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