Double Chocolate Coconut M&M Cookies

A couple of weeks ago, I was sitting at a baseball tournament in Ogden. It was a little cold. Ok, it was a lot cold. For the parents. The kids never seem to mind the weather. Last year(or maybe it was the year before?), we played at a tourney in Springville, UT, it was LITERALLY a blizzard. Snow blowing sideways, 10 PM, a school night. The spectators -which consist of only parents- bc who in their right mind would CHOOSE to come out and watch a game in this weather, at this time of the night- unless your kid is playing. Anyway, the kids are out there, in shirt sleeves, acting like it's summer! Hello, it's snowing. So, two weeks ago-there we were, trying to stay warm and dry, up in Ogden. Val, whose son Preston plays on the team starts handing out these:

Way to add interest to the game. Never tried a coconut M&M. I never knew they existed. If you love coconut, you have to try these. Not available everywhere. I did a little research- originally, they were made to be a limited edition item. But so many peeps complained after they were taken off store shelves, they are now being offered as a permanent item (as of January 2010). Val sent me an email earlier this week saying she spotted them in the case at Sam's club in SLC. Uh - yeah, if I bought a case, I would o.d. on these. I bought a few packages at Maverick (a chain of convenience stores in Utah) they were on sale- 4 for $2. If you are a coconut and chocolate person, this recipe is for you. Took a basic chocolate cookie recipe and added some coconut and coc M&M's. The coconut makes the cookie chewy and moist, almost like a brownie.
My verdict: Serious junk food, with class.

Double Chocolate Coconut M&M Cookies

1 cup sugar
1 cup brown sugar
1 cup butter, softened
2 large eggs
1 teaspoon vanilla
2 3/4 cups flour
1/2 cup cocoa powder (unsweetened)
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 cup coconut M & M's (about 7 pkgs, green candy removed)
1 cup chocolate chips
1/2 cup flaked coconut, unsweetened
coconut for top of cookies

Preheat oven to 375°F

Beat butter until softened. Add sugars beat until smooth. Add eggs, one at a time. Mix in vanilla. Add rest of dry ingredients all at once into bowl with butter mixture. Mix just until dry ingredients are incorporated.
Scoop dough onto a parchment lined ( or ungreased) cookie sheet. After the cookies are scooped and ready to bake, pour some coconut onto a plate, and roll the top of the cookie dough ball into the coconut. Place back on pan.
Bake at 375 for about 8 minutes or just until cookies are set.
After cookie is baked, sprinkle with a little more coconut.

-I picked out the green M& M's :

...because I knew I wouldn't like the way they looked in the cookies. If green doesn't bother you, leave them in. You'll probably only need 4 packages.


  1. LOVE LOVE LOVE the coconut M&M's. I can't wait to try these cookies!

  2. What a great idea! Looks yummy.

  3. Yummo, these cookies are delish!

  4. Oh this is torture! I love chocolate and coconut! I am printing this out!

  5. We got those this weekend in Las Vegas, but saw them at Maverik in St. George on the way home. And pretzel ones, too. Thanks for the recipe - I'm totally going to try them!

  6. We made them this weekend and LOVED them! We modified them a little bit (chocolate-wise), and also rolled them in coconut instead of just the tops- delicious! Check out our blog to see!


  7. Just a note: I almost always use a convection oven to bake cookies. This results in a puffier cookie as opposed to baking in a standard oven. Because of this, I modified the recipe (and the printed version) and added another 1/4 cup of flour for those NOT using a convection oven to bake. This should take care of any problems with regard to flat cookies!

  8. These cookies were yummy. My hubby loved them. Coconut m&m's are so good. Great idea to make a cookie with them.



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