These Chewy Coconut Oatmeal Cookies are simple but delicious! Soft in the center and crispy on the edges, they are sure to be a hit!
After testing this cookie recipe several times in the past weeks, I have come to believe that adding coconut to your oatmeal cookies is the best! While I'm not a huge fan of coconut itself in baking, there is just something about coconut and oatmeal together that just works.
Many people ask me which recipe of mine is my favourite. To be honest, I don't really have an ultimate favourite recipe. They are all my babies, so I can't pick favourites! I do sometimes get really obsessed with one recipe while I'm testing it. So you could say these cookies are my current favourite!
Just a little insider tip: These cookies make wonderful smores!!! Throw on some chocolate and a toasty marshmallow and ENJOY!
If you make this recipe, I invite you to please share an honest review in the comments below, or share on social media using #kneadsomesweets!
Chewy Coconut Oatmeal Cookies
- baking sheet(s)
- parchment paper
- mixing bowl
- electric handheld mixer
- ½ cup salted butter, softened
- ½ cup granulated white sugar
- ½ cup dark brown sugar
- 1 egg
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- ¼ teaspoon salt
- 1 cup quick-cooking oatmeal
- ½ cup unsweetened flaked coconut
- ¾ cup all-purpose flour
- ½ teaspoon baking soda
- Preheat the oven to 350℉. Line a few large baking sheets with parchment paper.
- Cream together the butter, white sugar, and brown sugar with an electric handheld mixer on high speed for 30 seconds. Add the egg, vanilla, and salt and continue mixing until light and fluffy. Add the oatmeal, coconut, flour, and baking soda and mix on low speed until just combined.
- Scoop using a medium cookie scoop or teaspoon onto the prepared baking sheets, 8 cookies per pan. Bake cookies one pan at a time in the preheated oven for 8-10 minutes or until golden brown and just slightly soft looking on top. Let cool on the pan for a few minutes before transferring to a wire rack to finish cooling while you bake the remaining pans of cookies. Enjoy!
Love and Cookies,
I usually only bake with unsalted butter so I rarely have salted butter on hand. How much salt would you need to add if using unsalted butter. Is there a formula to use?
Yes, you would need to add 1/4 teaspoon additional salt to the recipe. The formula is 1/4 teaspoon salt per 1/2 cup of unsalted butter.
Hope you enjoy this recipe!
Can these be mixed in a stand mixer ? I have bad carpel tunnel so using a hand mixer isn’t possible .
Yes, a stand mixer works too!
Can you use old fashion oatmeal in place if quick?
Yes, you can probably use old fashioned oats in this recipe if you don’t have quick oats. However, the cookies might spread a bit more and the texture might be different. Let me know how it goes!
I loveeeeee them
These are awesome cookies family loves it thanks for sharing
That looks delicious 😋
How many cookies does this recipe make?
Thank you!! I think this recipe will make about 2 or 3 dozen, depending on how big you make the cookies!
Always a hit ! Love these
Thank you so much, Kay!
Sooo perfectly chewy🤩 would def reccomend 🥳
Mmm mmm. I’m pretty sure these cookies are my new favourite of your recipes! 😃 I made a batch this evening, and I need to get some out the door to our friends before I eat them all. 😜 Definitely saving this recipe!
Thrilled to hear this, Taryn! lol, you can't stop after one with these cookies!