Chocolate Coconut Creme Pies

A simple recipe for Mounds-stuffed, soft, chocolate cookies stuffed with coconut creme. These Chocolate Coconut Creme Pies are sure to be a hit with coconut lovers!

These cookies are a wonderful cross between a soft cookie sandwich, a creme pie and a whoopie pie. Three of the best desserts ever invented. Don’t they look amazing?

cookies sandwiches in a baking pan

This is the basic chocolate cookie recipe to my double chocolate M&M cookies, chocolate caramel cookies, and of course the Almond Joy cookies. I love this cookie recipe. It’s soft…so chocolatey. Just try to resist these when they come out of the oven.

What you’ll love about this recipe:

  • loaded with chocolate chips
  • chopped Mounds candy bars
  • shredded coconut
  • no refrigeration needed (more on this below)
  • filled with homemade coconut buttercream
  • make them any size you like, from extra large down to bite size
  • use this cookie dough without buttercream for easy Mounds cookies
cookie dough in a bowl

Do you have to refrigerate this cookie dough?

Normally I like to refrigerate cookie dough to end up with a thicker cookie. But with these creme pie sandwich cookies, I wanted a thin, bigger cookie. I mean you have to fit them in your mouth after all. That means no refrigeration needed for this dough. Which means they get to be in your mouth more quickly.

half of a chocolate cookie sandwich

How to Make Chocolate Coconut Creme Pies

  • Cream. Using a stand mixer, beat together the butter, sugar, eggs and vanilla until the mixture is light and fluffy.
  • Mix. Add in the flour, cocoa, baking soda and salt. Stir the mixture until it is well blended.
  • Fold. Add in the Mounds bars and chocolate chips. Mix until combined.
  • Scoop. Drop the batter by rounded tablespoons onto greased baking sheets, making 36 cookies. Press mini chocolate chips into the top of the cookies (if desired) for a pretty look.
  • Bake. Bake the cookies in a 350 degree oven for 8-10 minutes. 

For the best results follow these two rules:

  1. Don’t over bake the cookies. You want the cookies soft and if you bake them too long they will be crispy. They should be set, but look slightly “wet” on top.
  2. Let the cookies cool for 5 minutes on the baking sheet, then move them to a wire rack to cool completely. The cookies will be barely set and super soft in the middle. This means they’ll fall apart if you move them too quickly.
coconut buttercream

Cream Filling for Sandwich Cookies

The buttercream filling is based on our favorite basic buttercream recipe. I left out the vanilla extract and added not just coconut extract, but shredded coconut as well.

With the Mounds bars baked inside the cookies, that’s triple the coconut for all of you coconut lovers!

Need a shortcut? Use store bought vanilla frosting and mix in 1 cup of shredded coconut. Quick and easy!

frosting filled cookies
3 brownie cookie sandwiches
3 brownie cookie sandwiches

Chocolate Coconut Creme Pies

5 from 2 votes
A simple recipe for Mounds-stuffed, soft, chocolate cookies stuffed with coconut creme. These Chocolate Coconut Creme Pies are sure to be a hit!
Servings 18 servings
Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 45 minutes

Ingredients
 

For the cookies:

  • 1 cup butter (room temperature)
  • 3/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 3/4 cup brown sugar
  • 2 large eggs
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2/3 cup cocoa powder
  • 3/4 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 12 fun-size Mounds bars chopped
  • 2/3 cup mini chocolate chips (plus ½ cup more for decorating the tops if desired)

For the Coconut Buttercream:

  • 1 cup butter (room temperature)
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons coconut extract
  • 4 cups powdered sugar
  • 2-4 tablespoons heavy cream
  • 1 cup shredded coconut

Instructions
 

Make the cookies:

  • Using a stand mixer, beat together the butter, sugar, eggs and vanilla until the mixture is light and fluffy.
  • Add in the flour, cocoa, baking soda and salt. Stir the mixture until it is well blended.
  • Add in the Mounds bars and chocolate chips. Mix until combined.
  • Drop the batter by rounded tablespoons onto greased baking sheets, making 36 cookies. Press mini chocolate chips into the top of the cookies (if desired) for a pretty look.
  • Bake the cookies in a 350 degree oven for 8-10 minutes. Do not overbake. Let the cookies cool for 5 minutes on the baking sheet, then move them to a wire rack to cool completely.

Make the buttercream:

  • For the buttercream, put the butter in the bowl of a stand mixer. Whip the butter on medium speed for 2-3 minutes until the butter is almost white.
  • Add the coconut extract and mix again.
  • Add the powdered sugar, one cup at a time, to the butter mixture, mixing as you add the sugar.
  • Add the heavy cream a tablespoon at a time until the buttercream is at the consistency that you’d like.
  • Whip the frosting for 2-3 minutes until it is light and fluffy.

Assemble the cookie sandwiches:

  • Spread the frosting on the bottom of a cooled cookie and top with another cookie.
  • Store in an airtight container.
  • This recipe makes 18 sandwich cookies.

Notes

The calories shown are based on the recipe making 18 large cookie sandwiches, with 1 serving 1 cookie sandwich. Since different brands of ingredients have different nutritional information, the calories shown are just an estimate. **We are not dietitians and recommend you seek a nutritionist for exact nutritional information.**

Nutrition

Serving: 102g | Calories: 647kcal | Carbohydrates: 83g | Protein: 5g | Fat: 34g | Saturated Fat: 23g | Cholesterol: 82mg | Sodium: 338mg | Potassium: 214mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 65g | Vitamin A: 704IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 40mg | Iron: 2mg
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Calories 647
Keyword bake sale, school lunch

How to Store Creme Pies

These creme pies are safe to store in an airtight container at room temperature for up to 3 days. After that, refrigerate or freeze.

The creme pies also freeze well! Allow them to defrost fully before unwrapping them to keep them fresh.

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Renee@ Two in the Kitchen
7 years ago

A Mounds cookie essentially! What a great idea!! Gorgeous pictures too! 🙂

Krista @ Joyful Healthy Eats
7 years ago

My husband would love these! He is obsessed with anything coconut and I love chocolate so its a perfect pair! 🙂 Pinned!

Deb @ Cooking on the Front Burner
7 years ago

Love this gals – well because sometimes you feel like a nut and sometimes you don’t 🙂 Coconut and chocolate are my favorite combo!

Tonia from TheGunnySack
7 years ago

Mmmmm…we are huge fans of cream pies and I’ve got to try making them for my family. I love this chocolate coconut version!

Kara
7 years ago

Wow, these look amazing. I wish more people in my life liked coconut! D:

Melanie | Melanie Makes
7 years ago

Oh. My. Can not wait to give these a try as they look absolutely amazing! Pinned!

Melissa Falk
7 years ago

These look like 2 extra days at the gym. Love it!

Gina
7 years ago

These definitely look worth the wait!

Jen @ YummyHealthyEasy
7 years ago

Basically anything with coconut is my fave. These creme pies look fantastic!!

Becky | The Cookie Rookie
7 years ago

These look insanely delicious and SUCH CUTE STYLING!

Nicole @ Or Whatever You Do
7 years ago

Oh gosh! My coconut loving mother-in-law would go crazy for these! Beautiful photos!

Hayley @ The Domestic Rebel
7 years ago

However did you know coconut was my favorite!? I love me some Mounds bars, but these cookie creme pies will definitely win me over!

Elizabeth
6 years ago

Is the shredded coconut in the filling sweetened or unsweetened, and/or does it matter which one I use?

ca
6 years ago

I don’t know if this is happening to other people as well, but the numbers in front of cocoa powder and chocolate chips aren’t showing up. Instead, there is just a question mark in front