You know you’re loved when more than one person bakes something for you with your favorite ingredient. Take, for example, my mother-in-law. She loves coconut. Around Christmastime her friend Mavis made her Coconut and Almond Toffee and Coconut Macaroons (which were both seriously delicious, by the way). Then I also made these cookies with coconut in them to bring to Christmas because I know how much she loves coconut. Hopefully she wasn’t coconut-ed out!
I ended up loving these Oatmeal Coconut and Cinnamon Chip Cookies and had a hard time keeping myself away from them! And I didn’t even think I liked coconut that much… They were chewy on the outside, and buttery and soft in the middle. I loved the chew from the coconut and oatmeal, and the coconut chips studded throughout gave them a little extra sweetness and spice. They might look like your typical oatmeal cookie at first glance, but I promise you they are much more than that.
Oh and if anyone’s wondering, my favorite ingredient is chocolate.
LIKE THIS RECIPE? YOU’LL LOVE THESE, TOO:
- Coconut Chocolate Chunk Cookies
- Orange Almond Ricotta Cookies
- Biscoff Chocolate Chip Blondies
- Peanut Butter Oatmeal Cookies
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Oatmeal Coconut and Cinnamon Chip Cookies Recipe
- 1 cup 2 sticks unsalted butter
- 1 cup brown sugar packed
- 1 cup granulated sugar
- 2 eggs
- 2 tsp vanilla
- 1 tsp baking soda
- 1 tsp baking powder
- 1/2 tsp salt
- 2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
- 1/2 cup shredded sweetened coconut
- 3/4 cup cinnamon chips
- 1 cup quick oats
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Line baking sheet with parchment paper and set aside.
- In large bowl, beat together butter, sugars, eggs, and vanilla until light and fluffy.
- In medium bowl, combine baking soda, baking powder, salt, and flour and mix well. Add to wet ingredients and mix until combined. Fold in coconut, cinnamon chips, and oats with wooden spoon.
- Drop tablespoonfuls onto prepared baking sheet.
- Bake in preheated oven 9-11 minutes, until edges of cookies are slightly browned. They will probably not feel/look done in the middle.
- Let cool for 10 minutes on baking sheet, then transfer to cooling rack to cool completely.
- Serve with big glass of cold milk and enjoy!