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.
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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 oil 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 (Dairy Free 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.
Gluten Free Cookies
Did I mention that Oatmeal Coconut Cookies are also gluten free? This is an oatmeal cookie recipe without flour. Instead, 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.
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Oatmeal Cookie Recipes
A chewy oatmeal cookie is always welcome on my snack plate. From classic Soft and 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 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.
- 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
- 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!
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.
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.
Spicy Chocolate Coconut Clusters by Foodie with Family manage to pack some of my favorite things–chocolate coconut and spice–into one treat that’s a cross between a cookie and a candy. Every chocolate and coconut fan has loved them!
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.
Can you tell that I really, really, unabashedly LOVE coconut?