Loaded Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies

I love soft, chewy oatmeal cookies. Especially when they’re loaded with chocolate.

The cookies are loaded not only with chocolate, but with coconut and walnuts, too.

Loaded Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies - Soft, chewy, and loaded with chocolate! Sinking your teeth into a thick, hearty cookie is the best!! So good!

I combined my two favorite oatmeal cookie recipes, The Best Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies and Soft and Chewy Oatmeal Coconut Chocolate Chip Cookies into one, and added a handful of buttery walnuts for crunch and coconut flakes.

The result is a soft yet very hearty cookie that’s brimming with chewiness and texture from the oats, nuts, and coconut.

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Loaded Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies - Soft, chewy, and loaded with chocolate! Sinking your teeth into a thick, hearty cookie is the best!! So good!

The coconut flavor is very subtle, but if you don’t like coconut I recommend these. If you don’t like nuts, omit them. If you prefer raisins to chocolate, make that simple swap.

The recipe makes one dozen larger, bakery-style cookies that are beautifully thick. I always chill my cookie dough prior to baking and highly recommend it. Chilled dough spreads less and cookies bake up thicker.

Loaded Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies - Soft, chewy, and loaded with chocolate! Sinking your teeth into a thick, hearty cookie is the best!! So good!

I like that the recipe only makes one dozen, perfect if you don’t need too much of a good thing laying around, but double it if you have a big family, need a cookie exchange recipe, or love extra cardio.

Like most of my cookie recipes, the dough can be made in advance and stored in the fridge for days (or in the freezer for months), so you have the option to bake only as many cookies as needed at any given time.

Loaded Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies - Soft, chewy, and loaded with chocolate! Sinking your teeth into a thick, hearty cookie is the best!! So good!

Warm, fresh cookies can’t beat.

Loaded Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies - Soft, chewy, and loaded with chocolate! Sinking your teeth into a thick, hearty cookie is the best!! So good!

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Loaded Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies

The cookies are loaded with chocolate chips, coconut, and walnuts. They're a soft yet very hearty cookie that’s brimming with chewiness and texture from the oats, coconut, and nuts. If you don’t like coconut, make the cookies linked in the post. If you don’t like nuts, omit them. If you prefer raisins to chocolate, make that simple swap. The recipe makes one dozen larger, bakery-style cookies but can easily be doubled if you need more. The dough can be made in advance so you have the option to bake only as many cookies as needed at any given time. Warm, fresh cookies can't be beat.

Yield: about 12 med/large cookies

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Cook Time: about 11 to 13 minutes

Total Time: 3+ hours, for dough chilling

Ingredients:

1 large egg
1/2 cup unsalted butter (1 stick)
1/2 cup light brown sugar, packed
1/4 cup granulated sugar
1 tablespoon vanilla extract
1 cup old-fashioned whole rolled oats (not instant or quick cook)
1 cup all-purpose flour
1/2 cup sweetened shredded coconut
1/2 cup chopped walnuts (pecans may be substituted; or nuts may be omitted)
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/4 teaspoon salt, or to taste
1 heaping cup semi-sweet chocolate chips

Directions:

  1. To the bowl of a stand mixer fitted with the paddle attachment (or large mixing bowl and electric mixer) combine the egg, butter, sugars, vanilla, and beat on medium-high speed until creamed and well combined, about 4 minutes.
  2. Stop, scrape down the sides of the bowl, and add the oats, flour, coconut, walnuts, baking soda, salt to taste, and beat on low speed until just combined, about 1 minute.
  3. Stop, scrape down the sides of the bowl, and add the chocolate chips, and beat on low speed until just combined, about 30 seconds.
  4. Using a large cookie scoop, 1/4-cup measure, or your hands, form approximately 12 equal-sized mounds of dough, roll into balls, and flatten slightly. Tip - Strategically place a few chocolate chips on top of each mound of dough by taking chips from the underside and adding them on top.
  5. Place mounds on a large plate or tray, cover with plasticwrap, and refrigerate for at least 2 hours, up to 5 days. Do not bake with unchilled dough because cookies will bake thinner, flatter, and be more prone to spreading.
  6. Preheat oven to 350F, line a baking sheet with a Silpat or spray with cooking spray. Place dough mounds on baking sheet, spaced at least 2 inches apart (I bake 8 cookies per sheet) and bake for about 11 t0 13 minutes (for super soft cookies, longer for more well-done cookies), or until edges have set and tops are just set, even if slightly undercooked, pale, and glossy in the center; don't overbake. Cookies firm up as they cool. Allow cookies to cool on baking sheet for about 10 minutes before serving. I let them cool on the baking sheet and don't use a rack.
  7. Cookies will keep airtight at room temperature for up to 1 week or in the freezer for up to 6 months. Alternatively, unbaked cookie dough can be stored in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 5 days, or in the freezer for up to 4 months, so consider baking only as many cookies as desired and save the remaining dough to be baked in the future when desired.

Adapted from The Best Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies and Soft and Chewy Oatmeal Coconut Chocolate Chip Cookies

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64 comments

  1. I love the addition of coconut. My husband will love these since they don’t have raisins which he hates and I love so he’ll be happy to get an oatmeal cookie he can enjoy….Happy Holidays .

  2. I could have one of these every day for the rest of my life.

  3. These look amazing! Surprisingly, I have never baked with coconut. I will definitely try these! :)

  4. I’m all in favor of he bakery-sized portion! Otherwise, I’ll just eat more of the smaller ones. These are so thick! Cookie happiness!

  5. These look awesome–I love cookies with all sorts of texture and these have my favorites in them. They look thick and hearty and perfectly chocolaty too!!

  6. I love love love that you put coconut in them! These are the perfect puffy amazing cookie!

  7. They all look so fantastic! I think butterscotch would be the winner though… Officially, drooling.

  8. As always a keeper recipe, Averie! I love the addition of coconut. These look absolutely perfect!

  9. wow thanks for this one. Pinned it! Will try these with christmas :)

  10. They look irresistible as always! It’s been a while since I’ve had an oatmeal cookie. That needs to change this week!

    Have a wonderful Christmas Averie!

  11. I think these are probably the best loaded oatmeal cookies that I’ve seen, Averie! I love the coconut and walnuts in here! These cuties look so soft and chewy, I could totally go for some for breakfast right now!

  12. Totally want these now…..for breakfast!!

  13. Oatmeal chocolate chip is one of my faves! With the coconut and the nuts…just adds more delicious flavor and texture for me! Yum!

  14. This is just how I love my oatmeal cookies. YUM!

  15. These look so incredibly gooey and amazing!

  16. my goodness. the picture alone made my tummy rumble and mouth water! these look CRAZY GOOD, Averie, just wow.

  17. I love how fat and chewy these look!!! Yum, nothing better than a classic!

  18. I thought you were going to use coconut oil in these. :) I know I’ve said this before, but I’m getting tired of “Christmas” cookies and a loaded-oatmeal cookie really appeals to me now. Soon I can try these ….

    • I made a ton of cookies in Nov and some were holiday cookies and some weren’t, and I knew by now, I’d be safe posting a non-Xmas cookie just because one can get a little red-and-greened-out :)

  19. These look incredible. I have a hunch they taste incredible too because I made your M&M cookies last week and they were insanely delicious and a huge hit with my family. I love having a reliable site for topnotch recipes! Thank you, thank you!

  20. Your flour to oatmeal proportions are different than mine. I am going to have to try that. I love the look of the texture in the cookies in the photos.

  21. This looks amazing! I make so many of your cookie recipes, and they are always the best ever.

  22. I have been a chocolate monster lately. Someone gave my department a gigantic box of chocolates (this thing is at least 2 feet wide) and of course, it’s sitting on a counter next to my desk. So I’ve been sneaking a few pieces here and there. So my huge chocolate obsession just keeps on going – like with these cookies. When I saw those huge chocolate chips staring at me as I scrolled through the post, I was thinking, I wish those were on that counter next to my desk. Those cookies look GOOD, Averie!

    Hope you have a great Christmas and New Years! :)

  23. My neighbor brought over a bunch of cookies yesterday, I think since I brought some to her a few days before that. One of the kinds in the mix were oatmeal with nuts, and all I could think was WHERE’S THE CHOCOLATE?!? I mean….an oatmeal cookie without chocolate? Why bother.

    Not that I should complain about free cookies…..

    • I know, for me oatmeal cookies have to have chocolate or raisins, one or the other to really be an oatmeal cookie. I don’t bake many cookies with raisins anymore for the blog because I really had no idea, but the amount of people who hate raisins is mind-boggling and so I just avoid. But I do love them :)

  24. These look amazing Averie. You always have the best cookie recipes!!

  25. These lovely cookies are the bomb dot com! I puffy heart love the coconut in them! :)

  26. How do you always capture the most gorgeous, perfectly melty chocolate chips?? That’s totally an art, and you do it so well with every single cookie recipe! It makes me want to grab one (or all 12) off the screen. ;)

  27. holy smokes batman. Here were amazing! I hesitated to add coconut because I didn’t know if my kids would approve but boy am I glad I did. These were nice big soft chewy cookies. There was absolutely nothing I would change except add nuts next time ( didn’t have any on hand this time ) but these will be a staple in our home.cant wait to have one for breakfast with a nice cup of coffee.

  28. Made these cookies last night without nuts (my son is allergic) but next time I’ll bake a few for him without and then add the nuts after. I love pecans and walnuts, and think the cookies would have tasted even better! Anyways, they were absolutely delicious! My kids and husband loved them. Thanks for a great new cookie recipe I’ll be making again and again!

  29. Just made these – came out perfectly — my young kids loved them even with nuts and oatmeal — which they normally would complain about — I made 18 cookies and baked for 10 minutes.

  30. I made these cookies tonight….and OMG they are DELISH!!!!!! They tasted amazing and actually came out of the oven looking like Martha Stewart had made them! Thank you for this tasty recipe!

  31. Made these last night – DELISH! all of the quantities seemed perfect – great chocolate to cookie ratio
    I made mine with a smaller scoop than suggested, and cooked about 13-15 minutes at suggested temp. Great flavor – not too sweet, even with the coconut.

    This is saved and will be a go-to for me, for sure!

  32. Just want to tell you that’s the Loaded Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies are just about the best ever. Won’t ever be able to make them any other way!!! Thanks for sharing!

  33. Most beautiful cookies I have ever baked and absolutely delicious. Thank you for the wonderful recipe.

  34. I would love to make these cookies, they look great. Do we melt the butter.

  35. This Loaded Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookie is awesom! So full of flavor. My son-in-law asked for these cookies when I asked him what kind of birthday cake he wanted. Thank you for sharing. 

  36. Just made these and I LOVE them!! Didn’t know how they would turn out, didn’t want them to be too dry or plain. But they are soo good and moist, love the texture. I even added nuts and raisins. Thankyou thankyou thankyou!! 

  37. Delicious!! Came across this recipe on Pinterest and have since made – that’s how good they are :) 

  38. LOVED these! Thanks for the recipe!

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