Chewy chocolate oatmeal cookies, full of sweet coconut, a hearty little cookie that is perfect with a cup of coffee. Dare I say the perfect “breakfast cookie?”
I have been looking forward to sharing this recipe with you for a couple of weeks now. Sure, the Chocolate Oatmeal Coconut Cookies are part of that. But where I got this recipe is the part that warms my heart.
You see, this recipe comes from a cookbook that belonged to my Grandma Martin. She was my Dad’s mom, and whenever I stayed with her in the summertime, we always got to bake. She was an amazing baker, but when it came to sharing her recipes, that is where it got a tad bit difficult.
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I remember her trying to teach me how to make a pie crust, and then my “birthday pie,” this Chocolate Meringue Pie. It was like a cartoon, just flour and ingredients flying. “Then I add a little of this and a little of that.” It wasn’t until later in life when my uncle told me he had a recipe for that pie, that I actually made it.
About a month ago, we had a mini family reunion at my cousin’s house. When she showed me this cookbook I almost cried. I remember that cookbook always being in my grandma’s kitchen. I hadn’t seen it in years!
But when I opened it? My eyes filled with tears. Her handwriting was everywhere. Sheets of paper, newspaper clippings. Notes in the corners of pages. It was like a time capsule.
My cousin let me take it home with me for a while, and these Chocolate Oatmeal Coconut Cookies were the first thing I made from it. They certainly won’t be the last.
I wrote this post for a group that I have participated in the last couple of years called #Choctoberfest. This whole week, a big group of bloggers will be sharing all sorts of delicious chocolate recipes. One of our fantastic sponsors is Divine Chocolate.
They sent me their fantastic chocolate bars and a can of their cocoa. I used the Bittersweet Baking Chocolate for this recipe today.
WHAT IS CHOCTOBERFEST?
#Choctoberfest is an annual recipe-sharing event. As I mentioned, I’m joining other food bloggers from around the world to create delicious chocolate recipes. This year, over 70 bloggers are joining together for a week full of chocolate cakes, pies, cookies, puddings, tarts, candies, and more. You can follow along by searching for the hashtag #Choctoberfest on Instagram, Pinterest, Facebook, and Twitter.
We also have some awesome sponsors, who make #Choctoberfest possible every year. Our sponsors have banded together to put together a delicious prize pack worth over $400! Check out what you get in the prize package, and enter to win HERE!
These cookies were like nothing else I have ever made. They kind of reminded me of a no bake cookie, only in that they were full of different flavors and textures. But these cookies, you bake.
What ingredients do I need to make Chocolate Oatmeal Coconut Cookies?
- baking soda, baking powder, salt
- brown sugar
- bittersweet chocolate
- sweetened coconut flakes
Once your batter is mixed, use a cookie scoop to place onto a baking sheet. Then similar to how you crosshatch a peanut butter cookie you flatten them with a fork before you bake them.
Chewy chocolate oatmeal cookies with that sweetened coconut to make them even more tasty!
Check Out My Past Choctoberfest Recipes!
- 8 Chocolate Recipes to Get You in the Mood for Holiday Baking
- Giant Chocolate Toffee Cookies
- Old Fashioned Brownies
- Salted Caramel Chocolate Pretzel Bars
- Chocolate Ganache Brownies
- Chocolate Pancakes with Raspberry Sauce
- Chocolate Pudding Frosting
- Homemade Twix Bars
- Double Chocolate Caramel Brownies
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What do you say we get to the recipe for these Chocolate Oatmeal Coconut Cookies?
- 1 cup flour
- 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
- 1/4 teaspoon baking powder
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1/2 cup shortening
- 1 cup light brown sugar
- 1 egg
- 3 ounces bittersweet chocolate, melted
- 1 teaspoon vanilla
- 1 1/2 cups rolled oats
- 1 cup sweetened flaked coconut
- Preheat oven to 325 degrees and line baking sheets with parchment paper.
- In a mixer, cream together shortening and sugar. Add in egg and vanilla. Mix in chocolate.
- Sift flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt into wet ingredients.
- Mix to combine.
- Fold in oats and coconut.
- Drop with a cookie scoop into rounded spoonfuls onto cookie sheet. With the backside of a press cookies down in a crisscross manner.
- Bake for 12 minutes. Leave on cookie sheet for a couple of minutes before moving them to a cooking rack.
- Store in an airtight container.
adapted from Woman's Home Companion Cookbook
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Serving Size:3 cookies
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 89 Total Fat: 5g Saturated Fat: 2g Trans Fat: 0g Unsaturated Fat: 2g Cholesterol: 6mg Sodium: 55mg Carbohydrates: 11g Net Carbohydrates: 0g Fiber: 1g Sugar: 5g Sugar Alcohols: 0g Protein: 1g