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Chewy Coconut Oatmeal Cookies

I didn’t make any healthy eating resolutions, but since most people do, I have laid off the cookies. I didn’t want to tempt anyone by posting a cookie recipe. Well, it’s the middle of January and I can’t wait any longer. If you are still going strong on your resolution, ignore me. Or maybe listen because these Chewy Coconut Oatmeal Cookies have NO butter.

That’s right, there is no butter in the recipe, only coconut oil. And there is oatmeal, so these cookies are totally healthy. Sure, there is plenty of sugar, but I am counting them as healthy. New Years, Schmoo Years! It’s time for a cookie!

I’ve missed making a baking mess in our kitchen. There is something comforting about Gold Medal Flour everywhere and a sink full of dirty dishes. So maybe the comforting feeling of dirty dishes doesn’t last long, but these cookies are worth it. And that is what Josh is for. He’s a pretty handsome dish washer:)

If you have’t baked with coconut oil before, you are missing out. Run to the store and buy some. I buy Coconut Oil at Trader Joe’s. It is cheap and I love their brand. If you don’t have a Trader Joe’s, I am so sorry. Salt Lake City just recently got one and I want to move in. Love that store! Most stores carry coconut oil, so don’t worry. You can still find it.

Back to baking. The coconut oil is heavenly in these cookies. I am a butter lover, but I don’t miss it in these cookies. I added in shredded coconut to enhance the coconut flavor. The coconut smell is intoxicating!

The cookies are more on the simple side, but in a good way. The coconut flavor will transport you to a tropical island. And don’t we all need to be on a tropical island right now? Oh, wait…we are on our way to Hawaii right now. Wish you could all join us. Next time:)

Until then, make a batch of Chewy Coconut Oatmeal Cookies and enter coconut bliss!

Chewy Coconut Oatmeal Cookies

Yield: 2 1/2 dozen cookies

Cook Time: 10 minutes

Chewy coconut cookies made with coconut oil, coconut, and oatmeal. Coconut lovers will go crazy for these cookies.


2 3/4 cups Gold Medal all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 cup granulated sugar
1 cup brown sugar
2 large eggs
1 cup coconut oil (measured solid), melted and slightly cooled
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
1 cup shredded, sweetened coconut
1 cup quick oats


1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Line a large baking sheet with a Silpat baking mat or parchment paper and set aside.

2. In a large bowl, whisk together flour, baking soda, baking powder, and salt. Set aside.

3. In a large bowl cream together the sugar, eggs, coconut oil and vanilla extract until light and fluffy. Slowly add the dry ingredients and mix until combined. Stir in the oatmeal and coconut.

4. Drop by tablespoonfuls onto prepared baking sheet. Bake at 350 degrees for 10 minutes, or until the cookies are set and slightly browned. Let the cookies cool on the baking sheet for 2 minutes. Transfer to a wire cooling rack and cool completely.

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176 Responses to “Chewy Coconut Oatmeal Cookies”

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  1. Erica — January 16, 2013 @ 4:49 am

    owwww yum yum. I don’t have any coconut oil :( Is there another alternative? Or could butter be substituted? Thanks girl!

    • Two Peas replied: — January 16th, 2013 @ 7:32 pm

      You should get some coconut oil at Trader Joe’s. It’s amazing! I am sure butter would work, but you might lose some of the coconut flavor.

  2. Averie @ Averie Cooks — January 16, 2013 @ 5:04 am

    I was wondering why no cookies or sweets from you! I get it now. But I missed your cookies! I love that these use coconut oil. I have TONS on hand. In the instructions when you say cream the coconut oil but then in the directions you say it was melted and just slightly cooled, is it sort of a half solid/half liquid state and you’re just creaming that best as you can with the sugar and egg? They look sooo good!

    • Two Peas replied: — January 16th, 2013 @ 7:31 pm

      Maybe “cream” isn’t the best word to use, just mix them together until smooth!

  3. Bring on the cookies Baby!! I am so loving this cookie recipe! They look amazing!!! Yum!

  4. Jen @ Savory Simple — January 16, 2013 @ 8:05 am

    I love using coconut oil in baked goods! These look lovely.

  5. Christina @ This Woman Cooks! — January 16, 2013 @ 8:43 am

    I’d love those cookies!

  6. Kevin @ Closet Cooking — January 16, 2013 @ 8:44 am

    I am a big fan of coconut and those cookies look good! I need to try using coconut oil!

  7. Cookin' Canuck — January 16, 2013 @ 8:49 am

    I’ll have to look for Trader Joe’s coconut oil – the ones in the grocery stores can get a little pricey. These cookies look fantastic!

  8. Jenny Flake — January 16, 2013 @ 8:53 am

    I couldn’t stand not posting cookies anymore either, lol! These look wonderful!

  9. Julie @ Table for Two — January 16, 2013 @ 9:02 am

    I can only imagine how amazing these taste with the coconut oil!!! These look amazing, Maria!

  10. I love baking with coconut oil! These look so soft and chewy!

  11. Ashley — January 16, 2013 @ 9:14 am

    These sound delicious. I am betting the dough would make a nice crust for a coconut cream pie or similar dessert. Do you think it would roll well? I suppose you could also just pat it into the pan.
    Have a great time in Hawaii!

    • Two Peas replied: — January 16th, 2013 @ 7:30 pm

      A pie crust does sound good. I will have to try it and let you know!

  12. Cookbook Queen — January 16, 2013 @ 9:15 am

    Pretty sure these cookies are begging me to make them!! Yum!!!

  13. steph@stephsbitebybite — January 16, 2013 @ 9:41 am

    I think all I need is a big TALL glass of milk!

  14. naomi — January 16, 2013 @ 9:42 am

    You are the cookie queen. LOVE these and love that there’s coconut oil in it.

  15. Sommer@ASpicyPerspective — January 16, 2013 @ 10:03 am

    This might be the PERFECT cookie. And just imagine them dipped in melted chocolate….

  16. Taylor — January 16, 2013 @ 10:06 am

    I live in FL – my coconut oil stays in a liquid state. Any tips? How much liquid should I use? Should I put it in the fridge so it will thicken slightly? Thanks!

    • Two Peas replied: — January 16th, 2013 @ 7:30 pm

      Oh the humidity:) I haven’t tried measuring it in liquid form. Maybe try the same amount?

  17. HeatherChristo — January 16, 2013 @ 10:15 am

    It is SO time for a cookie- and these are right up my alley with the coconut Maria- love them!!

  18. yummy sounding:)

  19. The Kitchen Edition — January 16, 2013 @ 10:44 am

    Thanks for sharing – can’t wait to try. They look divine.

  20. oh loving the coconut in there!

  21. Marla Meridith — January 16, 2013 @ 11:07 am

    Love these cookies Maria!!!

  22. Marian (Sweetopia) — January 16, 2013 @ 11:08 am

    INteresting! No butter! I’ll definitely be trying these – can’t wait. xo

  23. Annalise — January 16, 2013 @ 11:51 am

    Um, what? NO butter?? These look amazing, gotta give ’em a try!

  24. Jill G — January 16, 2013 @ 11:53 am

    These look really good. I think addinf some dried mango or pineapple would be good.

  25. Jennifer — January 16, 2013 @ 12:29 pm

    I just made these cookies and they are AMAZING! They are now my official favorite cookie. We have contractors working in our house and they just told me it’s not fair to make the house smell so good while they’re trying to work. Thank you for all of the great recipes you share. You have been vicariously feeding my family since I discovered your site! :)

    • Two Peas replied: — January 16th, 2013 @ 7:28 pm

      Thanks for your kind comment. We are so glad you are enjoying our recipes.

  26. Gaby — January 16, 2013 @ 12:40 pm

    love me some coconut oil for baking!! can’t wait to try this one!

  27. Mary @ The Kitchen Paper — January 16, 2013 @ 1:21 pm

    I’ve been feeling guilt for not laying off the dessert recipes… I’ve posted only desserts this year!

    I have been looking for a good way to use some coconut I’ve had sitting around – these look delightful! Thanks!

  28. Katie @ Blonde Ambition — January 16, 2013 @ 4:00 pm

    I love using coconut oil in my cooking! But it’s not exactly clear whether it’s super healthy or not – it’s really high in saturated fats, however some say the kind of saturated fat it has is good. Regardless, it’s super yummy and these cookies sound delish!

  29. Lisa — January 16, 2013 @ 4:14 pm

    I attempted making these right now and the dough is super soft and crumbly. Should I just press it into a ball, if I can, to bake? Or should I add some more Coconut Oil?? HELP! They’re ready to bake!

    • Two Peas replied: — January 16th, 2013 @ 7:28 pm

      The dough is a little crumbly, but the cookies should form a ball. I hope that helps!

  30. Crystal — January 16, 2013 @ 5:11 pm

    Yummy!! I LOVE coconut!! Thanks for the awesome recipe :)

  31. Brooke — January 16, 2013 @ 5:36 pm

    Can I use Almond Flour instead of regular Flour, would this taste good? Just curious.

    • Two Peas replied: — January 16th, 2013 @ 7:27 pm

      I haven’t tried almond flour. Let me know if you try it!

  32. Jenny — January 16, 2013 @ 6:37 pm

    My son is going to love these. He loves all things coconut.

  33. Kari@Loaves n Dishes — January 16, 2013 @ 6:40 pm

    I wish we had Trader Joes. I have emailed them to no avail, but I won’t quit I’m stubborn like that. Coconut and oats in a cookie and perfect together!!! I adore these cookies.

  34. Aimee @ Simple Bites — January 16, 2013 @ 6:49 pm

    I’m so happy I have all of these ingredients in the pantry!! Perfect cookies, Maria. Love the winter white. =)

  35. Sarah — January 16, 2013 @ 6:50 pm

    Hi. Just made these and they turned out wonderful. The batter was very soft and crumbly and so I just shaped them into a ball. They made perfectly round, perfectly textured cookies. One thing to note on my cookies: I did not bother to melt my coconut oil…I just used the solid stuff (very solid up here in Alaska) and creamed it with the sugar, eggs, and vanilla. Seemed to work fine…like I said the texture was perfect. These will definitely be my go-to cookie for cold winter afternoons (like today).

    • Two Peas replied: — January 16th, 2013 @ 7:26 pm

      Glad you liked the cookies!

  36. tijuana (po' man meals) — January 16, 2013 @ 7:19 pm

    we are coconut lovers! absolutely making these!

  37. Carmen Gigstead — January 16, 2013 @ 7:53 pm

    So funny..I made cookies today too. I was trying to be good after the holidays and I just couldn’t wait any longer. I am so going to try this recipe. I have been wanting to have an excuse to by coconut oil and we have a Trader Joes in Olympia.

  38. janetha @ meals & moves — January 17, 2013 @ 12:07 am

    Mmm.. can’t wait to make!

  39. Joanne — January 17, 2013 @ 9:11 am

    These definitely count as health food in my book! Also – breakfast worthy. 😛

  40. Megan @ whatmegansmaking — January 17, 2013 @ 2:59 pm

    These look wonderful! I’ve never had coconut oil in cookies, but I bet it gives a great flavor. And I agree – I can only go so long without posting a dessert recipe 😉

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