Make Ahead

Coconut Oatmeal Cookies

June 16, 2011
1 Ratings
Photo by inpatskitchen
  • Makes about 3 dozen cookies
Author Notes

These cookies have been a family favorite for mom baked them, I bake them and my daughters bake them. The little ones love them! These are rich and buttery with a great chew.

If you're gluten free use white rice flour instead of all purpose. —inpatskitchen

What You'll Need
  • 1 cup ( 2 sticks) unsalted butter
  • 2 cups light brown sugar
  • 2 eggs, well beaten
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • A pinch of salt
  • 1/2 cup chopped walnuts or pecans
  • 1/2 cup shredded dried coconut ( unsweetened)
  • 2 cups rolled oats (check if making gluten free)
  • 2 cups AP flour (or white rice flour for gluten free)
  1. Cream the butter and sugar together, then incorporate the beaten eggs. Beat in the baking powder, baking soda and salt.Stir in the coconut, oatmeal, flour and chopped nuts. Chill the dough for about 30 minutes.
  2. After chilling, divide the dough into 3 equal pieces and then shape each piece into "logs" about 9 inches long. Wrap the rolls separately in waxed paper ( or parchment) and chill them overnight.
  3. When ready to bake, pre heat the oven to 350F, slice the logs about 1/4 to 1/3 inch and bake on a parchment lined ( or Silpat ) baking sheet for 12 to 14 minutes.

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  • Taylor Stanton
    Taylor Stanton
  • nogaga
  • inpatskitchen

Recipe by: inpatskitchen

I think I get my love for food and cooking from my mom, who was an amazing cook. She would start baking and freezing a month before Christmas in order to host our huge open house on Christmas afternoon. I watched and I this day I try not to procrastinate when it comes to entertaining. My cooking style is pretty much all over the place, although I'm definitely partial to Greek and Italian cuisine. Oh yes, throw a little Cajun in there too!

7 Reviews

Taylor S. January 1, 2016
These are way too good!!!! Whether they're on the browner side of done or just slightly under-baked, you really can't go wrong. With only brown sugar they have a wonderful caramel-molasses taste and the texture is great -- the oats assimilate very well into the batter along with the chopped pecans and coconut (I used unsweetened desiccated). Five starts all around!
inpatskitchen January 1, 2016
Oh I'm so Happy you enjoyed. These are absolutely my family's favorite cookie! Thanks for making them!
nogaga July 1, 2011
Cranberries sound good too... I really loved these. Here are the comments I submitted: These are very cool and well-conceived cookies. When you have fully whisked the butter, sugar and eggs together it appears certain the batter won't be able to absorb the rice flour, coconut, walnuts AND rolled oats—but lo and behold, it does! They come together to form perfect and convenient logs. (I think it'd be a great idea to keep one of these at the ready in the freezer at all times!) I wasn't sure how thick the slices should be, and I think I went a little on the too-thick side, but it didn't appear to have caused great harm. Mine turned out more golden than inpatskichen's and it just took a few more minutes for them to be ready. At 12 minutes on the dot my kitchen was suffused with a wonderful, rich scent! The result is wonderful. My favorite part about these cookies, apart from the fact that once you've got your logs frozen they take mere minutes to be ready, is that they are both very rich and light as clouds. As inpats kitchen says, they are not as dry as other oatmeal cookies; they are absolutely delectable. One note: instead of slicing right though these need to be gently sawed so as not to crumble when still frozen.
inpatskitchen July 1, 2011
Again thanks...I "fixed" the recipe (sorry about that) For a while it was showing as an EP, but I guess someone changed their mind. Probably in that computer glitch!!
nogaga July 1, 2011
I'm sure its the glitch. In any event, these are great and I will be making them again. Many thanks for the recipe!
inpatskitchen July 1, 2011
Sounds good! Friend Gigi26 adds dried cranberries and they're a hit in her family...Thanks for your kind words that seem to have disappeared from the head notes!
nogaga July 1, 2011
These were a big hit, inpatskitchen! I loved making them, and several people loved eating them. I have one question: what do you think of adding about a 1/4 cup of cacao nibs to these cookies?