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!
4.91 from 31 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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  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. Oatmeal chocolate chip are my favorite kind of cookies! I never thought to add coconut! mmm 😉 Hope you having a nice one.

  4. 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?

  5. I should not have looked at these..yummmy! I love oatmeal, coconut and well chocolate! Thanks for sharing your recipe.

  6. Loved seeing your pictures of the snow – I just wish I was somewhere warm looking at them. 🙂

  7. 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

  8. 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!!

  9. 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. 🙂

  10. 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.

  11. I’m not sick of seeing more cookie recipes, not at all!!!! Love all you’ve created so far! 😀

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

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

  14. 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. 🙂

  15. 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!

  16. This, my friends, is an ideal cookie. Crispy on the outside, soft on the inside, and a delicious flavor with a coconut crunch. Perfection!

  17. 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.

  18. 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!!

  19. 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!!!!

  20. Just made these, they are delicious. Used toasted coconut flakes and they came out so yummy!

  21. These cookies turned out amazing. They are soft and gooey and not starchy. Great recipe. Thank you!!

  22. 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.

  23. 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!!! 

  24. 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.

  25. 5 stars
    These were scrumptious! I added walnuts, too, and used Crisco because I was out of butter. Definitely make these and eat them!!

  26. 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! 

  27. 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!

  28. 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!

  29. 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!

  30. 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.

  31. 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

    1. I used minute oats, only brown sugar and I toasted my coconut also and flattened them a bit before baking.
      The middle was soft and edges crunchy. Soooo good!

  32. OMG!
    This recipe is sooo delicious. The cookie is soft in the middle and crispy on the edges. Perfection!
    Thanks for sharing your recipe.
    Note: I flattened my cookies a bit before baking.

  33. 5 stars
    These were so good! I used quick oats bc I didn’t have rolled, but texture was still great! I don’t always love the texture of shredded coconut but it blended in well! My kids loved these, crispy and chewy all at the same time, I will definitely make again!

  34. 5 stars
    Just made these cookies for the long weekend and they’re so yummy!! I followed the recipe as is and it turned out great!! Will definitely add this to the cookie rotation. Thanks for sharing!

  35. 5 stars
    So easy and delicious! So chewy and chocolate! Appoved by my 21 year old son…he ate 8 in one sitting! I made a second batch with chopped pecans! Even better!
    Thanks for another amazing cookie recipe Maria!

  36. 5 stars
    Love these cookies!!! Still soft and chewy the next day which is so important to me! I made a few tweaks and thought I’d share them. I used quick oats as opposed to traditional to keep the consistency with the shredded coconut more similar (personal preference). Also I made the first half of the batch without chocolate chips added, and instead I placed a milk chocolate square on top (or buried in the dough) and that was really really yummy! Of course the chocolate chips are also great, but I think I prefer the flavour of the milk chocolate with the coconut. You could even make these without the chocolate chips and they are still to die for! Thank you so much!!

  37. 5 stars
    Best biscuit I’ve made in along time, I altered the quantity of butter to only 105 grams and used a mixture of milk and white chocolate, left in for 15 minutes, has a nice crunch

  38. Hello!! These are ideal cookie for I love coconut, oats and chocolate! I’ve made them 3x now but 2 of the 3 times the dough was too goopy and the cookies didn’t form well. I made sure to have room temp butter – not right from the fridge. Have double checked the measurements too! Any thoughts on why it’s too runny? Thanks! 🙂

  39. 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.

  40. 5 stars
    These are amazing! My Husband always wants me to make them and they are definitely our new favorites.

  41. 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.

  42. 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!

  43. 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!

  44. 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!!

  45. 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.

  46. 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

  47. 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.

  48. 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!

  49. These are so good!! I topped them with a little course salt at the end and froze the dough about 10-15 mins before baking so it took a little longer for them to cook but they turned out PERFECT! I also slapped the pans while in the oven to flatten them out a little. (My family is super picky about thin crispy cookies ) lol. Again, another keeper ! My family will LOVE these

  50. 5 stars
    Just made those cookies and they are exactly the type of cookie I love. A little crunch but soft in the middle. I was a bit worried about all the dry ingredients with only a half cup of butter but they are perfect. Did not change a thing other than I cooked mine about 11 minutes. Thank you, this is definitely a repeat recipe.

  51. I LOVED these cookies. Can I make them into bars instead? Will the cooking time be different? Can I use sweetened coconut?

    1. I am glad you loved the cookies. I haven’t tried bars. I am guessing 25-30 minutes in a pan, but check early to be safe. You can use sweetened coconut. Let me know if you try bars!

  52. I would like to make these cookies into bars in a 81/2 inch square pan. How long should the baking time be?

  53. 5 stars
    Incredible texture, and very tasty. Will definitely be making these again! Might add cinnamon next time and see if it adds anything to the recipe.

  54. 5 stars
    Wow, so delicious…might even be one of the best cookies I’ve ever had! Thank you so much for this wonderful recipe!

  55. These cookies are GREAT! I have to say that this is the top requested cookie with my family. I’m getting ready to make another batch right now.