5 from 1 vote
Black and White Coconut Cookies {traditional and gluten free recipes}
  • 1 cup butter
  • 1 3/4 cups light brown sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1 egg yolk
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla
  • 1 ¾ cups brown rice flour *
  • ½ cup tapioca starch *
  • ¼ cup potato starch *
  • 1 teaspoon xanthan gum *
  • 1 cup old fashioned rolled oats you will barely taste these in the finished cookies, but the oats add a great texture
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 3/4 cup white chocolate chips
  • 3/4 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips
  • 1 cup coconut
  • * If you are not in need of a GF recipe simply substitute 2 1/2 cups of all purpose flour for the items marked with an *
  1. In a large size saucepan, melt the butter over medium heat. Once the butter is melted, remove from the heat and add the sugar. Stir until the sugar is well-incorporated and mostly smooth. Let cool for a few minutes.
  3. While the mixture is cooling, mix together the dry ingredients and set aside.  Whisk together the egg, egg yolk and vanilla and then add to the sugar and butter mixture. Slowly add the dry ingredients in three stages and stir to combine. Add the chocolate chips and coconut and stir well to make sure everything is evenly distributed. Chill the mixture for at least one hour, prior to scooping the cookie dough.
  5. Preheat the oven to 325 degrees. Scoop the dough unto a parchment or silpat lined baking sheet. (Place the dough back in the refrigerator in between batches.) Bake for 10-12 minutes , 11 minutes was perfect for me. Let cool for 1-2 minutes on the baking sheet and then remove to a wire rack. Enjoy!