them too long. Will try a smaller bake time next time & see if that helps.

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