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Chocolate Coconut Cookies: Not Your Typical Oatmeal Drop Cookies

Chocolate Coconut Cookies: are they chocolate cookies or oatmeal drop cookies?

Yes, both!

It's a bit of a surprise, isn't it? You expect an oatmeal cookie to be flavored with cinnamon and raisins and nuts.

But here oatmeal is mixed in, even though you may not notice it, thanks to the rich cookie dough flavored with melted chocolate rolled in shredded coconut.

So different from the typical oatmeal cookie ... yet so good!

Chocolate Coconut Cookies with The Cookie Elf

Prep time: 15-20 minutes

Bake time: 9-11 minutes

Makes about 3-4 dozen cookies


1 cup (2 sticks) butter or margarine, softened

1 cup granulated sugar

1 cup firmly packed brown sugar

2 eggs

4 ounces unsweetened baking chocolate, melted and cooled (here's how to melt chocolate)

2 cups all-purpose flour

1 teaspoon baking powder

1 teaspoon baking soda

1 cup oatmeal (more about oatmeal in cookies)

1 cup sweetened flaked coconut

Extra coconut for rolling cookies (optional)


  1. Preheat oven to 350º F. Line baking sheets with silicone mats or parchment paper.
  2. In a medium bowl, combine flour, baking powder, and baking soda. Set aside.
  3. In a separate bowl, with an electric mixer on low speed, cream together butter, granulated sugar, and brown sugar beating until smooth, about 2 minutes. Add eggs, one at a time, beating for 30-45 seconds after each addition, until mixture is creamy.
  4. Add melted chocolate, beating until mixture is smooth.
  5. Gradually stir dry ingredients into creamed mixture in two additions, beating just until well blended.
  6. Add oatmeal and coconut by hand with a wooden spoon. Dough will be thick.
  7. Pour extra shredded coconut into a small bowl. Use a cookie scoop or spoon to drop dough in rounded teaspoonfuls (here's some tips for scooping cookie dough),  roll balls in shredded coconut, and set onto prepared baking sheets, about 2 inches apart Bake for 9-11 minutes until cookies are just set. Remove cookie sheets from the oven.
  8. Allow cookies to sit for 5 minutes before using a spatula to transfer them to a wire rack. Cool completely.
  9. Store cookies in an airtight container.

A Special Baking Tip from The Elf

Chocolate Coconut Cookies can be chewy or crispy, depending on how long you bake them.  For a chewier cookie, bake on the low side of the suggested time. For a crisper cookie, bake 1-2 minutes longer, on the upper end of the suggested bake time.

Here are some more tips about how to make drop cookies.

See more chocolate drop cookies on our Pinterest board.

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