Recipe for Coconut Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies

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I know everyone is probably sick of cookies and cookie recipes, but NOT me! The holidays did not burn me out. Cookies hold a special place in my heart. They just make me happy…and my tummy happy too!

We had some friends over to watch a movie, so of course I had to bake a treat! I was in the mood for oatmeal cookies and they are Josh’s favorite too! I wanted something a little different though. This time I added coconut and chocolate chips! A divine combo indeed! We especially loved these with a glass of cold milk!! These are the perfect dunkaroos!

Coconut Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies

5 from 1 vote
Prep Time
10 minutes
2 dozen cookies


  • 1 1/4 cups flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter
  • 1 egg
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1 cup oats old fashion
  • 1 cup shredded coconut
  • 1 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips


  1. Preheat oven to 350. Sift together flour, baking powder, baking soda, and salt into a bowl. Cream together sugars and butter with a mixer. Add egg and vanilla and beat until smooth, about 2 minutes. Slowly add in flour mixture. Stir in oats and coconut. Add in chocolate chips. Shape to form 1 inch balls. Place on ungreased cookie sheet about 2 inches apart and bake 10-12 minutes or until tops are golden. They will still be soft. Let sit on cookie sheet for 2 minutes and transfer to a wire cooling rack to cool completely.

Maria Lichty

I’m Maria and my husband is Josh. We share a love of cooking, baking, and entertaining. We enjoy creating recipes that are simple, fresh, and family friendly. We love sitting around the table with good food, good conversation, and good friends and family! Our kitchen is always open!
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  1. Me neither.. I am not sick of them.. I don’t think I ever will… I am a huge fan of coconut… coconut perfume.. you name it, if I could buy Hawaiian Tropic in a bottle I would…

    Um.. So delish…

  2. Oooh — I bet coconut adds the perfect touch! Thanks for the heads up about cooking time — I am sure that I would overcook without that warning. Oh, and your scones from yesterday look seriously delicious as well!

  3. I NEVER get sick of the cookie recipes! This one looks good, I will have to try it out this week. It was so great seeing you!! We will need to spend more time together when I come to Utah again. Guess what…? My parents have their house up for sale and are buying a house in Oakley. Random, huh?

  4. Those cookies are right up my alley! I love coconut, love chocolate chip cookies and love oatmeal cookies! You’re a woman after my own heart! haha

  5. AMAZING cookies!!!

    **Just as a heads up: I will not be able to comment on blogs as often now, during this semester, due to work overload (I’m stressed already) – PLEASE know that I’m still loyally reading, but just won’t have time to comment. I hope you understand!!

  6. Oatmeal cookies are my favourite. And can be eaten when I wake up because… oatmeal!
    Today I am baking with blueberries and lemon and it is all your fault. 🙂

  7. i’m fairly certain that i’ll never grow tired of cookies, and if i do, it’ll be a sad, sad day indeed. i love your combination of add-ins–very nice.

  8. this is a healthy and delicious cookie. Coconut has healing properties, oatmeal is plain healthy and chocolate has antioxidants. Yeh!

  9. I made these last night and they are sooooo incredibly good! And dangerous! My boyfriend and I couldn’t stop eating them.

  10. I was looking for a good cookie recipe to use up the coconut I had and this is definitely it! I just whipped it up and have already sampled the first batch – delicious! I like the proportions of ingredients too – they don't overpower each other. 🙂

  11. I had coconut chocolate chip cookies in portland the last time I was there and have been craving them over since! The dough is delish – the cookies were yum!

  12. Made these yesterday for the office – they were all gone a few hours later. The only thing I would do is add more coconut but thats just me. Oh and dont go past 12 minutes as the recipe suggest – any longer and you’ll have rocks.

  13. I made these today while the baby was sleeping…  and WOW!  They were delicious – perfect combination and just the right sweetness!  Thank you for sharing!  Definitely a keeper!!

  14. Tried these today! Omg they are a BOMB! My hubby adores coconut and melted choc chips.
    One remark – balls of dough did not melt into flat cookie shapes. I had to press them down with a fork half way through. And second batch was shaped into flat cookies from the beginning. Didn’t affect deliciousness of this miracle of course! Yuummmmmm!!!!

  15. I have made this recipe. It has become my grandson’s favorite cookie! What’s not to love? Can’t go wrong with chocolate and coconut. Sometime I use a variety of chocolate chips… equally delicious.

  16. 5 stars
    Amazing!!! This is one of the best cookies I’ve ever eaten! The texture was beyond perfect: chewy inside, a bit crispy on the outside, and melt in your mouth delicious! My partner said they were the best she’d ever eaten, like a Girl Scout Samoa, but wayyy better! Thank you SO much for this AWESOME recipe!!! 

  17. 3 stars
    Made these this morning.  Flavor was good, I eliminated the white sugar and increased the brown sugar to 3/4 cup.  As I don’t care for soft cookies, I increased the bake time to 18 minutes…still weren’t crisp enough for my taste.  Otherwise, I like the flavor but wish they were crisper.

  18. 5 stars
    These were scrumptious! I added walnuts, too, and used Crisco because I was out of butter. Definitely make these and eat them!!

  19. 5 stars
    Hi! These have become my go-to cookies and have made me famous amongst friends and fam. Everyone adores them. Particularly delish when they are a couple of hours fresh out of the oven, but still yum the next day. Thanks so much for sharing your recipe! 

  20. 5 stars
    So, so good!  I tried them with a half cup of chocolate chips and a half cup of caramel chips.  Turned out so sweet and chewy and perfect!  Thanks for the recipe; I will definitely keep using it!

  21. These cookies are delicious! I used sea salt and Ghirardelli mini chocolate chips. Next time I’ll double the batch and cook a minute or two less. Five stars! Thank you!

  22. 5 stars
    If I could give these cookies a higher rating, I would. They’ve become a family favourite and I often make them – they go so quick I double it every time and make about 50 cookies! I chop up two blocks of Whittaker’s dark Ghana for the chocolate, and it takes the cookies to a new level of irregular chocolatey heaven :)) thank you for this recipe!

  23. These are great! Easy to make. I also love that the recipe is for a good amount and not 4,5,6 dozen. For my personal taste they are a bit sweet. Do you think I could half the sugar in the dough and still maintain the integrity of the overall cookie? Thanks.

  24. Trying them for the first time – I doubled the recipe, using two jumbo size eggs and then found I needed to add an extra egg to make it all come together. Love the idea of chocolate (yummy), coconut (chichis anyone) and oatmeal (git yer Scot on) in one cookie

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