Chocolate Chip Coconut Oatmeal Cookies packed with sweet coconut flakes, chocolate chips, and chewy oatmeal in every bite! These oatmeal chocolate chip cookies are so delicious, all the ingredients combined create a spectacular cookie like no other.
Oatmeal cookies are always satisfying, but when you add in chocolate chips and coconut, you really have a winning recipe! These chocolate oatmeal cookies are truly an indulgent and delicious dessert, it is impossible to just eat one.
Soft and chewy Oatmeal Cookies with Coconut
Making these oatmeal chocolate chip and coconut cookies is incredibly easy. There is no chill time required so the dough comes together quickly, it is as simple as mixing ingredients in bowls, scooping and baking. This is a perfect example of an easy cookie recipe for novice and professional bakers alike. They are a perfect treat for any occasion! Whip up a batch on a weeknight to have a wonderful after dinner dessert or over the weekend for a special treat, either way they will be a huge hit in your house.
Tips for making amazing cookies every time!
Here are a few tips and tricks for creating the most delicious cookies every time.
- First, I line my cookie sheets with a piece of parchment paper. They’re sold in sizes that fit a 12×16 cookie sheet perfectly and enable to cookies to bake well without sticking- and no mess from spraying oil on the cookie sheets!
- The second item is a KitchenAid mixer. I love mine! I have a Bosch as well but I find I use my KitchenAid for cookies. There is a cookie paddle that comes with every mixer that you attach to the top of the mixer. They’re easy to use and help you mix the ingredients uniformly.
- The third item is a cookie scoop! Years and years ago I used to use 2 spoons to measure and scrape cookie dough onto the pans. It wasn’t a perfect process and I often ended up with oblong cookies in various sizes. My solution? A cookie scoop! They come in three sizes- 1/2 tablespoon, 1.5 tablespoon and 3 tablespoon scoops. I used the small size- 1/2 tablespoon for these and I divided them into smaller pieces!
Chocolate Chip Coconut Oatmeal Cookies ingredients
Butter: You will need 1 stick of butter that has been softened, this is equal to ½ cup of butter.
Shortening: To make the cookies tender without losing flavor or causing the cookies to spread, add in ½ cup of butter-flavored shortening.
Brown sugar: To make the cookies sweet and chewy, you will need 1 cup of packed light brown sugar.
Granulated sugar: Add in ½ cup of white sugar to make the cookies a little more crisp in texture.
Eggs: You will need 2 large eggs to help bind the dough together well. This will keep the cookies from crumbling apart.
Vanilla extract: Use 1 teaspoon of vanilla extract to help enhance the flavors in the cookies well.
Coconut extract: Add in 1 teaspoon of coconut extract or coconut emulsion to make the cookies taste even better!
Pudding mix: You will need one 3.4-ounce sized box of coconut cream pudding mix to add to the dough. This adds more flavor and creates a great soft texture for the cookie.
Flour: You will need 1 ½ cups of all-purpose flour for the base of this recipe.
Baking soda: Add in 1 teaspoon of baking soda so that the cookies puff up nicely as they bake.
Salt: Use ½ teaspoon of salt to balance all the wonderful flavors in the cookies.
Oats: You will need 3 cups of rolled oats to make these cookies perfectly chewy.
Coconut: Add in 1 cup of sweetened coconut flakes to really make these cookies stronger in coconut flavor.
Chocolate chips: To make the cookies extra special, use 2 cups of semi-sweet chocolate chips.
How to Make Chocolate Chip Coconut Oatmeal Cookies
Start by preheating your oven to 350 degrees F. Then, line baking sheets with parchment paper and then set them aside.
Next, in a large bowl, cream together the butter, shortening, both brown and white sugars, eggs, and vanilla and coconut extracts, until smooth and creamy.
Then, add in the dry pudding mix and then stir again to combine well.
In a separate small bowl, whisk together the flour, baking soda, and salt until well mixed. Proceed to add the flour mixture to the butter mixture and stir well to fully combine.
Lastly, stir in the oats, shredded coconut, and chocolate chips until well incorporated.
Scoop the dough by the rounded tablespoon-sized balls and place them onto the prepared parchment-lined baking sheets.
For added deliciousness, add another 3-5 chocolate chips on top of each dough ball, if desired.
Bake in the oven for 9-11 minutes until light and golden. Be careful to not overbake the cookies.
Let the cookies cool for a few minutes, service slightly warm and enjoy!
How long are oatmeal cookies good for?
These cookies can stay fresh for up to a week if kept stored in an airtight container at room temperature. For best tasting results I recommend eating these cookies within 5 days. To keep cookies nice and soft, put a piece of bread in the container with them. The cookies absorb the moisture from the bread and stay fresh longer!
Can I freeze oatmeal chocolate chip cookies?
Yes, these cookies can be frozen for a longer storage solution. To do this simply place the cookies in an airtight container in the freezer for up to 3 months. When you are ready to eat a cookie, just place it on the counter for several minutes to thaw before enjoying it.
Why are my cookies coming out flat?
If your cookies are flat and spread out too much while baking, you may need to add a little bit more flour. Start by just adding a few tablespoons of flour to the batter and see if that is enough to help the shape of your cookies. If you are using a recipe with butter, make sure you are not completely melting the butter. There are a few cookie recipes that actually call for melted butter, but most of them just require the butter to be softened to room temperature.
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Chocolate Chip Coconut Oatmeal Cookies are loaded with sweet chocolate chips, coconut flakes, and chewy oatmeal in every cookie! These oatmeal chocolate chip cookies are incredibly tasty, the combined ingredients make a cookie dream come true.