oatmeal coconut cookies

oatmeal coconut cookies

OK, these just might be THE BEST oatmeal coconut cookies you’ve ever tasted! Crunchy outside. Tender inside. And, they last for days! Bonus!

Recipe for Cookies with Coconut

Forget any recipe for cookies with coconut other than this one for oatmeal coconut cookies. I promise exquisitely ahhhmazing! Now my husband tastes everything I create, and he says these are the BEST cookies he’s ever tasted!

Oatmeal Coconut Cookies

One thing about these cookies. They last. Yes, for days! I keep them on the kitchen counter (I know, way tooooooooooo tempting!) in a decorative stand bowl with a lid askew. Honestly, they’re as good as they were when they came from the oven. Bonus!

Best Oatmeal Coconut Cookie Recipe

So many pointers make this the best oatmeal cookie recipe. One important ingredient, the oil. Another is the oatmeal. You can use whole oats or quick oats. I’ve done both, and I love the whole oats better because it adds more texture. The pictures you’ll see have each oat used. See if you can tell the difference and decide which is which! Remember, cooking and baking are all about trying new things, experimenting and not being afraid to step outside the recipe box. 

Coconut Oil Oatmeal Cookies

Now a lot of cookie recipes call for butter, but this recipe uses coconut oil. A much healthier alternative for these cookies than butter or another type of oil. 

Oatmeal Raisin Coconut Cookies

The cool thing about these cookies is that you can do add ons. I love chopped dates in my oatmeal cookies. But, if you want raisins or cran-raisins or even some other type of dried fruit, then that’s totally up to you. 

Oatmeal Coconut Cookie Recipe

A really great cookie recipe is one that allows you to modify and design to your liking. And, this recipe, once you have the basic dough completed then becomes a canvas for your design. 

Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Coconut Cookies

Yes, I’ve done this dough with mini-chocolate chips. I like the mini version better because they just work well into the thick batter/dough. And, I’m telling you it’s thick. And, once these mounds of goodliness bake, they just dissolve and melt into divine cookies!

And, let’s talk nuts. Yes, you can add nuts or not. I love walnuts and/or sliced almonds. Just something about the crunch texture.  But, again it’s a total personal thingeee!

Oatmeal Cookie Gluten Free Recipe

If you want to go gluten free, then substitute your flour in this recipe with something like oat or rice flour or another type of GF flour.  I’ve never done this, but I totally think it would work just fine. 

For some other great cookie recipes, check out:

Raisin Almond Cookie Puffs

Chewy Oatmeal Raisin Cookies

Holiday Best Easy Cookie Recipes

oatmeal coconut cookies

oatmeal coconut cookies

oatmeal coconut cookies

Yield: About 2 dozen

OK, these just might be THE BEST oatmeal coconut cookies you've ever tasted! Crunchy outside. Tender inside. And, they last for days! Bonus!


  • Preheat oven to 350
  • 1 cup solid coconut oil, room temperature
  • 1/2 cup coconut brown sugar, can substitute coconut sugar for both brown and granulated
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 2 tsp. ground cinnamon
  • 2 tsp. allspice
  • 1/4 tsp. salt
  • 1 tsp. vanilla
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 cup flour, all-purpose
  • 2 tsp. baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp. baking soda
  • 2 cups oatmeal
  • 1 cup almonds, sliced and crushed
  • 1/2 cup golden raisins
  • 1/2 cup shredded coconut, unsweetened
  • Sea salt flakes


  1. In a large bowl, cream together the coconut oil and sugars. You can beat on low speed with a hand mixer for a few minutes.
  2. Add in the cinnamon, allspice, salt and eggs. Blend together well.
  3. Sift in the flour, baking powder, baking soda and blend. Add the oatmeal, one cup at a time and work into the batter.
  4. Add the almonds, raisins and shredded coconut and blend together. The mixture will be thick and dough'eee.
  5. Scoop dollops on to a parchment paper covered cookie sheet (makes about 2+ dozen cookies).
  6. Sprinkle the tops with the sea salt flakes (optional).
  7. Bake for 12 to 15 minutes in a preheated 350 oven. Remove, cool and eat!



  • Coconut Sugar for Brown/White Sugar 1:1
  • Walnuts (or your choice) for Almonds
  • GF Flour for Regular Flour
  • Use solid coconut oil that's at room temp

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  1. Hi Ally!
    I made these amazing coconut oatmeal cookies today and they turned out yummy! I used organic pure maple sugar in place of the granulated but did use the coconut sugar as well. Im so happy they are this amazing because Oatmeal Raisin is my fav cookie!!!!! Thanks again for another blockbuster recipe!! ❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️

    1. Aria!!! Omg, I’ve eaten 3 of them today and am obsessed with them! Love your substitutions. It’s a keeper recipe. Next time, I’m doing less sugar and dicing dates! Hugs my luveee❤️

  2. Not sure what I did wrong either because mine went flat in the oven and almost slid off the cookie sheet 😂. I used almond flour and coconut sugar instead of sugar and brown sugar. My coconut oil was not solidified maybe that was the problem.

    1. Hi, Nikki, the oil probably was the problem. It’s like a room temp butter that you cream together (hand mixer) with your sugar. I’m so so sorry. I used a room temp solid coconut oil (from Costco). And, yes, I also used coconut sugar and almond flour in another batch I made of this recipe, and it worked fine. I hope you’ll try it again. Let’s give it another try. Hey, I’m happy to facetime w/you! xoxx ally

      1. Thanks Ally! I will try again for sure.

        1. I hope so, honey. And, again, I’ll work w/you if you want. I want it to work for you!! xo ally

  3. Patty Marsano says:

    I was so excited to make these cookies but they are flat. Any idea what I might have done wrong?

    1. Patty, that’s really strange. What altitude are you at? You did put the baking powder in, right? I’ve never had that happen with either regular flour or the almond flour. I’m so sorry. Let’s try to figure this out. How as the taste and texture, luv? xoxx ally

  4. I just made these cookies after seeing them on your and Flavcity’s instagram. I just had to make them. They turned out just perfect. Thank you very much!

    1. Inci!! That’s soooooooooooooo good to hear! They’re pretty simple and easy and the keep for several days. Well, if they last that long! Hope you’ll be back a lot and visit here! xoxx ally

  5. Anonymous says:

    Can almond flour be used instead? 🙂

    1. Yes, I’ve used both regular and almond flour, luv! One to one amounts! Let me know! xoxx ally

  6. Ally – your recipes are the absolute BEST!! I received your cookbook in the mail & look forward to making all your recipes one by one!!

    1. Jan Jan!!! How kind you are! THANK YOU! And, I look super forward to being in your amazing kitchen!! Any questions, just holler, you know I’m here for you! xoxx ~ally

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