Island Cookies

Level: Easy
Prep Time: 15 min
Cook Time: 8 min
Cooling Time: 15 min
Yields: 3 1/2 dozen cookies


The coconut and nut combination give these Island Cookies a tropical flavor! Great for picnics and entertaining, too.


  • 1 2/3 cups all-purpose flour
  • 3/4 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 3/4 cup (1 1/2 sticks) butter or margarine, softened
  • 3/4 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1/3 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 3/4 cups (11.5-oz. pkg.) NESTLÉ® TOLL HOUSE® Milk Chocolate Morsels
  • 1 cup flaked coconut toasted, if desired
  • 1 cup chopped walnuts


PREHEAT oven to 375° F.

COMBINE flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt in small bowl. Beat butter, brown sugar, granulated sugar and vanilla extract in large mixer bowl until creamy. Beat in egg. Gradually beat in flour mixture. Stir in morsels, coconut and nuts. Drop by rounded tablespoon onto ungreased baking sheets.

BAKE for 8 to 11 minutes or until edges are lightly browned. Cool on baking sheets for 2 minutes; remove to wire racks to cool completely.

NOTE: NESTLÉ® TOLL HOUSE® Semi-Sweet Chocolate Morsels, Semi-Sweet Chocolate Mini Morsels, Premier White Morsels or Butterscotch Flavored Morsels may be substituted for the Milk Chocolate Morsels.


by C. CAROLANN , Hiram, OH on Aug. 2010

a great twist on an old favorite!

Island Cookies

by J. Jennifer , Somersworth, NH on Jul. 2010

These were a wonderful twist on a regular chocolate chip cookie. Even my son who kept saying he didn't like coconut couldn't stop eating them. The 1st batch I made I used the toasted coconut but you really couldn't taste the coconut so I added 1/2 cup of untoasted coconut and it tasted so much better. My son says these are now his favorite cookies.

coconut surprise!

by S. Sue , Pittsburgh, PA on Jul. 2010

delicious coconut cookie--a nice change of pace-- cannot eat just one!

island cookies

by a. anthony , , tinley park,il on Jun. 2010

these cookies were excellent.I went with the premier white chip morsels, toasted the coconut and used crushed walnuts, also toasted. Perfect combination.

Best cookies ever

by D. Diane , Albuquerque, NM on Aug. 2009

These cookies are so scrumptious! I don't think my family can leave a cookie on the plate when I bake them. They have the perfect cookie consistency. A must try!

island cookies

by r. rikki , Cookeville, TN on Aug. 2009

upon aging , my doctor says "more fiber ! more fiber !" and this is an excellant sourse & taste yummy too !!!

Wonderful weekend treat cookies!

by E. E , Newcastle, WA on Aug. 2009

This were super easy to make with my seven year old!! They are a simple twist on a traditional chocolate chip cookie that make a sophisticated treat. Given the ease of making and the outcome, they should be a weekend tradition! Great cookie.

Yummy for your tummy !!

by J. J , ZEBULON, NC on Aug. 2009

Nuts, chocolate and coconut... what could be a better combination... and so easy to make !!!!!

Island Cookies - Yumm O

by R. Ramona , Barlow, KY on Aug. 2009

These are sooo good. The coconut just sets them apart from the rest. A wonderful combination.

Scrumptious Island Cookies

by I. IDA , Landing, NJ on Jul. 2009

It was a rainy day today and I had a copy of the Island Cookie recipe handy, was lucky to have all the ingredients in my pantry and decided to make a double batch. All I can say is"WOW"! The toasted coconut is one ingredient that gave this cookie recipe that Island flavor. I also used macadamia nuts which I toasted slightly to give it a tropical taste. They were a hit with my husband and even a bigger hit my next door neighbor's children. Making a double batch was my good idea for the day.