These Chocolate Coconut Cookies are inspired by Disney’s Jungle Cruise attraction (and now, movie!) and are perfect for adventurers everywhere! The chocolate cookies are packed with toasted coconut, white chocolate chips, and macadamia nuts, and are ready to enjoy in under 30 minutes!
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Chocolate Coconut Cookies
The full ingredients list and instructions are found in the printable recipe card at the end of this post. I highly recommend reading the blog post all the way through so that you don’t miss any tips or substitution suggestions and ensure that you have all the ingredients and equipment required and understand the steps and timings involved.
Boring old chocolate cookies are given an exotic twist with macadamia nuts and coconut in these Jungle Cruise-inspired cookies!
I’ve already shared awesome Jungle Cruise Cupcakes and this Yummy Jungle Cruise Snack Mix for Your Intrepid Explorers, and it’s now time to make some cookies for your Jungle Cruise (even if that’s just at home while watching the new movie with Dwayne Johnson as Skipper Frank Wolff, and Emily Blunt as Dr. Lily Houghton!)
These Jungle Cruise cookies are packed with white chocolate chips, toasted coconut, and macadamia nuts, and will rival any of the cookies you can buy at a Disney Park!
Jungle Cruise was an opening day attraction at Disneyland, Anaheim, California in 1955 and has been popular ever since! And I know why – it’s such a funny ride – even though the cruise is FULL of punny “dad” jokes!
There are Jungle Cruise rides at Walt Disney World in Orlando, Florida, as well as at Tokyo and Hong Kong Disneylands. Read more about the history of this classic Disney attraction over on Wiki.
Ingredients & Equipment Used In This Recipe
While most ingredients can be bought in grocery stores, for your convenience, any specialized or notable ingredients (and equipment) needed for this recipe have been listed below and linked to Amazon or other stores if available online.
It does not include staple ingredients such as oil, salt, sugar, etc., as you’re likely to have those in your kitchen. The complete list of ingredients with measurements is found in the recipe card.
- Light Brown Sugar
- Pure Vanilla Extract – always buy good vanilla as it really does make a flavor difference.
- All-Purpose Flour – also known as Plain Flour.
- Cocoa Powder
- Baking Soda – also known as Bicarbonate of Soda.
- White Chocolate Chips
- Macadamia Nuts
- Toasted Coconut
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More Recipes Using Coconut
One of the hero ingredients in this dish is coconut, so here are some more recipes using the same:
- Coconut Macaroons for Passover – Gluten-Free & Dairy-Free
- Hawaiian Pineapple Coconut Bubble Bread (aka Monkey Bread)
- Hawaiian Pineapple Coconut Cake with Cream Cheese Frosting
More Cookie Recipes
Looking for more cookies to make? Check these recipes out next:
- Reese’s Peanut Butter Cookies – 5 Ingredient Recipe!
- Iced Cherry Almond Cookies
- Delicious Caramel Apple Cookies with Chocolate Chips Recipe
- For even more cookie filling goodness, just as the cookies come out of the oven, press in some extra white chocolate chips, macadamia nut pieces, and toasted coconut, and leave to cool before serving.
- Use a large ice cream scoop to measure out your cookie dough, this will help to ensure the cookies bake evenly.
How Do I Make Chocolate Coconut Cookies?
Check out the printable recipe card below with full ingredients and instructions. Any demonstration photos do not print out to save your ink.
- ½ cup unsalted butter (melted)
- ½ cup light brown sugar (packed)
- ¼ cup white sugar
- 1 large egg
- 2 tsp pure vanilla extract
- ¾ cup all-purpose (plain) flour
- ½ cup dark cocoa powder
- ½ tsp salt
- ½ tsp baking soda
- ¾ cup white chocolate chips
- ¾ cup macadamia nuts
- ¾ cup toasted coconut
- Preheat oven to 180°C/350°F/Gas 4. Line a cookie sheet with parchment paper and set it aside.
- Set melted butter aside to cool for a few minutes before adding to a mixing bowl with brown and white sugars.
- Using an electric mixer blend these ingredients together on medium speed for 2-3 minutes.
- Add the egg and vanilla extract and continue to beat until combined.
- Sift or whisk the flour, cocoa powder, salt, and baking soda into another bowl.
- Reduce the mixer speed to low and Slowly add the dry ingredients to the wet ingredients until well blended.
- Use a rubber spatula to fold in the white chocolate chips, macadamia nuts, and toasted coconut to the cookie dough.
- Use a large ice cream scoop to place the cookie dough about 2"/5cm apart on the prepared cookie sheet. You should get about 10 cookies.
- Bake for 9-11 minutes - the center of the cookies will be slightly underbaked, this is fine!
- If you have some additional nuts, choc chips, and coconut you can press extras into the still-warm cookies for even more cookie filling goodness!
- Leave the cookies to cool on the cookie sheet for 10 minutes before transferring the cookies to a wire rack to cool completely.
- Enjoy and Happy Jungle Cruising!
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Nutrition Information:Yield: 10 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 331Total Fat: 24gSaturated Fat: 11gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 11gCholesterol: 46mgSodium: 220mgCarbohydrates: 29gFiber: 2gSugar: 24gProtein: 3g
This site uses Nutritionix to provide estimated nutrition. Nutritional information is always approximate and will depend on the quality of ingredients used and serving sizes. If you need exact calories and macros, please do your own calculations.
Make It A Full Meal
You’ve made the dessert, but what about the rest of the courses?
Here are additional recipes to make a full meal for a dinner party or special occasion:
- Appetizer: Spicy Chicken Satay Recipe with a Peanut Dipping Sauce
- Soup: Roasted Fennel & Tomato Soup with Coconut Milk
- Salad: Asian Cabbage Salad with Warm Spicy Peanut Dressing
- Main Dish: One-Pan Coconut Fish Curry Recipe Using Mild White Fish
- Side Dish: Instant Pot Cilantro Lime Rice
- Beverage: Disney’s Jungle Cruise Cocktail with Rum, Tequila, and Fruit Juices
There are 500+ Recipes on The Purple Pumpkin Blog for you to enjoy – please feel free to check them out too.