Coconut Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies

Quick Summary

Oatmeal Coconut Chocolate Chip Cookies- soft and chewy oatmeal cookies with shredded coconut and lots of chocolate chips! This cookie recipe is a family favorite!

oatmeal coconut chocolate chip cookies

Cookies hold a special place in my heart. They just make me happy…and my tummy happy too! I have A LOT of favorite recipes, but these Oatmeal Coconut Chocolate Chip Cookies are at the very top of the list. I have been making them since I was little so there is the nostalgic factor, but they are also VERY delicious.

This cookie recipe is a good one to have in your regular repertoire. They turn out perfect every time, everyone loves them, and they are a classic. You can’t go wrong!

The cookies are soft, chewy, sweet, and have the perfect amount of coconut and chocolate. I use sweetened coconut and semi-chocolate chips, but if you prefer milk or dark chocolate, go for it! The cookies are great on their own or dunked in a glass of cold milk!

Make a batch TODAY! I know you will LOVE them!

And you can double the recipe, I often do because these cookies never last long:)

stack of oatmeal coconut chocolate chip cookies

How to Store

The cookies will keep in an airtight container on the counter for up to four days. You can also freeze the baked cookies for up to 3 months. Place in a freezer bag or freezer container and freeze. They are good frozen or you can let them come to room temperature.

If you want to freeze the cookie dough, shape the dough into balls and place the balls on a baking sheet or tray. Place in the freezer for 30 minutes or until balls are hard. Transfer to a freezer bag or freezer container and freeze for up to 3 months. When ready to bake, preheat the oven and bake! You don’t have to defrost the dough, just add a few minutes to the baking time.

oatmeal coconut chocolate chip cookie dough


Can I use quick oats?

I prefer old fashioned oats for this recipe.

Do you use sweetened or unsweetened coconut?

I like to use sweetened coconut flakes, but unsweetened will work too.

Do you use unsalted or salted butter?

I like to use unsalted butter so I can control the amount of salt in the recipe. If you only have salted butter, you can use it, just adjust the salt to your taste.

What kind of chocolate chips do you use?

I like semi-sweet and Guittard is my favorite brand. You can use milk or dark chocolate chips. You can even try white chocolate, butterscotch, or peanut butter chips!

Coconut Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies

Soft and chewy coconut oatmeal cookies that are dotted with chocolate chips! These cookies are a family favorite!
4.88 from 25 votes


  • 1 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter, at room temperature
  • 1 large egg
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1 cup old fashioned oats
  • 1 cup shredded coconut
  • 1 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips


  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
  • Whisk together flour, baking powder, baking soda, and salt into a bowl. Set aside.
  • Cream together sugars and butter with a mixer. Add egg and vanilla and beat until combined. Add in the dry ingredients and mix until just combined. Don't over mix.
  • Stir in oats, coconut, and chocolate chips.
  • Roll the cookie dough into balls or use a cookie scoop, about 1 tablespoon of dough per cookie. Place on a large baking sheet that has been lined with parchment paper or a Silpat baking mat, about 2 inches apart.
  • Bake for 8 to 10 minutes or until tops are slightly golden. They will still be soft. Let sit on cookie sheet for 2 minutes and transfer to a wire cooling rack to cool completely.


You can double this recipe! 


Calories: 169kcal, Carbohydrates: 22g, Protein: 2g, Fat: 8g, Saturated Fat: 5g, Cholesterol: 17mg, Sodium: 110mg, Potassium: 100mg, Fiber: 1g, Sugar: 13g, Vitamin A: 132IU, Calcium: 21mg, Iron: 1mg

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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. Love these cookies! Next time I make them, and there definitely will be a next time, I will add more chocolate chips. Just a personal preference. I’m a chocoholic.

  2. 5 stars
    These are amazing! My Husband always wants me to make them and they are definitely our new favorites.

  3. 5 stars
    This is my favorite cookie recipe. Thank you so much for sharing. I’m making my second batch this week. Can’t seem to keep any in the cookie jar.

  4. Hi Mara: You might want to change your recipe as the next step after preheating the oven goes directly to shaping the dough to put in the oven!

  5. I had unsweetened coconut in my pantry and came across this recipe in my attempt to use it. Turns out these cookies are delicious!! They will be a regular in my house from now on and I intend to share with friends and family. I just love it when internet search end so well. Thanks for a delicious and unexpected Easter treat!

  6. After trying for the first time (and they were amazing) I used same recipe using an extra half stick of butter & used 1/2 of chocolate chips + 1/2 caramel chips (sticking to your ratio) and then added 1/4 cup marshmallows and they were also amazing)

    Thank you so much for the recipe!!

  7. 5 stars
    I make these cookies quite often and have for years. The only difference is that I add one cup of chopped walnuts also.

  8. 5 stars
    I’m leaving this comment as I’m eating these warm, gooey sweet thangs ! I followed the recipe to a tee and these cookies are delicious!!! And as my husband so eloquently put it, this cookie has something for everyone…it’s a win, win

  9. Growing up in the rainy Northwest, I often watched and sometimes helped my mom bake her chocolate chip cookies and oatmeal cookies with chocolate chips. Eventually I could make them myself. I decided to add coconut and walnuts to the oatmeal chocolate chips and everyone went crazy happy. Like it was candy. It was a big hit in the 1960’s in my neighborhood.

  10. 5 stars
    These cookies were exactly what I had in mind when I did a recipe search. Thanks so much for sharing! I thought I was going to say I made them exactly as written, as that was my intention, until I discovered I only had half of the semi-sweet chocolate chips on hand. But some milk chocolate chips came to the rescue! They ended up being about half of each kind and I’ll do the same again when I make them next. I made a double batch, scooped half onto a baking sheet and put them in the freezer so they’d be firm enough to bag and put into deep freeze for another day. By the time I baked the other half, did some other meal prep and washed the dishes I was able to bag them up and into the freezer. Measure once, do dishes once, have fresh cookies twice! Or a gift to give away. Win!

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