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I know this recipe sounds different but it was a favorite growing up. They were always one of this first kinds gone when we went to visit grandma.
I know this recipe sounds different but it was a favorite growing up. They were always one of this first kinds gone when we went to visit grandma.
This recipe has been used in my family for generations with a slightly different variation. We use either shortening or butter and add one (1) addtional cup of oatmeal. We also roll the dough into "logs" (about 2" x 6") then chill for about 1 hour. Then slice into 1/4" thick cookies. Either way, an absolute winning recipe.Read More
WAY too sweet. I can't believe other reviewers are adding sugar by rolling the dough in it. Makes my teeth hurt just thinking about it. I followed the recipe except that I added cinnamon per others' suggestions and added semi-sweet chocolate chips to half the dough. I was a little disappointed, but this recipe still has merit in that the buttery coconut flavor went very nicely with the oatmeal. Next time I will reduce the sugar, add nuts (personal preference), and use all butter. I may even add some more oatmeal and coconut so that the cookie has more substance. In my opinion, this is a great base for you to make alterations until it suits your taste.Read More
This recipe has been used in my family for generations with a slightly different variation. We use either shortening or butter and add one (1) addtional cup of oatmeal. We also roll the dough into "logs" (about 2" x 6") then chill for about 1 hour. Then slice into 1/4" thick cookies. Either way, an absolute winning recipe.
These were absolutely delicious Darlene! Because some reviewers complained about their cookies coming out flat, I used heaping teaspoons of the baking soda and baking powder. I added chocolate chips to the mix and made rather large cookies that took about thirteen minutes to bake. Like others stated, even if the cookies don't appear to be done, take them out anyway and let them set up. Thanks for a terrific recipe!
These cookies ROCK! This is an awesome recipe and you can mix it up a bit if you want! I added Chocolate Chips, Butterscotch Chips for more flavor. Be careful not to overbake - it's easily done.. I have made these twice in two weeks, once family came over a devoured them ALL! These are going on my Christmas cookie list. :)
This cookie is so DELICIOUS!!! I did make a few changes to the original recipe based on the other reviews. I sustituted 1/2 cup of applesauce for the shortening and reduced the white and brown sugars to 2/3 cup each. Also increased the amts for baking soda and baking powder to 1 1/2 tsp each. I also added 1/2 tsp cinnamon and approx 1/4 tsp salt and 1 tsp cream of tarter. Also my "cups" for the oats and coconut were heaping. The dough was quite wet so I chilled it for about an hour. Once chilled I rolled it into balls (heaping TBSP size) and baked for 9-10 minutes until just turning golden. Let cool for a few minutes on pan and then removed. These cookies turned out chewy and perfect! They turned out the perfect shape and I had no problems with then being too flat! These are a new family favorite and will definately make again!! Next time I might add raisins or butterscotch chips, which would be very yummy as well!!
This recipe was so easy that I was able to make it with baby on hip. I halved the recipe and made four minor changes: * I used only butter (no shortening on hand). * I added a little extra oatmeal as previous reviewers suggested. * I mixed all the ingredients together in my Kitchenaid (I didn't separate wet and dry). * I shortened the cooking time until the cookies appeared baked on the sides and still moist in the middle. The end result was wonderful. The buttery coconut taste was warm and exotic. The coconut and oatmeal added a nice texture. The cookies were a little flatter than most recipes I have made, but undercooking them allowed them to remain moist. I will definitely make this recipe again.
WAY too sweet. I can't believe other reviewers are adding sugar by rolling the dough in it. Makes my teeth hurt just thinking about it. I followed the recipe except that I added cinnamon per others' suggestions and added semi-sweet chocolate chips to half the dough. I was a little disappointed, but this recipe still has merit in that the buttery coconut flavor went very nicely with the oatmeal. Next time I will reduce the sugar, add nuts (personal preference), and use all butter. I may even add some more oatmeal and coconut so that the cookie has more substance. In my opinion, this is a great base for you to make alterations until it suits your taste.
These cookies are fantastic!!! I made balls about 3/4" in diameter and got 5 dozen delicious thin, crispy cookies. I added chocolate chips to some of them and raisins to some others, and they came out great!!! My family especially liked the ones with raisins. This recipe is definitely a keeper!
Just made these cookies 10 minutes ago and they are great! I did add all the suggestions listed-pinch of cinnamon,salt, and cream of tartar. I was out of vanilla so experimenting used a dash of vanilla flavored coffee and they turned out fine. But a strong hand is needed when mixing the ingred. at the end. Also watch the timing as suggested-very important. Thanks for your great recipe!
This cookies are AWESOME - I added a tsp of cinnamon, 1/2 tsp salt to the dry ingreidients. I also used 'cream of tartar' instead of baking powder my cookies were not flat at all. I refridgerated for about an hour, and rolled them in powdered sugar, rolled them into balls on the cookie sheets than pressed like a peanut butter cookie. They are just great.
Incredible recipe. I wasn't sure how the coconut would taste with oatmeal...but it was wonderful. It keeps the cookies extremely moist. I also added some pecans and the cookies came amazing. Thank you for a wonderful recipe! :)
great cookies. Make really big cookies for 2 dozen. Had to bake a little longer but not too long so they don't get hard (per recipe).
I like these cookies, they just didn't have much flavor without tweaking the recipe, and they were too sweet for my taste. I used sweetened coconut cause I couldn't find unsweetened (darn you, podunk grocery stores), and cut the white sugar to half a cup. Next time I will use unsweetened coconut AND cut the sugar. I also threw in some dark chocolate chips (which were good), but next time I will use white because I think the flavor will be more complementary. I didn't have problems with flattening, mine came out soft and pillow-y. I made the balls a heaping tsp, and baked for 8min 30sec to 9 minutes. My oven timer goes by minute increments only so the 8 min 30 sec chained me to the kitchen in perpetual count-down mode. But leaving the kitchen with cookies in the oven gives me separation anxiety anyway, so it worked out fine!
These are delicious! I just pulled a batch out of the oven and they taste fabulous when they're warm. My only change is that I baked them on parchment rather than greasing the sheet and they came out perfect. I agree with the reviewers who said to take them out before they look all the way cooked. Mine were barely turning brown around the edges and still looked raw in the middle, but after they cooled for a few mintues, they were just wonderful. Thanks for this recipe, I'll definitely be making them again.
My cookies came out perfect. I don't care for too sweet of a cookie so I only used 1/2 cup brown sugar, 1/2 cup white sugar and 2 sticks of butter instead of shortening. I also added craisins to half my batch and my family went nuts! Thanks for the great recipe!
Very good. The coconut and oatmeal blend together well. I used butter rather than shortening. Will make again.
These are fantastic cookies-- I halved the recipe but still used the full cup of coconut, and added chopped pecans and bittersweet chocolate chunks at the end. They smelled incredible while baking, and turned out nice and chewy. Just be sure to take them out just as they start to set, still very soft-- don't wait until they look done, or they'll end up too hard!
I have this recipe in an old receipe book but it calls for just butter. I made these excactly as the recipe calls for except used heaping spoonfulls of the baking soda and powder and they were better than my old receipe. They look like the picture soft and puffy. Just delicious, thank you for the recipe Darlene.
Delicious! Perfect balance between chewy and crispy, and sweet without being overpowering. I will DEFINITELY make these again!
AWESOME cookies!! I subbed in my gluten free all purpose blend which worked wonderfully. I also added a cup of raisins and subbed in lemon extract instead of vanilla. I used two teaspoons, instead of one for lemon extract and they were perfect. Everyone raved about them. A perfect, sweet and yet tart cookies!
These are the most amazing cookies better than my mother in law's. I also added more oatmeal 3/4 cups more and used shortening and butter. Allow them to cool on a tea towel and they'll come out chewy and soft.
Quite possibly the best oatmeal cookies I've ever made! I added craisins and an extra cup of oats as suggested by a previous review. Excellent recipe.
WOW. Best oatmeal cookie yet! But I made some changes, for my own notes: Used all butter and no shortening, an extra cup of oats, heaping teaspoons of baking powder and soda, no coconut, and I used wheat flour. I measured each cookie out at 1 ounce and baked for 10 minutes. Again... WOW.
These are fabulous! We made a double recipe to take to the beach and they were ALL gobbled up QUICKLY. I added chocolate chips and toffee bits for some extra fun and they were SOOO yummy!
fantastic. did tweek some.added a lil cinnamon and walnuts. used 1 1/2 cups brown sugar and 1/2 cup of white sugar and used butter instead of shortening. also to keep your cookies from spreading thin, don't grease the cookie sheets. there is enough butter/shortening in the recipe to keep them from sticking.
I added 1/2 teaspoon nutmeg, 1/4 teaspoon cloves, 1 teaspoon cream of tartar, and 1/2 cup chopped pecans. Wow! Sweet and spicey and crispy chewy. Wonderful. 4.5 stars.
I did use the 1/2 tsp cinnamon and 1/2 tsp salt that some members recommended. I wasn't sure how much cream of tartar to use since I couldn't find an exact amt. so I didn't add this. I baked only the 10 min. and they were perfect and golden each time. Soft inside with a little crunch to the outside. Just to see I added raisins to a couple and pecans to a couple. Like them better without these but I am sure it is just a matter of taste! Thanks! Great cookies!
Made the recipe exactly as written, no changes. Made sure not to overcook, and the texture is soft and chewy. Not a fancy cookie, but it tastes pretty darn good.
These were amazing! I made them for a friend who said her grandma made her oatmeal coconut cookies. The only change I made was to use heaping teaspoons of the baking soda and powder, based off another reco. that otherwise the cookies come out flat. I may experiment next time with more coconut- based on my friend's feedback. Also, I may cut both sugars back by a 1/4 c. each. They were really sweet. Funnily enough, once they cooled, they didn't seem as sweet as they did right out of the oven. Delicious!
They are yummy, everyone loves them!
Delicious cookies!! I made 3/4 the full recipe which yielded 35 full sized cookies. I read other reviews before baking these cookies and made some modifications that definitely improved on the original recipe: (a) I added about 1/2 teaspoon of cinnamon; (b) I added just a dash of cream of tartar; (c) I added about a half a cup of chocolate chips; (d) I added just a dash of salt. I recommend that you keep an eye on the cooking of these cookies because I think if you allow them to cook too much that they will get too hard. I pulled them out when they looked slightly underdone and were just starting to turn golden - that was the right amount of time for them to cook because they firmed up to being chewy after cooling. So great - thanks for the recipe!
These cookies were great right out of the oven but were a little sweet for my tastes.... However, if you don't mind sweet cookies, these are a great snack. The oatmeal and coconut compliment eachother and now I have requests for a second batch!
YUMMY! These are as good as the coconut white choc chip nut cookie I get at my favorite cafe! Now I can make them. I cut recipe to 1/2 for 2 of us. I did add 1/4 t. salt--along with some white choc chips and chopped walnuts - they bake perfectly on parchment lined cookie pans, for 10 min at 350. I let them sit on pan for 2 min., then I remove to rack to cool. They are crisp and chewy!! thanks for posting this recipe -it will be a new favorite of mine!
very good cookies.. my family loved them.
I didn't find anything great about these cookies. They we're either baked to much and that made them crunchie or they were raw. You couldn't get them in between. I also like puffy cookies and these were flat. I will not do these again
These are the best Coconut Oatmeal cookies ever! They dissapear as fast I can get them off the tray! I follow the recipe exactly (except I add a little bit more coconut) and it turns out awesome every time! Thanks for sharing this recipe!!
My Grandmother, Molly, always made these cookies and have been a favorite in our family, too!
These cookies were very sweet! I really enjoyed the flavor combination of coconut and oats. Next time, I'll probably add some spices, such as cinnamon, or semi-sweet chocolate chips to give the cookies a bit more flavor. I was able to get about three dozen cookies from this recipe.
deffinitly a great choice. never heard of it before but I am glad I tried it. i thought they were not going to turn out cause the dough was hard with all the oats but they were a little crunchy and chewey. if they get hard just put a piece of bread in the jar with them and they will be soft again.
I love these cookies-a quick addition to a classic oatmeal cookie. I wish I had raisins on hand, but I didn't, so following a different recipe on this site, I chopped a few maraschino cherries and added them to half the dough. Yummy! I also added orange peel, which went great with the coconut. I added extra baking powder/soda because of the other reviews (and also because if there's someone that can ruin a cookie recipe, it's me!) My cookies turned out great, but still sort of flat, so next time I'll add cream of tarter per some of the other reviewers. All in all, a great recipe to tweak and make your own!
Yummy !! Just what I was looking for, just like my mom use to make. I added a little cinnamon, and raisins, even my baby loved these !! I also found it easier to take them off of the pan if they cool& set for about 1 min ! thanks
These are just delicious! I did use canola oil instead of the shortening and egg substitute (we're trying to be healthier in 2006), and we all loved them! Thanks so much for the recipe!
I am new to baking but I made these cookies for my family for Thanksgiving and they are still asking me to make some more. I really enjoyed making these cookies with my daughters and I will be using it many more times, I am sure. THANKS
A little sweet for my taste but the coconut added a nice touch to a normally boring cookie!
Delicious and chewy cookies. I did add 1/2 tsp salt as I don't like cookies without salt. I also added nuts and chocolate chips. A little cinnamon might be good.
These have become a HUGE favorite in my house. I added 1 tsp salt, 1 tsp cinn. and 1 cup raisins. They are so tasty!
Not bad, but a bit too sweet for my taste. There wasn't really anything special about these cookies, even though I LOVE coconut and I LOVE oatmeal cookies... I'm not sure what it is but they just tasted bleh to me. Will not make again.
Wonderful recipe. Added some "apple pie spices" and vanilla. Will dip them in melted chocolate next time. Thanks for the advice on pulling them from the oven immediately. These cookies were picture perfect, not flat at all. Thanks for sharing this recipe!
these are delicious! I followed the suggestions of others and added extra oatmeal and coconut, threw in a pinch of salt and added some vinegar to the baking soda (i didn't have tartar). I also reduced both sugars to 3/4 C. I threw them in the fridge for a while and then rolled into balls that i flattened slightly. I baked for 12 minutes and they were perfectly baked and not at all flat. Then i topped them with a coconut flavored glaze. They were great plain but glazed they are AMAZING!
Perfect cookies...I am going to share with friends so they will think I am a great baker. ^^
these cookies are yummy!
My daughter loves them!
Great recipe just as written. After making it a few times, I have made a few alterations to suit our taste. I substitute applesauce for the shortening and use 1/2tsp of almond extract & 1/2tsp vanilla. These have become a family favorite.
I HATE COCONUT, except in this recipe. I added toffee candy bar pieces to mine and people couldn't leave them alone. Some of the negative ratings said the spread too much,add more flour, it could be your butter or flour. I always bake a test cookie to check how they will come.
These cookies were a big hit. I didn't think that coconut and oatmeal would go together but they were soooo good and sweet.
Yum! These are my new favorite cookie! I made these to send to my husband in Iraq and couldn't help but to snag a few. They are exceedingly chewy and have a great light coconut flavor. I made a full batch which made about 2 dozen large cookies. I substituted butter for the shortening. Great.
3.7. I had serious doubts about these cookies. I followed other reviewers suggestions and used all butter and added an extra cup of oatmeal. I also toasted the oatmeal before mixing into the batter. What I had doubts with was the batter. Since I added that extra cup of oatmeal, the batter ended up being very thick. I also didn't mix the dry and wet ingredients separately on account of time. So...wow, it still turned out good. These cookies are definitely crispier than I generally make...but it would have been a lot crispier and flatter had I not frozen the dough. i also used a melon scooper to make things easier. Pretty solid recipe. i do wonder what the shortening would've added to the cookies.
I loved these cookies. I made a few minor changes though. I doubled the recipe and added 1/2 tsp cinnamon and 1 bag of dark chocolate chocolate chips. I used a large size scoop (3 tbsp) and baked for 12 minutes. They came out PERFECT. It's true - even if they don't look done, take them out. They will be perfect ... Thanks for the great recipe
Delicious! Will make again!
I made these cookies for a youth center celebration- lots of food... they were a hit! I added cinnamon, as one reader suggested and used a sugar/non sugar blend in place of the white sugar. I followed the baking directions, taking them out while they still looked a bit underdone.. they were perfect! I used a cookie scoop for measuring so they were all the same size. I'll be handing this recipe to a lot of parents and counselors. Thank you Darlene, for submitting this recipe... Darleena
Freezing cold outside. Wife out of town. Just me and the dog. I decided to try this recipe but only used the directions as a guide. First of all I used whole wheat flour and all butter. I used turbinado sugar instead of white. Cut sugars to two thirds cup each then added 2 tbls of blackstrap molasses. I added another cup of oatmeal. Also added cream of tarter, nutmeg & cinnamon. Then I added a cup of raisins, a cup of chocolate chips and finally put a whole almond on top before baking. I like harder cookies so I baked them 13 min. First batch turned out very good. Second batch is smaller for more crunch.
These are amazing. Everyone loved these cookies and could not stop eating them!!!
Just finished baking these cookies. Changed the recipe a little by adding 3/4 cup white chocolate chips to the dry ingredients. Since the recipe didn't specify what size spoon to use I made them a rounded Tablespoon size, and got 36 cookies in the batch. Smelled wonderful, tasted even better. The recipe instructions could be a little more precise (which is why I only gave this recipe 4 stars) . But the cookies are wonderful , will definately add these to my recipe box to make again.
I am not a great fan of coconut, but wow! These are great. I can understand why these were the first to go at Grandma's. Thanks for sharing.
I made these cookies with my 3 year old and 1 year old. So easy and SO good. After reading reviews I added 1 tsp cinnamon and 1/2 tsp salt. I also used butter flavor crisco, which I think probably enhanced the flavor. I only baked for 10 min, and removed even if they didn't look all the way done, they set up nicely and are an awesome crisp outside, chewy inside texture. I think next time I'll try some white chocolate chips and craisens added in. THANKS!
This recipe is the way I have always wanted them to taste. The only thing I tweeked based on the reviews is that I added a 1/2 cup more oats for substance a 1/2 tsp. salt and for my own flair used butter flavored Crisco. I also topped each one with a half pecan. Its a tasty and decorative touch. These are a keeper!
These are wonderful. I put in a little more coconut and baked them for 9 minutes. Delicious!
These were great cookies. They had a great and addicting taste.
Loved these cookies! I halved the recipe and still made 24. Used all butter. Baked for 11 minutes and they were still a little too soft for me (even after sitting) so I might bake another 30 seconds or so. Definitely not as puffy as in the photo. But flavor is right on!
I just had one of these warm out of the oven and YUM!! So good! I was worried about the dough being so wet/sticky when putting on the cookie sheet, but it didn't make any difference. My 2 year old son ate one too and came back for more!!
Ok, do the heaping tsp. of soda and powder..... with the exact recipe and it turns out great. BUT, before you use the last of the batter... try one batch by rolling the balls of dough in a mixture of cinnamon and sugar... OMG...... it is wayyyyyyy better.
Yummy, Yummy, Yummy! The best oatmeal cookies I have ever had! I added cinnimin and 1/2 tsp. of salt to the recipe. Thanks for the great recipe!
So delicious, and i am fortunate enough to have fresh coconuts from the yard, so i had used some frozen coconut that we had grated and froze earlier. very delicous and they came out gorgeous! i added some icing squiggles on the top!
Absolutely DELISH!!! Soft, gooey, yumminess!
AMAZING cookies! However, I made a few adjustments to the recipe: I didnt have shortening and put in 1 cup of butter instead and I added 1tsp of cinnamon for some added flavor. Also I cut the white sugar to 1/2 cup due to coconuts natural sweetness. They now have the perfect amount of sweetness and they are incredibly moist!!
These cookies are delicious! hubby ate them all day long. followed recipe exactly, bake 10 min exactly for sure. could only bake 1 sheet at time otherwise bottom rack did not bake all the way. While my cookies are delicious they don't look nearly as good as the ones in the picture, mine were very flat :-(
Had a sweet craving the other night and this fit the bill wonderfully. I reduced the sugar and subbed applesauce for the shortening. The cookies were cakey and moist and delicious. What a great way to mix a love of oatmeal and coconut! Thanks!
This is a great recipe! I take this to the office all the time. Thank you.
When I made this recipe it was great.It actually made 3 dozen cookies, My husband told me these were the best cookies I had made in awhile.Kids loved them too.Thanks
A big hit with all the big and little kids around my house.
This will be one of my favorites. The cookies are chewy and delicious. I added about 1 tsp. salt to combat the "too sweet" others were mentioning. Perfect.
These cookies are great...espcially with fresh coconut.
I made these cookies last night and they were delicious if you follow the recipe alone. However, if you add 1/2 teaspoon of cinnamon, and 1/2 cup of crushed heath bars to the dough, they are fabulous and merit 4.5 stars. This is a perfect recipe to add your favorite cookie extras to.
Excellent recipe! I watched the cookies closely to be sure not to overbake, like others mentioned they didn't look exactly done but pulled them out to set up. I made some without chips, then with butterscotch chips & chocolate chips as well. I have darker pans so I decreased the temp on the oven about 10 degrees, turned out great! Thanks for this recipe, it is now a family favorite in our home! :)
OMG..... Best cookie ever, and I have baked A LOT of cookies in my time! I added cinnamon and walnuts and prepared my cookie sheets with virgin coconut oil. Texture is not crunchy and not chewy....just right.
Nice cookie recipe but a little too sweet and bland for me. If I were to make it again I would reduce the sugar and maybe add some raisins and/or nuts.
Good cookies with chewey insides. I added some cinnamon, salt and cream of tartar. Kids thought they were great! I will be making again.
Tasty, soft, yummy I did use all butter no shortening and added 1/2 tsp salt, 1 tsp cinnamon and 1 cup raisins
My husband said these were pretty good.
These were AMAZING!!!!I only made half the recipe and still got about 3 dozen cookies!! I took the advice of some other reviews and added a 1/2 tsp of cinnamon. 20 stars
Dry and much too sweet even with cutting back on the quantity of sugar. I thought my cookies were too dense - the bottoms were browned nicely but the tops looked undercooked.
Good cookies! I added an extra 1/3 c. of coconut and 1/2 tsp. of cinnamon along with a few shakes of nutmeg. I imagine they'd be even better with white and/or milk chocolate chips.
This is a five star plus for me! Made these exactly as written,and what a hit! Picky hubby even loved them! No kidding,great recipe Darlene!
wonderful texture, creamy vanilla cookie flavor. I will definately make these again but will DOUBLE the recipe!!
These cookies are delicious! I balled the cookies before I made them to ensure perfectly round circles, and since I made small cookies they flattened just a bit to a perfect looking morsel! I also experimented by adding raisins and chocolate chips to some of the cookies. These cookies have a dough that is very well balanced and you can add little things and it won't change the consistency much! I would consider adding some cocoa powder next time or maybe cinnamon chips!
Excellent recipe! I do add coconut extract for a more coconut flavor, but even without it, these are great!
Followed directions as stated and results were yummy!
Super!! I used all butter instead of shortening.
So easy, so good! Definately will make again and pass on recipe! Followed recipe exactly and cookies were not flat. May add more oatmeal next time, just for my own personal preference. Baked for about 15 minutes and cookies were still chewy, jsut the way I like them! Was worried that they'd be doughy, but were just great! Added choc chips to some for the kids- terrific. Thank you!!!