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A coconut pecan cookie on a wood cutting board leaning on anther cookies.

Toasted Coconut Pecan Cookies

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  • Author: Pate Giltner
  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Cook Time: 10 minutes
  • Total Time: 25 minutes
  • Yield: 20 cookies 1x
  • Category: cookie
  • Method: baked
  • Cuisine: american


You will love these chewy, toasted coconut pecan cookies! They are easy to make and filled with toasted coconut flakes, chopped pecans, and a touch of cinnamon! They have a crispy shell and a chewy center and are perfect for coconut fans!


  • 3/4 cup butter, melted
  • 2/3 cup granulated Sugar
  • 3/4 cup light brown sugar
  • 1 egg and 1 yolk
  • 2 teaspoons Vanilla
  • 1 1/2 cups All-purpose Flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon Baking Powder
  • 3/4 teaspoon Baking Soda
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon Salt
  • 2 cups shredded coconut
  • 1 cup chopped pecans


  1. 1. Start by toasting the coconut on a baking sheet at 350 degrees for 3-5 minutes. 
  2. 2. Mix the butter and sugars in a medium mixing bowl until smooth.
  3. 3. Mix in the egg, egg yolk, and vanilla.
  4. 4. Fold in the flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt, and cinnamon until a dough forms. 
  5. 5. Mix in the pecans and the toasted coconut (reserving some coconut to roll the cookies in). Chill for 1 hour.
  6. 6. Use a cookie scoop to scoop 1 1/2 tablespoons of batter balls, roll in remaining coconut, top with a pecan half (optional), and place onto lined baking sheets, leaving 2 inches between each cookie. 
  7. 7. Bake at 350 for 10-13 minutes or until the edges are slightly golden. 


  • Store baked cookies in an airtight container at room temperature for 2-3 days. You can also refrigerate or freeze the cookie dough balls; just be sure to bring them to room temperature before baking. 
  • *Measure your flour properly. This is my best baking tip! I typically fluff my flour, then scoop and level. 
  • For extra flavor, toast the pecans before chopping them. Simply spread the pecans on a baking sheet and bake at 350°F (175°C) for about 5 minutes until fragrant. Allow them to cool before using in the recipe.