Coconut Oatmeal Cookies

Coconut Oatmeal Cookies


These cookies came out just how I wanted them, crispy and golden brown on the outside, moist and chewy in the middle with a serious coconut kick. The chewy texture comes from the brown sugar and the coconut from a good amount of desiccated coconut and coconut essence.




Last week I had dental surgery. Like a lot of dental surgery. This meant going home to my mum’s house and feeling sorry for myself , whilst i was bought soup and cups of tea; and of course a lot of sympathy. 

I don’t like the dentist, in fact i’m super phobic, but it wasn’t all bad. I mean who doesn’t like tea and sympathy?! And the large amount of sedation pumped into my body was also very fun.  My best friend came to visit and I was just sat smiling and slurring to myself, not a care in the world. To thank my mum for looking after me like I was a 5 year old again, I baked her a giant batch of coconut oatmeal cookies.


Whilst I couldn’t try them (since all my food had to be pureed), I was assured they were the best coconut cookies my mum had ever tried. As a coconut junkie, she is the expert on all things coconut. 


Coconut Oatmeal Cookies

More coconut cookies? Check out these Oaty Coconut Peanut Butter Cookies

Coconut Oatmeal Cookies
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A Chewy and Decadent Coconut Oatmeal Cookie
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  1. 240g butter (softened)
  2. 200g caster sugar
  3. 200g brown sugar
  4. 2 eggs
  5. 1 tsp vanilla essence
  6. 1 tsp coconut essence
  7. 1/2 tsp salt
  8. 1 tsp baking soda
  9. 1/2 tsp baking powder
  10. 300g plain flour
  11. 160g rolled oats
  12. 75g desiccated coconut
  1. Pre heat the oven to 180C
  2. Cream the butter and sugars together until smooth and creamy.
  3. Stir in the eggs, vanilla and coconut essence until combined.
  4. Sift in the flours, baking powder and baking soda and combine.
  5. Stir in the oats and coconut and mix well.
  6. Take golf ball sized pieces of the cookie dough and flatten slightly onto a lined baking tray.
  7. Bake for 10-12 minutes until golden brown.
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  1. Kellie says

    Does anyone know how the measurements convert to US? I would love to try this recipe, but am having some difficulty with the conversions, grams vs cups, ounces, etc. Thanks – they look amazing!

  2. says

    I love coconut and oatmeal together! In australia we have a crispier cookie that uses this combo too(anzac cookies). Chewy and thin cookies are so moreish I often eat too many. Thank you for sharing your mother recipe.

  3. says

    Oatmeal and coconut sounds like a wonderful combination! I hope you’re feeling better after your surgery! I freaked out when I had to have surgery to have my wisdom teeth taken out … no fun. But yay for moms to take care of us!

  4. says

    These look so delicious and must have smelled great while baking. Its almost cruel to bake them while you can’t eat them! Mums (speaking as one) love to be needed and for their sympathy/empathy/caring to be appreciated. How wonderful that you could go to your mum’s house for some TLC and baking after dental surgery! I hope you are feeling better!

  5. says

    I’m on a coconut kick right now so these would be major in some cookies. Hope you are feeling better! Be sure to be eating mashed potatoes and pudding – those are my favorites when my mouth isn’t feeling so well.

  6. says

    These sound amazing!!! I think I’d eat half of the dough…and then ALL the cookies! Pinned this to try. Hope your mouth is healing quickly~

  7. says

    I heard that ice cream is meant to be very good when you can’t eat solid food… πŸ˜€

    Anyway, hello! Glad to meet another student (well ex-student for me now!) blogger πŸ˜€ I love your Confused English Girl feature by the way… would you consider venturing outside American foods..? I have some Chinese snacks I would highly recommend!

    Those days of student room feel like so long ago now… all I can say if enjoy being a student whilst you can!! :)

    • Miss Messy says

      hehe i heard that too! I would love to here Chinese recommendations. I have a lot of Asia supermarkets around here, but am usually a little unsure what to buy apart from crisps and coconut water!

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