Grandma Chang's Cookies

Studded with coconut and chunks of chocolate, these superb cookies will be sure to delight!
  • Prep time 15 mins
  • Cook time 10–12 mins
  • Yields 12 cookies
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  • Recipe Submitted By Chang Family


  • ¼ tsp salt
  • ¾ cup all-purpose flour
  • ¼ cup unsweetened coconut
  • 1 cup oats
  • ½ cup butter
  • ½ cup brown sugar, packed
  • 2 Tbsp boiling water
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 cup dark chocolate, chopped


  • measuring cups and spoons
  • small saucepan
  • 2 mixing bowls
  • sieve
  • mixing spoon
  • cutting board and knife
  • baking sheet
  • parchment paper


  1. Preheat the oven to 300° F.
  2. In a pot, bring a cup of water to boil.
  3. Sift the salt and flour together in one of the mixing bowls.
  4. Once the flour is sifted, add in the coconut and oats and then stir until combined.
  5. In the other mixing bowl, cream the butter and sugar together until the butter is fluffy and there are no more large clumps of sugar.
  6. Measure out two tablespoons of boiling water and pour into the butter mixture; stir until combined. 
  7. Add the vanilla into the butter mixture.
  8. Add the flour mixture and stir until the flour is almost fully combined. 
  9. On a cutting board, cut the dark chocolate bars until the pieces are around 1 cm squares. Stir in the chocolate chunks and mix until fully combined.
  10. Scoop the dough into 2 Tbsp portions and place onto a baking sheet lined with parchment paper; you will get around twelve cookies. Flatten the cookie dough into desired shapes (they will not spread out too much in the oven). 
  11. Bake for 10-12 minutes, or until the cookies have enough structure to be lifted off of the baking sheet. 
  12. Let the cookies cool on the baking sheet for 5-10 minutes and then enjoy! 

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