Coconut Oatmeal Cookies

My usual MO for bringing desserts to work, meetings, etc., is to start looking through cookbooks and online recipes to see what I can find that matches the ingredients I already have on hand. Some days, its easier than others.

So, not long ago, I had a meeting that I wanted to bring a dessert for. I had a random bag of shredded coconut that someone had given my husband because they know I liked to bake and they weren’t using it.

This  particular recipe was in an old family cookbook, and decided to give it a shot. It is super simple to do, using what I had in the pantry. And you guys… This was the single recipe that launched The Pantry Fairy into a bakery side gig as well, after someone tried them and wanted to know if I would sell them to her.

Check out the Bakery page here at The Pantry Fairy to order a variety of baked goods, including these coconut oatmeal cookies.

Coconut Oatmeal Cookies

Coconut Oatmeal Cookies

yield: 5-6 dozen       prep time: 10 minutes      total time: 50-60 min


  • 1 cup butter, softened
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 1  1/2 cups flour
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 3 cups old-fashioned oats
  • 2 cups shredded coconut


  1. Preheat oven to 350.
  2. Cream together butter, sugar, brown sugar, eggs and vanilla.
  3. In separate bowl, mix together flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt.
  4. Combine the dry ingredients into the wet mixture a little at a time until thoroughly mixed and smooth.
  5. Stir in oats and coconut.
  6. Shape into walnut sized balls.
  7. Place on silicone baking mat lined baking sheet, and flatten slightly.
  8. Bake 8-10 minutes. Take care not to over bake.
  9. Cool on a wire rack; store in a cool, dry place

Enjoy! If you try this recipe, let me know in the comments – I’d love to see your pictures!

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