When it comes to homemade sweet treats, cookies are always a dependable choice that people of all ages can enjoy whether it’s the kids snacking on cookies and milk, or grownups having cookies with their tea or coffee. Almost everyone loves a cookie!
I’ve also learned that the Coconut Oatmeal cookie recipe I’m sharing today is always a winner that all ages enjoy too. At first look it might not seem like an exciting list of ingredients, but the final result is a soft, rich, delicious cookie. Yes, even without chocolate chips everyone likes them. 🙂
This is also a recipe that has ingredients that I almost always have in the pantry. I keep plenty of oats around because every day I eat my favorite morning oatmeal. I also always keep coconut flakes in my pantry because I use them in my homemade snack bites that I make almost every week.
And I’ve always thought that because this recipe uses all brown sugar (no white sugar), it gives the cookies a rich flavor profile too.
I’m sure a stand mixer or an electric mixer would be helpful for this recipe too, but there are plenty of times I just mix these up by hand in my mixing bowl. Sometimes I still prefer the low-tech methods when I cook or bake and find it to be more quiet and peaceful than so many of our modern noisy appliances. Plus there’s less to clean up when you’re done!
This coconut oatmeal cookie recipe has been in my recipe box for many years and I’ve found it to be a good basic cookie that I can always rely on. It’s not too sweet, not too fancy, and not too messy. It’s just a delicious cookie with great flavor that people of all ages love to eat.
Here’s how to do it:
Coconut Oatmeal Cookies
- 2 cups Quick Cook Oats
- 2 cups Flour
- 1 tsp Baking Soda
- 1/2 tsp Salt
- 1 cup Coconut Flakes (I use unsweetened)
- 1 cup Butter or Margarine – softened
- 1-3/4 cup Brown Sugar
- 2 Eggs
- 1 tsp Vanilla Extract
- 1/2 cup Chopped Walnuts (optional)
- Combine the oats, flour, baking soda, salt, and coconut flakes in a medium size bowl and set aside.
- In a large size mixing bowl, cream together the butter, brown sugar, eggs, and vanilla.
- Gradually add the dry ingredients to the butter/sugar mixture until well mixed together. Stir in the nuts if using.
- Drop by spoonfuls onto cookie sheet.
- Bake at 350 degrees for 10 minutes.
- Remove from oven and let the cookies rest on the sheet for a minute or two. Then transfer the cookies to lay on a wire rack or piece of paper toweling to finish cooling.
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