Oatmeal-Dark Chocolate Chip & Coconut Cookies
For as long as I can remember, coconut never really did much for me when it came to dessert. Sure, coconut included in something like carrot cake was great, but just coconut… as a primary flavor? Meh. Then, last summer, something happened. I made toasted coconut and dark chocolate chunk ice cream, and it was like the heavens opened and angels sang. I fell in love with the flavor combination and, more importantly, coconut itself. My infatuation was heightened this past spring when I made coconut cupcakes for Easter; I could have eaten that frosting with a spoon! Last week, I found myself thinking about that ice cream and decided to transform the flavors into oatmeal cookies.
I usually save oatmeal-raisin cookies for fall baking (is that weird? they seem so warm and cozy and fall-like!), but recreating my favorite ice cream from last summer into a cookie seemed like the perfect thing to make as summer winds down this year. Between all of the oats, chocolate chips and coconut, these cookies are packed totally full and have a tremendous amount of texture in every single bite.
I adore the combination of dark chocolate with coconut, but if you prefer semisweet, milk, or even white, feel free to substitute those! I hope you enjoy this last full week of summer and add some cookies to your days :)
One year ago: Zucchini Corn Fritters
Two years ago: Peach Strudel
Three years ago: Honey Fig Scones
Four years ago: Lemon Bars
Six years ago: Croissants
Oatmeal-Dark Chocolate Chip & Coconut Cookies
- 1½ cups (181 g) all-purpose flour
- ½ teaspoon (0.5 teaspoon) baking powder
- ½ teaspoon (0.5 teaspoon) salt
- 1 cup (227 g) unsalted butter, softened but still cool
- 1 cup (213 g) light brown sugar
- 1 cup (198 g) granulated sugar
- 2 eggs
- 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
- 3 cups (298 g) old-fashioned rolled oats
- 1½ cups (255 g) dark chocolate chips
- ½ cup (43 g) sweetened shredded coconut
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees F; adjust oven racks to low and middle positions. Line baking sheets with parchment paper.
- Whisk the flour, baking powder and salt in a small bowl; set aside.
- Cream together the butter and both sugars on medium speed until light and fluffy, about 3 minutes. Beat in the eggs, one at a time, and then mix in the vanilla.
- Stir in the flour mixture with a wooden spoon or a large rubber spatula, then stir in the oats, chocolate chips and shredded coconut.
- Using 2 heaping tablespoons per cookie, roll the dough into balls and place on the cookie sheets, spacing them at least 2 inches apart. Bake until the cookie edges are golden brown, but the middles are still quite pale, about 12 to 14 minutes. Rotate the sheets from front to back and top to bottom halfway through the baking time. Cool the cookies on the baking sheets for 2 minutes, then transfer to a cooling rack to cool for at least 30 minutes. Cookies can be stored in an airtight container at room temperature for up to 5 days.
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Can I omit the coconut?
Can. I skip the oats all together and stick to the rest of the recipe?
These were awesome! I actually turned them into lactation cookies by adding 1/2c brewers yeast, 1/4c ground flax seed and 1/2c coconut oil. Turned out perfectly! Thanks for the idea (and the excuse to eat cookies ‘because they serve a purpose’ 😉)
Replaced the butter with coconut oil and honey instead of the granulated sugar just to make it a little healthier ! Made then all eaten !!! Thank you.
I’ve been making these religiously for months! I found I could cut back the sugar to half, and I use whole wheat flour. I also add about 1/2 cup of pumpkin seeds. They are a delicious, filling, hearty after school snack on the way to our many activities.
Wow ! My son gets so hungry and one of theses fills him up I put walnuts in them very good ! And they came out perfect I live at high altitude so I raised the heat a lil bit I’m so happy 🤗
This is my favourite cookie recipe! I love everything about it!,
These are my new favorite cookie. What’s not to like, chocolate chips, coconut and oats. They make a chewy yummy bite!! I wouldn’t change a thing.
We made these and they turned out excellent!
The key to a great chocolate chip cookie is all in the texture, and these had great texture.
I tried this yesterday but only had a left over dark chocolate bar in the frezzer so I added some chopped pecans and butter scotch chips with the remainder of said frozen chocolate bar (chopped up). It was delicious! Will be my go to from now on!
Another cookie recipe tried – another cookie recipe saved. Oatmeal cookies always fall into the this can make a good breakfast category for me, so I always try to make them a bit “healthier”: leaving cutting the sugar to 350g total (and, having tasted the cookies, cutting down a bit more would work, too) and adding in blueberries worked really well!
hoping to hear from you regarding the amount of oats (grams?) in this recipe?
is it 3 cups or 298 grams? they do not seem to be the same.
Hi Phyllis, I use this ingredient weight chart for my ingredients: http://www.kingarthurflour.com/recipe/master-weight-chart.html. According to it, 1 cup of old-fashioned rolled oats is 3.5 ounces, which means that 3 cups = 10.5 ounces. Converting 10.5 ounces to grams results in 297.67 grams… I rounded to 298.
Hi, and thank you…. I did look athe King Arthur amounts but I measured myslef w/ a kitchen scale and one cup of rolled oats is 2.75 oz or 67 grams…. I am not sure what this is all about, but 298 grams seems too much as I was adding.. So I just used 3.5 cups, way less than the 298 grams in the recipe.
Anyway, just wondering, as my scale is “right on.”
For anyone reading the comments today and wondering if the gram measurements are off. I think it was Phyllis’s scale that was off. I measured out three cups and it came out to almost exactly 298 grams!
do you mean 198 grams for the oatmeal? 298 is much more, nearly 4 cups of oatmeal. Please clarify.
Plus, I had to bake for 18 minutes….
I just made these they are awesome. I used coconut oil instead of butter and unsweetened shredded coconut but they are plenty sweet. They’re almist healthy! Thanks!
Anne Marie K…..did you use 298 grams of oatmeal? that is much more that the 3 cups called for…. just wondering.
I have been searching for a great cookie recipe incorporating oatmeal, chocolate chip and coconut and this is it! I went a little further by adding a half cup of toasted chopped pecans and a tiny sprinkle of kosher salt on top of the raw cookies before baking. Bam! Boo-Yah.
I am planning on making these for an upcoming cookie exchange. I have to make 6 dozen but can’t possibly do it all in one day. Do you think this dough would keep in the fridge for three-four days? Thanks!
Hi Jessica, I think the dough would be okay for 3-4 days.
Thank u so much!
OMG! I made these cookies today, and they are insanely delicious! Usually, I am pretty indifferent to cookies but these ones are heavenly good! Thank you, Michelle, so much! I’m everybody’s favorite girl right now… :-D
Are these cookies soft and chewy or crispy?
Soft and chewy! :)
I have never once posted on an internet site before, yet I couldn’t help myself on your blog. Having stumbled upon it a little while back, I have come to adore your site, thank you for sharing your recipes (I must have tested a dozen or so over the past few months). My hubby loves these cookies and many of the other recipes I’ve tried. I’ve been dishing out your site to anyone who’ll listen. Keep up the fantastic work and I look forward to testing more of your recipes in the future.
I tested this recipe and I really liked it. Oat and chocolat are my favorites.
Thank you for sharing your recipes.
These look amazing. I love coconut as well, just wondering if I can substitute coconut oil for the butter?
Hi Jo-Anne, I haven’t tried making that substitution, so I can’t guarantee the outcome, but you could certainly try.
Just made a batch of these. They are delicious. Thank you, once again for sharing such a great recipe. xoxo
These look amazing and I will definitely be making these as written. However, my sister cannot eat coconut… can I just leave it out or should I adjust something else to compensate? Thanks!
Hi Emilia, You can just leave it out. Enjoy!
Thanks, Michelle….really looking forward to making these!
Such a good way to incorporate coconut into cookies, and I LOVE anything coconut tasting!
Thanks so much for giving the measurements in grams. Because of the huge differences in weather where I live (depending on the time of year) I really prefer to weigh my flour. I look forward to Friday and more pictures of your fur babies.
It seems like the past few years I’ve been more and more obsessed with coconut, especially coconut milk. I can totally see your toasted coconut ice cream sandwiched between these cookies for the ultimate coconut ice cream sandwich.
I just made these today and they were totally worth heating up the kitchen for! They’re so good!!!
It’s not truly the last week of summer. Fall doesn’t start until September 21st. Don’t cut summer short!
When I was a kid I hated coconut, but now I love it and how it pairs with other flavors like in these cookies.
You finally put up grams! i never checked out your site because I can’t stand the American volume measurements. Thank you so much!
YUM. Oatmeal. Dark Chocolate. Coconut. Three of my favorite things!
I’m making these tomorrow.
Speaking of coconut, I made coconut meringues from the egg whites left from a batch or two of ice cream. They were FABULOUS. Nothing like the coconut!
These sound amazing! Must make this week.
Yes! I absolutely love coconut in my chocolate chip cookies!
Oatmeal cookies are my fav – these look wonderful!!
After reading this I too need to give coconut more recognition because these look and sound gorgeous!
These cookies sounds like they need to be made right now! My boyfriend has never really been a huge coconut fan, but I can see even him grabbing a few of these. I’ve always preferred chocolate chips to raisins in my cookies!
I’m obsessed with coconut, and I love it in my oatmeal cookies. These look delicious!
We just made a baked oatmeal that had a similar flavor profile for breakfast this morning. I agree about the combination of dark chocolate and coconut; it’s just heavenly! Of course, I’ve always loved coconut with anything!
Hi! Can I make this using plain desiccated coconut?
Yes, that should work!
Love the dark chocolate coconut combination! Perfect for oatmeal cookies!
I totally almost made oatmeal + coconut cookies yesterday! It must be meant to be since you posted this recipe today. I want some of these with some chocolate milk :)
I’ve had a similar falling in love with coconut situation. Now I can’t get enough. And you’ve officially combined 3 of my favorite cookie things in one recipe: chocolate, oats, and coconut! Can’t wait to try this out!
These look amazing! Love coconut and oatmeal!
Coconut has always done it for and why this dark chocolate and coconut combination has me swooning :)
This recipe sounds soo good! Need to try it! :)
I love this combo as well – I’ll be making these cookies for sure. I’m like you – I don’t usually make oatmeal-raisin cookies until fall.
If you like this combo, you might want to check out German Chocolate Pie. It is different from the cake and adds pecans to the chocolate and coconut. I suggest one of the recipes that requires baking the pie. Delicious!
I am definitely making these for a college bound care package. Yesterday we had our annual football fantasy draft party and I made your blueberry peach cake from an earlier July post. Went over very big!!!!Everyone was raving about it!! Thank you Michelle! You are a big part of our cooking experience! Love Love Love your blog. Besides checking with Cooks Illustrated BEB is my go to source!
Dark chocolate and coconut is the best combo ever! I should make these with my daughter for something fun to do this afternoon. Of course, we did score our first Elsa doll last night so she’s already flying high.
Oh thank you for including butter in grams!
My favorite oatmeal cookies take forever (even though they’re so good), maybe this will be a faster recipe. Pinning. Monday greetings to Einstein and Duke :)
Well, you just answered a question I had. I have been remiss in my ice cream making and just a little while ago resolved to take care of this tomorrow, even if it was just plain vanilla….this deed is getting done. I have chocolate and coconut handy so all that is left to do is get my where-with-all in gear. Thanks
May as well go ahead and make the cookies too while I the bulk of the ingredients out already. Gotta start to fatten myself up for winter :)