These clean-out-the-pantry chewy cinnamon white chocolate chip coconut cookies are all the best of the cookie world!
chewy cinnamon white chocolate chip coconut cookies

Some days, I measure my life successes in brussels sprouts.

Namely how many I can get the.boy to eat without dry heaving.

Yesterday: five.

I believe that there is a RECORD, up from my previous high score of half a sprout.


Cookies to celebrate?

You truly understand me.


For those of us who happen to have pantries that are chock full of baking chips of various shapes and sizes, along with coconut left over from a failed macaron experiment, these are a godsend.

For those of us who don’t….get thee to a supermarket!

Or just work with what you have. I won’t judge.

I wouldn’t skimp on the coconut, though, because that’s what imparts the chew factor. And I know that coconut can sometimes be a controversial ingredient, but the.boy HATES coconut and LOVED these. So don’t let that deter you.

Recently, I was lucky enough to receive a crazy awesome package of Graeter’s new lines of gelato and “A Little Less Indulgent” ice cream. They sent me six different flavors: caramel truffle, hazelnut truffle, dark chocolate truffle, chocolate chip, mint chocolate chip, and Madagascar bourbon vanilla bean. I ate the majority of them too quickly to put them to any other use, but I knew I wanted to save some for some ice cream sandwich magic. Thankfully for me, these cookies happen to make for the BEST ice cream sandwiches. I went simple with this one, going with the Madagascar bourbon vanilla bean as my filling of choice, but once I get my hands on another pint of the caramel truffle, it is so getting sandwiched. If only I can restrain myself from just going at it with a spoon.


This cookie recipe made a gazillion cookies, so I sent the leftovers to my Leftovers Club partner this month – Mary Kay from Homemade Cravings! Have you guys signed up for The Leftovers Club yet?! Seriously, do it.

Chewy Cinnamon White Chocolate Chip Coconut Cookies
These clean-out-the-pantry chewy cinnamon white chocolate chip coconut cookies are all the best of the cookie world!
Yield: 3 dozen cookies
  • 1 cup butter, room temperature
  • ¾ cup brown sugar
  • ¾ cup sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 2 cups all purpose flour
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • ¾ tsp salt
  • 2 cups unsweetened coconut flakes
  • 5 oz white chocolate chips
  • 5 oz cinnamon chips
  1. Preheat oven to 375. Line 2-3 baking pans with parchment paper. Set aside.
  2. In the bowl of a stand mixer fitted with the paddle attachment, cream together the butter and sugars until light and fluffy, about 2-3 minutes. Add in the eggs and vanilla and beat until combined.
  3. In a separate bowl, whisk together the flour, baking soda, and salt. Slowly mix into the batter until combined.
  4. Pour the coconut flakes, white chocolate chips, and cinnamon chips into the batter. Mix until just combined.
  5. Drop the cookies onto the baking sheet in 1½ tbsp scoops, leaving about 1 inch in-between cookies.
  6. Bake for 8-10 minutes or until the edges are starting to brown. Cool for 5 minutes before removing to a cooling rack.
Nutrition Information
Serving size: 1 cookie


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60 Responses to Chewy Cinnamon White Chocolate Chip Coconut Cookies

  1. I love how you made an ice cream sandwich with them! Anyone definitely needs a cookie to celebrate eating 5 sprouts :-/

  2. Sues says:

    Delicious!! And I sometimes measure my life’s successes on what I can get my husband to eat. He’s come a long way, but we haven’t tackled beets yet 🙂

  3. So many things I love all up in this cookie!

  4. I always have a pantry full of all sorts of baking chips and various goodies! I love making cookies like these to use up those things…. Your combo of ingredients in these cookies is perfect. You should have thrown in a few brussels sprouts too 😉

  5. Monica says:

    I’m in on the chewy cookie part…then the Graeter’s ice cream, too! These cookies do look ideal for ice cream sandwiches.

  6. You know how I feel about coconut but that ice cream sandwich is just screaming for me to eat it anyway!

  7. Cookies!!!! Coconut!!! Ice cream!!! Enough said 🙂

  8. yes yes yes! Someone who understands the overflowing cupboards filled with leftover failed baking experiment ingredients! I think I have toffee bits from when I was 12 still in there…

  9. Cookies are the perfect celebration food. For example, today is Thursday! So we should celebrate with a giant batch of these cookies. I’m ok with it. 🙂

  10. Oooh, love everything about these, Joanne, especially the ice cream sandwich you made with them at the end!! I would definitely do that, too. I love white chocolate and coconut and the idea of them in a chewy cookie sounds just perfect. Pinning!

  11. These are perfect because I have been working on cleaning out my pantry. I love how chewy and flat they are, just how I love my cookies!

  12. sandra says:

    Madagascar bourbon vanilla bean sounds anything but simple. And delicious. And here I was worried that you send the sandwiches in the mail.

  13. Cassie says:

    Oh my gosh, I just spit coffee. Only FIVE Brussels sprouts? I’ll eat his share! And I’ll eat his share of these cookies!!

  14. GRAETER’S! I live in Ohioooooo!!! I’m so jealous.

    Also-sometimes clean out the pantry cookies are the best, these certainly hold up that theory! (and I’m jealous your boy was able to eat 5 brussels sprouts, I don’t think I could!)

  15. YUM! I love all the flavor combinations! Absolutely delicious!

  16. ice cream and coconut cookie – you are killing me.

  17. Julia says:

    Gelatooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo! I must try this gelato asap smooshed between two delicious chewy cinnamon white chocolate chip coconut cookies. These cookies look incredible, Joanne! Success, indeed!

  18. Perfection!!! I must try these, pinning!!

  19. cheri says:

    Love these cookies and what you made them into, great idea! The gelato looks really good too!

  20. danielle says:

    These sound awesome – and those ice cream flavors – very dangerous.

  21. Lisa says:

    Cinnamon baking chips?! Where have they been all my life? I’m definitely going to buy some and try out your recipe!

  22. Shashi says:

    If I eat 10 Brussels sprouts, how many of these cookies can I eat?
    These look so good! I cannot wait to be partnered up with you thru LOC!

  23. Pam says:

    The key to getting my family to eat brussel sprouts is either lemon or vinegar… they drown them in it.

    The cookies are SCREAMING my name. I can’t imagine how anyone doesn’t love coconut – it’s my very favorite!

  24. Funny how coconut is a love or hate ingredient. Love this flavour combination!

  25. Kate says:

    Your vegetarianism compounds the brussels sprouts problem. I got my husband to love brussels sprouts by introducing them to him by cooking them in bacon fat and serving with bacon. But that’s not really an option for you!

  26. I am SOLD, Joanne. These cookies look awesome.

  27. Oh my GOODNESS!!!! White chocolate and cinnamon combined in to a cookie and then sandwiched which this bourbon-y vanilla goodness???????? YESSSSSS PLEASE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! 🙂

  28. Eileen says:

    I am super impressed that you have room for six kinds of gelato in your freezer! If I got a package like that, I’d have to do some quick eating. These cookies sound so good–you have to love that they’re stuffed with every good thing. 🙂

  29. Daniela says:

    This cookie ice cream sandwich looks so tempting – great idea Joanne!
    Love your success scale in Brussels sprouts 🙂

  30. Yum, yum, yum!!! These sound delicious, I wish I could have sampled a left over one.

  31. Chewy cookies and gelato? Yes, please!

  32. Corina says:

    Chewy cookies are the best!

  33. Danguole says:

    I JUST happened to be feeling proud about having used up all the baking odds-and-ends and various chips in my pantry! And so the cycle continues.

  34. I have seen that ice cream in the markets but haven’t tried it yet. Now those cookies….mmmmmm….I have to substitute the flour for a gluten free version but wow! I want!!

  35. The cookies I made from cleaning out the kitchen cabinets usually end up being some of my favorites! These look and sound amazing! And, I’m super jealous of your ice cream and gelato delivery.

  36. Cookies are the best way to celebrate. THE.BEST!

  37. Megan says:

    Ice cream sandwich magic… yes, please!!

  38. Faye says:

    Sounds like an amazing combo to me!

  39. I’ve heard about Graeter’s ice cream but never tried it. I bet it must be over the top with your cookies!

  40. Hotly Spiced says:

    I’ve always loved sprouts. I love how this recipe makes three dozen – we need about that many in this house. And the ice cream looks really yummy xx

  41. Shaina says:

    Ohhh my goodness I would have loved to be your partner this month! These cookies sound INSANELY delicious!

  42. Juliana says:

    OMG, these cookies look so good…and the sandwiched with ice cream looks even better…although I would be content just to have one cookie…
    Thanks for this delicious recipe…hope you are having a great week Joanne 😀

  43. I would eat ALL of the brussels sprouts so can I have ALL of these cookies?!

    They look so gooooood — love the white chocolate and coconut combination!

  44. Dave is not a big fan of coconut texture either, he will however eat sprouts 🙂

  45. Oh Joanne you have got life sorted 5 brussel sprouts and 3 dozen cookies ( should I mention the icecream?)

  46. Simone says:

    Wow, these looks amazing ^_^

  47. debbie says:

    Chocolate, coconut and cookies are my weakness. Nuff said!!!!

  48. Brussels sprouts followed by cookies? Perfection. These cookies? Double perfection. I love the use of coconut!

  49. elly says:

    I’ve been so busy and I always let my feedly backup way too much – and then I come to your blog and proceed to pin like 95% of it. Hah. These cookies look great. And there is hope for the brussels sprouts!

  50. I’m all about this cinnamon cookie life.

  51. Lol…war of the brussel sprouts. Too funny. Love love love these cookies. I’ll find any excuse to celebrate something if it means getting a cookie, especially as delicious as these. 🙂

  52. Shannon says:

    i’m not sure which i want more- the cookie itself or the gelato 🙂 YUM!

  53. Your cookies look yummy. No one like coconut in my house but me and I love it. I am wondering if the.boy loved cookies and he doesn’t like coconut – maybe my family would like these cookies too.

  54. These cookies look amazing! I love the cinnamon added, great idea! I bet the taste is wonderful too!
    Hope the weather is warming up! Have a great day Joanne!

  55. Dude. It’s been an awful week. Beyond. I’ve been working my way through my entire pantry of baking chips and freezer of ice cream bars. Would have loved these cookies. Why can’t I be comforted by carrots? WHY?

  56. grace says:

    guess what? you’ll never guess, so i’ll tell you: i LOVE these. cinnamon is, of course, number one for me, but white chocolate is always in the top 5 too! bravo!

  57. I would be at war with myself, whether to eat one or a batch of these cookies 😀

    Choc Chip Uru

  58. Reeni says:

    Cinnamon, white chocolate and coconut all together is like the holy trinity of cookies! I’d be hoping no one else liked them so I could have them all. 🙂 They sound like the perfect ice cream sandwich cookie.

  59. Lynna says:

    I would`ve totally made an ice cream sandwich out of these too! Yum!!

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