Preheat oven to 180C. Line oven trays with baking paper.
Beat butter, sugar, egg and vanilla essence in a bowl with electric mixer until combined.
Slowly stir in sifted flour, baking powder and Bi-Carb. Add choc chips and coconut.
Drop tablespoons of mixture 5cm apart onto trays.
Bake cookies for approx. 12-15 minutes. Allow to cool on trays.