Friday, March 7, 2008

Chocolate Oatmeal Coconut Cookies


There's this place that sells cookies at a university here (Blue Chip Cookies for those of you in the Vancouver area) that are so insanely delicious. Since I didn't go to that university (my university didn't offer anything so tasty) I've only had these cookies a few times, but my two favourite kinds are the "marbelous" (chocolate dough with chocolate and white chocolate chunks) and coconut oat. The coconut oat is this thin buttery super coconuty delicious creation that's somewhere between soft/chewy and maybe a little bit crispy.


A month or so ago I came across these chocolate oatmeal coconut cookies on Deborah's blog who found them on This Week for Dinner. Once I saw them and read the combination of coconut and oats, I hoped hoped hoped that these might just be similar to the wondrous Blue Chip coconut oat cookies. I made them shortly after finding the recipe (which is actually kind of rare, as I'm sure many of you can relate to - saving recipes that you find on blogs that you want to make soon but then not getting around to it until much later if at all).


Well I am extremely happy to say that these cookies did not disappoint! I was ecstatic about how well they turned out. Especially fresh from the oven, all warm and soft with a bit of a crispy edge. These were it! Cookie bliss. The only problem was that I thought I'd prefer them crispy so I started to bake them a bit longer, but the next day they became really quite hard and only a bit chewy. So next time I won't bake them as long. And while the chocolate chips in them were good, I'll make them without next time so I can enjoy my perfect buttery coconut oat cookie. The photos really don't do them justice! And the chocolate chips look really weird.

If this sounds good, you might like:
Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies
Carrot Coconut Cake
Chocolate Marble Chunk Cookies
Coconut Cream Pie

Chocolate Oatmeal Coconut Cookies
Adapted from Barbara Boczany & This Week for Dinner

1 cup (2 sticks) unsalted butter
1 cup brown sugar, packed
6 tbsp sugar
2 large eggs
1 1/2 tsp vanilla
1/2 tsp salt
1/2 tsp baking soda
1 cup flour
2 1/4 cups oats
1 1/2 cups dried unsweetened shredded coconut
12 oz (2 cups) semi-sweet chocolate chips

Preheat oven to 350F. Beat butter and sugars at high speed until fluffy. Add eggs and beat until blended. Beat in vanilla, baking soda, and salt. Add flour and mix at low speed until blended. Stir in oats, coconut and chocolate.

Drop 1/4 cup of dough about 3 inches apart on large buttered baking sheets. Pat down to 1/2 inch. Bake 15-18 minutes. Cool one minute on pan. Transfer to cooling rack.

30 comments:

Gretchen Noelle said...

These sound kind of good. I am not a huge fan of coconut, but suddenly I have been buying it and putting it into everything. I never thought of chocolate chip cookies with coconut!

Priscilla said...

Those look wonderful! Oatmeal cookies are some of the best!

amanda said...

Coconut is one of my newest indulgences so these cookies look right up my alley. I just had one of the best cookies of my life two days ago, a coconut spice and chocolate that made my life. I will have to put these to good use!

Deborah said...

I knew they looked familiar! Now I want to go bake some...

Cakespy said...

No way! Someone just sent me a couple of cookies in this exact flavor--and it made me a believer!! Now I have the recipe! (laughs maniacally). Yay!

Holler said...

Those look great! How much would you reduce the time by?
I think the chocolate chips look a bit like blueberries, now there is an idea!

Jaime said...

i just love coconut! combining it in a oatmeal cookie is a great idea :) glad you found a good copycat for the cookie you love!

Jane Maynard said...

I'm so happy you and deborah both liked them so much! yea! I have to say, if you're going to do chocolate chips in these, the mini chocolate chips work way better in this cookie. anyway, fun to see you used the recipe and you love them so much. I love them too. :)

jane (from this week for dinner!)

Johanna said...

yum - love oatmeal and coconut in a choc chip cookie - and don't they always taste better when baked at home than when they've been sitting on a cafes biscuit counter for too long!

Kevin said...

Oatmeal and coconut cookies sound really good (with or without the chocolate chips). Bookmarked

amy said...

oats and coconut are perfect together, but with chocolate they're even better!

Bellini Valli said...

These are similar to a cookie that I love...these might be my new favourite:D

Robin Rivers said...

Ooo, these would go over great with my tiny person. Chocolate and coconut are a stellar combination.

Going to try these right now.

Gigi said...

I love oatmeal chocolate chip cookies and I love coconut. This sounds like a must try immediately!

bakingblonde said...

These cookies look absolutey delicious! I love coconut in cookies, the way it toasts up a bit when baking, mmmmmmmm good. I will have to try these cookies for Easter!

kickpleat said...

yup, all my favorite ingredients! i think i'd love this cookie a whole lot too :)

Helene said...

This looks like a treat I would love. Never heard of that cookie place. Thanks for the tip.

Mallow said...

Yay for coconut! Those cookies are gorgeous! The texture looks perfect.

eatme_delicious said...

Thanks everybody for all your comments. :)

cinderelly said...

my hubby loves oatmeal cookies, and i love coconut and chocolate, so this one sounds terrific!

Psychgrad said...

These looks really good! I'm always tempted to use raisins with oats. Nice pictures and I like your feedback on the recipe.

LisaRene said...

Looking good! I just made some similar. I like that the recipe you used has a ton of oats and coconut - and the chocolate chips certainly don't hurt :)

eatme_delicious said...

Thanks everybody. :)

michelle.. said...

i just made these and they are delish! thanks for the recipe

The oats work well with the coconut, its like a cross between a choc chip cookie and an ANZAC biscuit.
yummy

Shelly C said...

I am making these right now , I put almond extract in them also and girhadelli chocolate...I think and hope they taste like an almond joy...I also added lots of nuts and used 1/2 butter and 1/2 butter flavor crisco.....OMG they melt in your mouth.....THANK YOU FOR THE RECIPE...there goes my diet again...I am a cookie monster! LOL :)

Tiffany said...

Is the 1 cup of flour sifted?

eatme_delicious said...

Tiffany: No. I never sift my flour.

Keslie said...

I just found this recipe and OMG they are so yummy. Crazy thing, my kids don't like them, DARN now I have to eat them all, (okay I'll share with DH). Thanks! Oh I only cooked them for about 10 minutes and without the chocolate.
I'm now gonna check out the rest of your blog, so excited!

eatme_delicious said...

Keslie: So glad you like them, too bad about your kids though!

Sara said...

I am gonna try to make a healthier version of these. Thanks