Loaded Oatmeal Coconut Chocolate Chip Cookies — Soft, chewy, and loaded with chocolate! Sinking your teeth into a thick, hearty cookie is the best!! So good!
Loaded Oatmeal Coconut Chocolate Chip Cookies
I love soft, chewy oatmeal cookies. Especially when they’re loaded with chocolate. These chewy oatmeal chocolate chip cookies are loaded not only with chocolate, but with coconut and walnuts, too.
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.
The recipe makes one dozen larger, bakery-style cookies that are beautifully thick. 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.
Warm, fresh cookies can’t be beat.
What’s in Oatmeal Coconut Chocolate Chip Cookies?
To make these fully loaded oatmeal walnut cookies, you’ll need:
- Unsalted butter
- Light brown sugar
- Granulated sugar
- Vanilla extract
- Old-fashioned oats
- All-purpose flour
- Sweetened shredded coconut
- Chopped walnuts
- Baking soda
- Semi-sweet chocolate chips
How to Make Oatmeal Coconut Chocolate Chip Cookies
First, you’ll need to cream together the egg, butter, sugars, and vanilla. Add in the remaining dry ingredients and mix until just combined, then fold in the chocolate chips.
Scoop out the cookie dough using a 1/4 cup measure, then chill for at least 2 hours. Once chilled, bake the cookie dough until the edges have set and the tops are just set, even if slightly undercooked, pale, and glossy in the center.
Let the coconut oatmeal walnut chocolate chip cookies rest on the baking sheet for 10 minutes before serving.
Do I Have to Chill the Oatmeal Walnut Cookie Dough?
Yes, I always chill my cookie dough prior to baking and highly recommend it. Chilled dough spreads less and cookies bake up thicker.
Can I Use Instant Oats?
No, instant oats are quite powdery and will result in dry cookies.
Tips for Making the Best Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies
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.
You’re also welcome to use different kinds of baking chips in this recipe if semi-sweet chocolate chips aren’t your favorite. Think: butterscotch chips, peanut butter chips, chocolate chunks, and so on.
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.
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Loaded Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies
These oatmeal coconut chocolate chip cookies are soft, chewy, and loaded with chocolate, coconut, & walnuts! Thick, hearty cookies are the best!!
- 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
- 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.
- 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.
- Stop, scrape down the sides of the bowl, and add the chocolate chips, and beat on low speed until just combined, about 30 seconds.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 336Total Fat: 17gSaturated Fat: 9gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 7gCholesterol: 36mgSodium: 118mgCarbohydrates: 36gFiber: 2gSugar: 23gProtein: 4g
More Oatmeal Cookie Recipes:
ALL OF MY OATMEAL COOKIE RECIPES!
The Best Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies — Soft, chewy, loaded with chocolate, and they turn out perfectly every time! Totally irresistible!
Soft and Chewy Oatmeal Scotchies Cookies – My favorite classic oatmeal cookie base loaded with sweet butterscotch chips! A classic cookie that you’ve just got to try!
The Best Oatmeal M&M’s Chocolate Chip Cookies — Between the chewy oats, the gooey melted chocolate, and the slight crunch from the M&Ms, there’s wonderful texture in every bite.
Chocolate Chip Banana Oatmeal Cookies — These cookies are soft, moist, and oh-so chewy. They taste like banana bread and chocolate chip cookies rolled into one dessert!
Soft & Chewy Peanut Butter Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies — 3 favorite cookies combined into 1 so you don’t have to choose!! Easy, no-mixer recipe, and always a hit!
One-Bowl, No-Mixer, No-Chill Oatmeal Cookies — An incredibly FAST and EASY recipe that produces perfectly thick cookies with chewy edges and soft centers!! One bowl to wash, no mixer to drag out, and no waiting around!!
Cowboy Cookies — These cowboy cookies are packed with oats, chocolate chips, Cornflakes, and shredded coconut. This is a flexible recipe that you can make with different mix-ins to suit whatever is in your pantry!
So delicious!! Do you happen to know how I can convert this recipe to cookie bars?? Instead of individual cookies?
Yes just make as directed and baking in an 8×8 or 9×9-inch pan for approx 20 to 25 minutes would be my guess, watch it though as I am guessing.
Easy and delicious!
Thanks for the 5 star review and glad they were easy and delicious!
These cookies were absolutely delicious!Thanks for a great recipe
Thanks for the 5 star review and glad they were absolutely delish!
Hi Averie, your cookies are great
However why does the video does not display with the recipes? There’s just too many ads
Hmmm not sure? It could have been a momentary glitch with the video based on your device, wifi connection, my side, hard to say. But the videos are on continuous loop, with ads in between.
This is the BEST cookie recipe I’ve ever made. My husband said it was the best cookies he’s ever had in his life. I will never make another recipe again. SO Delicious!
I’m glad they’re the best cookies you’ve ever made according to your husband and that you’ll be loyal to my recipe!
Great recipe. I added chopped peanuts for a little extra crunch…delicious!
Thanks for the 5 star review and glad they turned out great and I bet the peanuts added the perfect little crunch!
Everything about these cookies just scream “WOW”! I added raisins to mine and it was amazing. I would definitely recommend this recipe to others!!!
Thanks for the 5 star review and glad they were a WOW recipe for you!
Just made these today and wow! So good! Love the chewy texture and nutty flavor from the pecans. I didn’t chill the dough and they still were nice and thick. Will be saving this recipe to make again! Thanks!
Thanks for the 5 star review and glad they turned out so good even without chilling the dough!
Lovely recipe! Trying to use what I had on hand .. given the times and trying to not make a run to the store for just one thing. So used Half quick oats and half steel cut oats. Added raisins and ground the walnuts up. They are amazing! Will try them with quick oats when I have that on hand. But will be a go to cookie recipe for sure !! Thank you !
Thanks for the 5 star review and glad these turned out great and good job using what you had on hand and not running out for just one thing – totally agree! Glad these will be go-to cookies for you in the future!
I just made these. 1 tablespoon vanilla seems a lot. Waiting to bake them to tell for sure.
It’s 3 teaspoons. You can always use 2 if that’s better for you next time.
Amazing. I NEVER leave reviews but had to make an exception because these cookies are incredible…an oatmeal cookie and a chocolate chip cookie perfectly rolled into one. I may never use another oatmeal cookie recipe again…why would I? This is sheer perfection!
Thanks for the five star review and for leaving a review even though you normally don’t ever do that! I’m glad you may never need another oatmeal cookie recipe again!
Loved them, husbanda very favorite.
Thanks for the 5 star review and glad they’re your husband’s favorites!
Will quick oats work? I have lots of those so hoping I can sub them for the old fashioned oats
In my opinion, not really. They are more like flour and can dry out the dough like regular flour can in comparison to old fashioned.
These are the best cookies ever!!! Seriously make them… NOW! 😂
Thanks for the five star review and glad you think they’re the best cookies ever!
These cookies are wonderful. I baked them for a camping weekend and everyone loved them. I did refrigerate them overnight and used a 1/4 cup scoop for baking.
Thanks for the 5 star review and glad these came out wonderfully for you!
I was invited to a luncheon and one of the gals made these cookies. I had to have the recipe- best cookie ever!!!I have been making them ever since; everyone absolutely loves them!! Thank you for sharing the recipe.
Thanks for the 5 star review and glad these have been a hit ever since the luncheon!
I didn’t have old fashioned oats, only quick oats and they turned out great!
Glad they turned out great even with quick cooking oats!
Love this recipe… make these all the time
Glad you love than and make them lots!
LOVED these! Thanks for the recipe!
Thanks for trying the recipe and I’m glad it came out great for you!
Delicious!! Came across this recipe on Pinterest and have since made – that’s how good they are :)
Thanks for trying the recipe and I’m glad it’s your favorite oatmeal cookie recipe!
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!!
Thanks for trying the recipe and I’m glad it came out great for you! I hate dry or plain cookies and would never post a recipe with that as the result!
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.
Thanks for trying the recipe and I’m glad it came out great for you!
I would love to make these cookies, they look great. Do we melt the butter.
Per step 1. in the Directions, you cream the butter together with the egg and sugars and vanilla.
Most beautiful cookies I have ever baked and absolutely delicious. Thank you for the wonderful recipe.
Thanks for trying and glad they came out great for you! And that they’re the most beautiful cookies you’ve ever baked!
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!
Thanks for trying the recipe and glad it came out great for you! Glad they’re the best ever for you!
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!
Thanks for trying the recipe and I’m glad it came out great for you!
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!
Thanks for trying the recipe and I’m glad it came out great for you and made you look like Martha Stewart!
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.
Thanks for trying the recipe and I’m glad it came out perfectly and that even the kid are on board with the oatmeal and nuts!
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!
Glad you and your family love them and that you’ll be making them again and again!
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.
Thanks for trying these and making the recipe as written even with the coconut and glad it was a hit, even with the kids! YAY! love it when everything works out so well!
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. ;)
These lovely cookies are the bomb dot com! I puffy heart love the coconut in them! :)
You are so sweet – thank you my friend :) xo
These look amazing Averie. You always have the best cookie recipes!!
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 :)
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! :)
Thanks for the compliments and glad these look so good to you – and I hope you have a great Christmas and New Years, too!
This looks amazing! I make so many of your cookie recipes, and they are always the best ever.
Aww, that’s so nice of you so say!!
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.
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!
Thanks for all the compliments!! I am so glad you and your family enjoyed the M&M cookies and that they were a huge hit!
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 :)
I love how fat and chewy these look!!! Yum, nothing better than a classic!
my goodness. the picture alone made my tummy rumble and mouth water! these look CRAZY GOOD, Averie, just wow.
These look so incredibly gooey and amazing!
This is just how I love my oatmeal cookies. YUM!
Thanks Brandon and Merry Christmas!
Oatmeal chocolate chip is one of my faves! With the coconut and the nuts…just adds more delicious flavor and texture for me! Yum!
Totally want these now…..for breakfast!!
That sounds about perfect :)
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!
Thanks for the compliments, Gayle!
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!
Have a wonderful Christmas as well!!!
wow thanks for this one. Pinned it! Will try these with christmas :)
Thanks for pinning!
As always a keeper recipe, Averie! I love the addition of coconut. These look absolutely perfect!
They all look so fantastic! I think butterscotch would be the winner though… Officially, drooling.
I love love love that you put coconut in them! These are the perfect puffy amazing cookie!
Thank you, Dorothy! :) I promptly re-homed these!
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!!
Thanks, Paula! :) Have a great weekend!
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!
These look amazing! Surprisingly, I have never baked with coconut. I will definitely try these! :)
I could have one of these every day for the rest of my life.
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 .
There are lots of raisin-haters out there…haha! I never knew til I started blogging how many people do NOT like raisins! So these are safe :)