Monday, October 10, 2011

Coconut M&M Cookies

Have you tried the new Coconut M&Ms? I must admit I was a bit disappointed with them since there wasn't much coconut flavor. I decided to use them for some coconut chocolate cookies instead! 

This recipe produces a chewy, brownie-like chocolate cookie. The M&Ms add a nice crunch. Since the coconut M&Ms are larger than the average M&M, I topped the cookies with them. If you prefer them mixed it, give them a rough chop first. The cookies would taste great either way!

1 cup all-purpose flour
1/3 cup cocoa
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup butter or margarine, softened
1/3 cup granulated sugar
1/4 cup packed brown sugar
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 large egg
1/2 cup shredded coconut
1 package coconut M&Ms

Preheat oven to 325 degrees.
Combine flour, cocoa, baking soda and salt in small bowl. Beat butter, granulated sugar, brown sugar and vanilla extract in large mixer bowl until creamy. Add egg, Gradually beat in flour mixture. Stir in coconut. Drop by well-rounded tablespoon onto ungreased baking sheets. Top each cookie with two M&Ms.
Bake for 11 to 13 minutes or until cookies are puffed and set.
Yields 18 cookies.


  1. Coconut M & M...sounds very tropical to me. These coconut cookies looks delicious.