Simple to make, with a crisp texture and just a bit sweet, a batch of these cookies can be put together while your oven preheats and the butter is melted.
Coconut Oatmeal Cookies – makes 5-6 dozen cookies
NOTE: 2nd amount is for a half recipe
2 cups oatmeal (rolled oats) / 1 cup
3 cups Baker’s Sweetened Coconut / 1 1/2 cups
2 cups flour / 1 cup
2 cups sugar, white / 1 cup
2 tsp baking powder / 1 tsp
2 cups (4 sticks) melted butter**, cooled / 1 cup
2 eggs, slightly beaten / 1 egg
1 tsp vanilla extract / 1/2 tsp
** used salted butter
Preheat oven to 350 deg F.
Combine all dry ingredients in a large mixing bowl. Add the wet ingredients and make sure everything is mixed together. The dough will be wet and sticky.
Place teaspoonfuls of the batter on a cookie sheet about 2 inches apart. The cookies will spread so only add 12 cookies per sheet.
Bake for 12-15 until the cookies are golden brown around the edges.
Let cool on baking sheet for 10 min then transfer to a cooling rack using a thin flexible metal spatula.
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Trial 1 (cookies on the left): Cookies were baked right after the dough was mixed. It took 15 min for the edges to brown and the bottom to be golden. Spread quite a bit.
Trial 2 (cookies on the right) : In an attempt to reduce the spreading, the rest of the dough was shaped into 1 inch balls and refrigerated for 30 min. A second tray was baked at that point. Butter was observed to ooze out and pool around the cookie after about 5-10 minutes. As the cookies were not done after 15 min, they were baked for an additional 5 minutes. During this time, the butter disappeared. Next time, I might reduce the butter used, by 2-4 tbsp on a half recipe.
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10 thoughts on “Coconut Oatmeal Cookies”
Crispy and delicious!!
I have been looking for ideas for Christmas cookies, and these look great! I love the idea of coconut/oatmeal combo.
It’s a nice cookie. Not overly sweet. If you want to dress it up, you could always drizzle thin lines of melted chocolate over the top. Or add some finely diced dried cranberry or cherry to the dough.
I love oatmeal cookies and this is a great flavor combo – and bonus, easily made because of the melted butter!! It’s so hard to soften butter at my folk’s house, which is where I do most of my baking (love their sweet tooths!) because it’s 900 kajillion degrees there! Saving to try for sure! 🙂
In winter, I’m too impatient to wait for butter to soften at room temperature which is why this recipe caught my eye. 🙂