Wednesday, August 10, 2011

Coconut Oatmeal Cookies

This isn't a photogenic recipe, nor is it extra special, but it is a nice basic recipe that you can make with very few ingredients. The flavor and texture of oatmeal and coconut is pleasant and the cookie is soft and slightly chewy. This recipe makes around 52 cookies. The numbers of cookies will depend on how gigantic you make them. Mine were small to medium sized.

I used home made vanilla essence made from vanilla pods and vodka. Here's the recipe I followed.

Coconut Oatmeal Cookies - Adapted from Darlene's Recipe at


1 Cup Unsalted Butter (227g)
1 Cup Brown Sugar
1 Cup Refined White Sugar
2 Eggs
1 1/2 Tsp Vanilla Essence
2 Cups AP Flour
1 Cup Coconut Flakes
2 Cups Rolled Oats + as much more as you think you can add to it.*
1/2 Tsp Sea Salt
1 Tsp Baking Soda
1 Tsp Baking Powder

*I probably used 1/4 - 1/2 cup more. Stir in a little bit at a time, making sure you can still make balls out of the batter. You don't want to add so much more that the batter is dry and falls apart. The amount of extra oatmeal you can add will probably depend on the size of your eggs.

Step 1: Preheat oven to 175C (350F).

Step 2: Mix butter and sugars. Then add eggs and vanilla essence until thoroughly mixed.

Step 3: In another bowl, mix the flour, salt, baking power and baking soda. Whisk vigorously so that everything is mixed and sifted. Then add the oats and mix some more. Then add the coconut and mix lightly.

Step 4: Add the dry ingredients into the wet ingredients 1 cup at a time and blend. Try to do this as quickly as you can.

Step 5: Make small balls with your hands and press them down a bit to flatten with the palms of your hands.

Step 6: Bake for 12 minutes or until golden brown.


Anncoo said...

I love this easy recipes with simple ingredients. Love your picture too!

Zoe said...

Coconut and oatmeal are great combination for cookies.

Anonymous said...

Hurra for non-photogenic, yet delicious food! Just the type of cookie I was thinking of making this weekend. Would I ruin them with raisins?

Murasaki Shikibu said...

transplantedbaker: Not if you love raisins! :)

Jana said...

yumyum, I have to try this one! Ilove cocos and oatmeal-the picture you have taken is so beautiful too!

thanks for stopping by and happy cooking from tulipland!

Lori said...

Yummy treats Murasaki! They sound delicious.

Jay said...

always interested in new this version..:P
Tasty Appetite

My Little Space said...

Hi Murasaki, to your question tapioca flour is called as 木薯粉 or 薯粉. Hope this will help! Wish you luck, dear & ahve fun!
Blessings, Kristy

Murasaki Shikibu said...

My Little Space: Thank you very much! I'll be able to write this down and buy it now. :)

WebbieLady said...

Oh lovely! That looks very yummy, that photo! I will try this weekend. Your instruction is pretty simple and straightforward.. I hope I will succeed!

Filipina Ini said...

I browsed your blog and it's full of yummy resources. I bet I am going to learn more about the kitchen here!

I must try these cookies!

Quay Po Cooks said...

I am sure this cookies taste awesome. Coconut and oatmeal are good combo.