Friday, January 6, 2012

Roasted Coconut White Chocolate Lemon Cookies

Roasted Coconut White Chocolate Lemon Cookies w/ Chocolate Drizzling!
Here I am writing my first blog EVER! Exciting, I know! For my first blog, I thought I would go ahead and bake something quite unique.  I love baking at night when the house is quite and there is nothing there to stress me out.  Usually Friday nights are my "bake nights," but any night can easily be turned into a "bake night."  And especially now after getting my Power Advantage Plus 9-Speed Hand Mixer (highly recommended!), baking has become an obsession!

Okay back to baking these delicious cookies!  This recipe is very much like A La Graham's Lemon, Coconut & White Chocolate Cookies.  Although I made a few modifications, most of the recipe credit must go to A La Graham!

I love setting out all my ingredients to make the cooking process even quicker!

Ingredients (about 20 cookies):
7/8 cup flour (I used whole wheat)
1/4 teaspoon baking soda
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/2 stick of butter (1/4 cup), I used slightly less
1/4 cup light brown sugar
1/4 cup white sugar
1/2 of an egg
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
zest of 1/2 a lemon
juice from 1/2 a lemon
3/4 cup sweetened coconut flakes
White Chocolate Chips
Semi-sweet Chocolate Chips for drizzling (optional)

I also love having all my measuring units laid out and ready to be used!
1. Preheat Oven to 350 degrees.
2. Line baking sheet with wax paper.
3. Spread out coconut flakes in a very thin layer.
4. Place in oven for about 4-7 minutes making sure to stir very frequently. (If you do not stir, they will burn, but don't worry too much since it gives your cookies a nice crunch if you do).  Just make sure and keep an eye on them!
5. After roasting the coconut flakes, take out the coconut flakes and set aside to cool. Keep oven on at 350 degrees.
6. In a bowl, cream together the butter, brown sugar, and white sugar. 
My little sister is my helper!
7. Add egg, vanilla extract, lemon zest, and lemon juice. Mix until all well blended.
8. In a separate bowl sift together flour, baking soda, and salt.
9. Slowly add the dry ingredients from step 7, into the bowl with the wet ingredients from step 6.
10. Add roasted coconut flakes and white chocolate (use own discretion on how much you want in your cookies I added about 2 ounces). Mix until everything is well blended.
11. Create 2-3 inch in diameter or about 2 tablespoon balls with mixture. (I just used my hands.)

2-3 inch diameter balls
12. Place cookies on the baking sheet about 2-3 inches apart from each other.  Place in the oven and cook for about 12-14 minutes (should be golden, not brown).  
Cookies in the oven on the cookie sheet!
13. Take out cookies and let them sit for about 5 minutes. 
14. For the drizzle, melt semi-sweet chocolate in the microwave for about 1 minute, making sure to stir every 20 seconds. Take a fork and drizzle the chocolate on top of the cooled cookies.
15. ENJOY!

Unique yet delicious cookies!


  1. You don't have the measurements for baking soda :O

    1. Thank you for that! Definitely didn't even notice that and I am glad you took close look at the picture of ingredients! Let me know how your cookies turn out :)

  2. They were absolutely amazing! I was kind of scared at first I mean coconut+lemon= odd combination but it turned out great. Though The coconut was golden brown in like 4 min for me so I almost burnt it lol. You are going to be my new go to recipe blog :)

    1. Good to know about the coconut flakes, maybe because I was taking them out so frequently to stir and take pictures, that the heat didn't stay in. I'll make a note of that. Thanks! I am glad these turned out good :)