Tuesday, April 9, 2013

XXL Chocolate Coconut Cookie

Ahem. Allow me to introduce you to Mr. Massive Cookie of All That is Good in This World.

You may be familiar with Mrs. Massive Cookie

For those days when you have an XXL chocolate craving most days, because chocolate is one of the essential food groups, this cookie fits the bill.

There's just something about giant cookies that makes them better. It is a phenomena that may never be explained. Until then, I will continue to revel in the joy, that is, massive cookies. Join me, won't you?

This XXL chocolate cookie has a chewy edge with an intensely chocolatey and fudgy center. I am now being notified that "fudgy" is not a word. This is unacceptable; I will be contacting Merriam Webster at once. 

Whether it's an actual word or not, you get the idea. The cookie has a brownie-like texture in the middle and is so rich! 

I loaded this cookie up with coconut M&M's. Mine happened to be in the shape of eggs (clearance candy anyone?) but regular coconut M&M's will work fabulously! If you can't find those, look for almond joy pieces; they taste eerily similar. 

This was my first time ever tasting a coconut M&M. It won't be the last. Let's just say, it's a good thing I added them to the cookie dough before I tasted them, because otherwise, there may not have been any left for the cookie. I'm still trying to figure out how they get all that coconut taste in there.

The flavor combo of chocolate + coconut is amazing, but feel free to add whatever mix-ins you like. You could try York peppermint pieces, Reese's pieces, peanut butter chips, chocolate chips, etc. Most anything will taste delicious when embedded into a giant chocolate cookie. 

This cookie is simple and easy to make, just the way I like it.

You start with 2 tablespoons of butter, add a few tablespoons of sugars and mix with a spoon or a fork - no mixer needed!

 (I tried to take a lot of pictures for this post, bear with me!)

Then, add 2 tablespoons of beaten egg (crack an egg, beat it, and measure out 2 tablespoons), and your vanilla extract.

Finally, sift the dry ingredients together and add them to the dough.  Add your coconut m&ms or mix-ins of your choice.

 Take a look at this beautiful softball sized ball of cookie dough.


The dough will be very sticky, so you'll have to use a spoon to make a ball on the baking sheet. Then, bake the cookie for 14-16 minutes and enjoy the chocolate coconut feast!

XXL Chocolate Coconut Cookie


  • 2 tbsp butter or margarine, at room temperature
  • 2 tbsp granulated sugar
  • 2 tbsp brown sugar
  • 2 tbsp beaten egg
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1/4 cup flour
  • 2 tbsp unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 1/4 tsp salt (omit if using salted butter)
  • 1/3 cup coconut M&M's + a few to top it 


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper and set aside. 
  2. In a medium size bowl, mix the butter and sugars together until creamed. Mix in the beaten egg and vanilla. 
  3. In a separate bowl, sift together the flour, cocoa powder, baking soda, and salt. Add the dry ingredients to the wet and mix to combine. Make sure there are no dry pockets of cocoa powder. Fold in the coconut M&M's. 
  4. Place the dough on the center of the baking sheet and use a spoon to shape it into a ball. Top the dough ball with a few more M&M's or chocolate chips. 
  5. Bake for 14-16 minutes. Do not over-bake. The cookie will appear soft but will firm up as it cools. Allow the cookie to cool completely on the baking sheet. 
Makes 1 XXL cookie or 4 regular size cookies (adjust baking time). Recipe adapted from Sally's Baking Addiction.


  1. thanks for your comment today! and all these Sally recipes look so good! She's a wonderful friend and great cook :) Good job on making them!

    1. No problem :) Your blog is great! Thanks, I love her recipes!

  2. Love this giant cookie recipe. So happy you made it. :) It looks wonderful and I'm suddenly plagued with an intense chocolate craving looking at these photos!

    1. I loved it too. I'm going to take that as a good thing lol, thanks!