Big Island Cookies Recipe

How To Make Big Island Cookies

These big island cookies are loaded with coconut flavor and are a nice sweet and slightly salty treat. These cookies are soft, crispy, & nutty all at once.

Preparation: 15 minutes
Cooking: 8 minutes
Rest Time: 5 minutes
Total: 28 minutes



  • cupall-purpose flour
  • 1tspbaking soda
  • 1tspsalt
  • ¾cupcoconut oil,softened
  • ¾cuplight brown sugar,packed
  • cupgranulated sugar
  • 2large eggs
  • 1tspvanilla extract
  • cupswhite chocolate chips
  • ¾cupmacadamia nuts,dry roasted, chopped
  • 1cupsweetened coconut


  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F. Line a baking sheet with foil and spread out coconut.

  2. Bake coconut for 7 to 10 minutes until toasted. Remove from oven and let cool completely. Meanwhile, make dough.

  3. In a mixing bowl, combine flour, soda, and salt. Set aside

  4. In the bowl of an electric mixer, cream coconut oil and sugars together for about 4 minutes or until fluffy.

  5. Mix in the eggs one at a time until incorporated and then mix in the vanilla.

  6. Add the dry ingredients and mix until just combined.

  7. Fold in the chips, nuts, and toasted coconut until evenly dispersed.

  8. Roll dough into balls and place on a baking sheet lined with Silpat mat or parchment paper. Bake for 8 to 10 minutes until edges are golden. Leave cookies on the pan for 5 minutes before moving to a cooling rack.


  • Calories: 188.92kcal
  • Fat: 11.56g
  • Saturated Fat: 7.40g
  • Trans Fat: 0.00g
  • Monounsaturated Fat: 3.10g
  • Polyunsaturated Fat: 0.33g
  • Carbohydrates: 20.26g
  • Fiber: 0.80g
  • Sugar: 12.51g
  • Protein: 2.16g
  • Cholesterol: 13.89mg
  • Sodium: 92.14mg
  • Calcium: 23.68mg
  • Potassium: 61.84mg
  • Iron: 0.73mg
  • Vitamin A: 5.97µg
  • Vitamin C: 0.16mg
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