Saturday, May 21, 2011

Oatmeal Coconut Chewies



Let me introduce you to my favorite cookie recipe ever. No exaggerations, this is the one. I am a coconut lover and this hits just the perfect balance of chewiness, sweetness and coconutiness (not a word, I know).

Try this recipe out soon, it is amazing. Many thanks to Mel's Kitchen for this recipe.



Oatmeal Coconut Chewies
Makes about 2 dozen


  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 cup (2 sticks) butter, softened to cool room temperature
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 2 1/2 cups flour
  • 1 cup shredded, sweetened coconut
  • 1 cup quick oats


1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.

2. In a large bowl cream together the sugar, eggs, butter and vanilla until light and fluffy. Add the dry ingredients and mix until combined.

3. Drop by tablespoonfuls onto a greased or lined (silpat or parchment) baking sheet.

4. Bake at 350 degrees for 9-11 minutes, until the cookies are set but not overly browned (bake a few minutes longer for a crispier version).

Source: Mel's Kitchen Cafe

10 comments:

  1. I love coconut too! I'll have to try them. Thanks for sharing!

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  2. I always love the combination of oatmeal and coconut in cookies. Thanks for sharing the recipe.

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  3. I love oatmeal cookies. Actually, I've rarely met a cookie that I didn't like. This definitely sounds worth trying!

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  4. Oh my husband loves oatmeal and coconut! I must make these!

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  5. I don't think I've ever made a recipe from Mel's blog that didn't rock my face off. My go-to chocolate cake is hers, love the blueberry muffins, beef stroganoff, bean curry, just so many great recipes! I remember this one but didn't save it, so thanks for refreshing my memory and convincing me I should!

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  6. These really sound perfect for my grandsons. This is my first visit to your blog so I've spent some time browsing through your earlier entries. I' so glad I did that. You've created a great spot for your readers to visit and I really enjoyed the time I spent here. I'll definitely be back. I hope you have a great day. Blessings...Mary

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  7. I love the look of these cookies too and I would bake it a bit longer for a crispier version. I love crunchy cookies:)Love your blog, so refreshing!

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  8. Great recipe and blog! These cookies look so scrumptious and since I love coconut, I certainly will be trying these soon! Thanks so much for the yummy recipe and for stopping by! It's so nice to meet you!

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  9. These sound like some really good oatmeal cookies! Mmm.

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  10. This may become my favorite too...LOVE oatmeal cookies and coconut, too! :)

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