Coconut Lover’s Oatmeal Cookies

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Chewy Coconut Oatmeal Cookies are the ultimate cookie for any coconut lover.

These cookies are so chewy, so irresistible, I actually burned my mouth eating a second cookie while they were still piping hot from the oven.

Made with coconut oil, these oatmeal cookies also happen to be dairy free. This oatmeal coconut recipe makes everyone happy.

Coconut Lover's Oatmeal Cookie

Oatmeal Coconut Cookies

If you have a coconut lover in your life, you need these coconut lover’s cookies. This is the chewiest, most coconut filled cookie I have ever tasted.

With just a handful of ingredients, a bowl, and a spoon, you can stir these coconut oatmeal cookies together in about three minutes. They are beyond easy to make!

If you truly love coconut, if you would happily eat shredded coconut by the spoonful, if you think there is no such thing as too much coconut, you’ll probably love these as much as I do.

True confession: I wound up eating these cookies for my lunch, dinner, and breakfast the following morning.

While I enjoy most desserts, my sweet tooth is usually pretty easily satisfied with just a couple of cookies. The oatmeal coconut cookies were so good that I found them completely irresistible.

Coconut Oil Oatmeal Cookies

I’ve made lots of coconut treats that use sweetened coconut flakes in the dough. Toffee Coconut Pecan Chocolate Chip Cookies combine some of my favorite things into one delicious cookie and I’ll never turn down Coconut Scone Cookies for breakfast.

With Coconut Lover’s Oatmeal Cookies, I got even more coconut flavor into the cookies by using melted coconut oil in the dough.

Coconut oil acts very similarly to butter when baked resulting in a flaky, moist cookie. It also makes this recipe completely dairy free.

I love baking for people and knowing that I can share these favorite cookies with both my dairy free friends and wheat free friends is delightful! That said, most people would never guess these cookies don’t have any butter in them.

Coconut Lover's Cookies - you need to make these for the coconut lover in your life!

Gluten Free Cookies

Did I mention that Oatmeal Coconut Cookies are also gluten free? This is an oatmeal cookie recipe without flour.

Rolled oats are combined with the coconut, coconut oil, brown sugar, and eggs to make the dough. 

This is a loose cookie “dough,” as you can see in the video. You’ll need to press the cookies together slightly with your hands after scooping them onto the cookie sheet.

Coconut Lover's Oatmeal Cookies recipe by Barefeet In The Kitchen

A chewy oatmeal cookie is always welcome on my snack plate. From classic Chewy Oatmeal Raisin Cookies to  Oatmeal Butterscotch Cookies and Cranberry Chocolate Chip Oatmeal Cookies, I love them all.

Oatmeal cookies have inspired plenty of other meals, snacks and treats that my family enjoys too.

If you haven’t tried my Chewy Raisin Baked Oatmeal Cups for breakfast, add it to your list, along with Oatmeal Cookie Ice Cream.

If you love the combination of coconut flakes and oatmeal in these Coconut Lover’s Oatmeal Cookies, you’ll also enjoy these Coconut Oatmeal Cookie Dough Bites that I shared a while back. They’re delightfully bite sized treats packet with coconut flavor.

Give our Pineapple and Coconut Baked Oatmeal recipe a try to add a tropical twist to your next breakfast! I’ve also been eyeing the recipe for Coconut Baked French Toast with Oatmeal Crumble I found over on Foodie Crush. Doesn’t that sound incredible?

Coconut Lover's Dream Cookies

Coconut Lover’s Oatmeal Cookies

I cannot wait for my fellow coconut fans to give this recipe a go. You’ll be amazed by how few ingredients it takes to create a cookie that satisfies all your coconut cravings.

Here’s another tip: Be sure to let these cookies cool at least 5 or 10 minutes before taking a bite! The incredible smell of these treats as I pulled them from the oven got the best of me and I wound up burning my mouth because I just couldn’t wait. Learn from my impatience!

Everything about these oatmeal coconut cookies is delicious. Slightly crisp on the outside with plenty of coconut flavor and brown sugar sweetness, these are oatmeal cookies I’ll be making again and again for years to come. 

Coconut Recipes

Are you here on the hunt for more coconut desserts? 
Coconut Meyer Lemon Meringue Cake by Comfortably Domestic puts a coconutty spin on a classic lemon meringue dessert. Coconut Rice Pudding by The Noshery is a must-try for all of you rice pudding fans out there.

My grandmother’s Coconut Bars are a childhood favorite that I still dearly love today. And this Coconut Pound Cake is so good that I often serve and eat it without any glaze at all.

Maple Candied Coconut by Heather’s Dish, Coconut Ranger Cookies by Chocolate Chocolate and More, Coconut Macaroons by 365 Days of Baking and Coconut Cream Cheesecake Bars by Love from the Oven are even more coconut recipes to try after you’ve made my Coconut Lover’s Oatmeal Cookies.

oh! Last but not least, Coconut Scone Cookies? You need to try them too!

Make these Coconut Cookies for the coconut lover in your life!

Can you tell that I really, really, unabashedly LOVE coconut? 

Check out all of the Gluten Free Dessert Recipes on this website!

Kitchen Tip: I use these bowls, this scoop, this spatula, and this baking sheet to make this recipe.

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Coconut Lover's Dream Cookies

Coconut Lover’s Oatmeal Cookies

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These chewy coconut oatmeal cookies are the ultimate cookie for any coconut lover.
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Prep Time: 10 mins
Cook Time: 12 mins
Total Time: 22 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Servings: 36 cookies

Ingredients 

  • 1/2 cup melted or very soft coconut oil
  • 1/2 cup light brown sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 2 cups old fashioned oats
  • 1 1/2 cups sweetened coconut flakes

Instructions

  • Preheat the oven to 325 degrees. Stir together the coconut oil, sugar and egg until smooth. Add the oats and stir until well combined. Stir in the coconut.
  • Scoop 2 tablespoon portions onto a parchment or silicone lined baking sheet. Press the cookies together with your hands, as needed.
  • Bake for 12 minutes and then let cool at least 5, preferably 10 minutes, before removing to a wire rack or plate. Store in an airtight container. Enjoy!

Notes

This is a loose cookie “dough.” You’ll need to press the cookies together slightly with your hands after scooping them onto the cookie sheet.

Nutrition

Calories: 73kcal · Carbohydrates: 8g · Protein: 1g · Fat: 4g · Saturated Fat: 4g · Cholesterol: 5mg · Sodium: 13mg · Potassium: 35mg · Fiber: 1g · Sugar: 4g · Vitamin A: 7IU · Calcium: 6mg · Iron: 1mg
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{originally published 5/26/14 – recipe notes and photos updated 10/26/20}

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Mary Younkin

Hi, I’m Mary. I’m the author, cook, photographer, and travel lover behind the scenes here at Barefeet In The Kitchen. I'm also the author of three cookbooks dedicated to making cooking from scratch as simple as possible.

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