April 7, 2017

Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Coconut Cookies

Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Coconut Cookies: A classic cookie with a sweet coconut twist.

Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Coconut Cookies by A Teaspoon of Home

Growing up I had one cookie recipe that I made all of the time! Oatmeal chocolate chip cookies. They were delicious in every way, especially the dough. It was a treat that everyone in my family loved and I was always willing to make them.

Little did anyone know that I had a hidden agenda behind making them though. My mom was amazing and had a little breakfast schedule each weekday. Cold cereal, eggs, oatmeal, pancakes, etc. I ate most breakfasts but I strongly disliked eating oatmeal. So anytime I could make a batch of oatmeal chocolate chip cookies I’d take it. The cookies took up 3 cups of my moms morning meal and the more cookies I made the less oatmeal I would have to eat.

Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Coconut Cookies by A Teaspoon of Home

Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Coconut Cookies


  • 2 c shortening
  • 1 1/2 c brown sugar
  • 1 1/2 c sugar
  • 4 eggs
  • 2 t vanilla
  • 2 t soda
  • 2 T hot water
  • 3 c flour
  • 2 t salt
  • 4 c quick oats
  • 1 (12oz) bag chocolate chips
  • 1 (7oz) bag of sweetened coconut


  1. Cream shortening and then add sugar, mix well.
  2. Add eggs and vanilla.
  3. Dissolve soda in hot water and add to creamed mixture alternating adding dry ingredients.
  4. Add chocolate chips, oats and coconut. Mix well.
  5. Bake at 375 degrees for 10-12 minutes.
  6. Makes 8 dozen.

I still don’t think that my mom is aware of my scheming but it worked and I at less oatmeal and more cookies. Well I recently tried a cookie at Swig, coconut pecan that got me thinking about switching up this classic recipe with a little twist. So one day I added a 7 ounce bag of sweetened coconut and our lives were changed!

There is something about the flavor and textures that make your mouth burst. This is a recipe that you will make over and over again!

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Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Coconut Cookies by A Teaspoon of Home

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