Oatmeal Coconut Cookies

These truly are the best cookies I’ve ever tasted.  I don’t say things like that lightly!  I hope everyone else loves them too, they are a hit in this house!  The combination of oatmeal, coconut oil, shredded coconut and chocolate chunks is just so satisfying.  You even taste a hint of saltiness, which is surprising since there’s only 1/2 tsp of salt.  Next time I think I’ll make these using all whole wheat flour, I’m sure they’ll still be good…. Also next time I’ll double the recipe so we’ll have some to share.

  • 1/2 cup coconut oil, melted (45 seconds in microwave)
  • 1/4 cup white sugar
  • 1/4 cup brown sugar
  • 1 large egg
  • 1/2 tsp pure vanilla extract
  • 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup whole wheat flour
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/4 tsp baking powder
  • 3/4 cups old-fashioned oats
  • 1/2 cup chocolate chunks or chips (optional, but why wouldn’t you want them??)
  • 1/4 cup shredded sweetened coconut

 

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Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Line baking sheets with parchment paper or silicone mats.

Put your 1/2 cup of coconut oil in the microwave for 45 seconds to melt.

 

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Beat melted coconut oil, 1/4 cup brown sugar, 1/4 cup granulated sugar with a mixer on medium-high for 3 minutes. Reduce speed to medium. Add 1 egg & 1/2 tsp vanilla.

Turn mixer off and add in your 1 cup flour, 1/2 tsp baking soda, 1/2 tsp salt, and 1/4 tsp baking powder.  Start mixer on the lowest setting until flour starts to incorporate then turn it up a little higher to completely mix in the dry ingredients.

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Beat in 3/4 cup oats, 1/2 cup chocolate chunks, and 1/4 cup shredded coconut on low until combined.

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You may have to stir some more with a spatula or wooden spoon to distribute the chocolate chunks & coconut throughout the dough.

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Using a small spoon or cookie scoop, drop dough onto baking sheets.
Bake until edges of cookies begin to brown, 10-11 minutes. Transfer cookies to wire cooling rack, and let cool for 10 minutes.IMG_7569IMG_7568 

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Makes 32 cookies.  Each cookie has 86 calories, 5 g fat, 4 g sodium, 1 g fiber, 10 carbs, 5 g sugar, 1 g protein.

2 Responses to “Oatmeal Coconut Cookies”

  1. Brady Says:

    They seriously are like the best cookies ever, especially when they are warm right out of the oven!

  2. nichole Says:

    I was never a coconut person…until about a year ago and now I love it. These look amazing!!!!

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