Coconut Oatmeal Cookies ~ Money Saving Recipe

05/22/2016 12:00 pm · 7 comments

by Sarah A Thrifty Mom

Coconut Oatmeal Cookies by Tiffany

The other day while concocting a new recipe for you, I wanted to bring something this week that disappeared very quickly in my home. I almost wasn’t able to catch a picture, that’s how quick these babies disappeared. I have since had numerous requests to make them again. This is a great recipe to use on that stock pile you have of oats.  If you’re a coconut lover like myself, switch up the vanilla extract with coconut extract to give them that extra coconut taste. I hope you enjoy them as much as we did!

Yields approx. 2 dozen


  • 1/2 cup butter, salted
  • 1/2 cup Crisco
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 cups old fashioned oats
  • 1 1/2 cups sweetened coconut flakes


Preheat oven 350 degrees F.

1. In a standing mixer beat butter, Crisco, sugars and vanilla until light and fluffy. (About 8 minutes) Next beat in eggs.

2. In a medium sized bowl, whisk flour, cinnamon, and baking soda together; add to creamed mixture. Next stir in oats and coconut.

3. Shape cookie dough into 1 inch balls and place 2 inches apart on a large baking sheet. Place on the middle rack in oven and bake for 10 minutes. Remove from oven and let cookies set on baking sheet for 1-2 minutes before transferring to a cooling rack.

Notes: Store cooled cookies in a covered container, sealed bag or cookie jar. If freezing store in freezer safe bags, covered dishware, such as Pyrex brand.

Cookie Tip:

When I’m feeling like a super woman, and this isn’t to often, I might add. I make several batches of different kinds of cookie dough, roll into 1 inch balls and lay on a large baking sheet to freeze. I then take the frozen cookie dough balls and transfer them to gallon sized freezer bags. When we feel like cookies and I don’t feel like making them, all I do is preheat the oven and pop in the amount of frozen cookie dough that I need and voila’, cookies in no time flat!

 Hope you enjoy this Money Saving Recipe.

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Mary Beth
Mary Beth

Made these tonight and they turned out GREAT. I was worried about the texture, but the oatmeal and coconut really held their crunch. Looking forward to trying more of your recipes!


You had me at coconut!!!!

T. Alexander
T. Alexander

fantastic recipes... shared the sugar cookies. looked so yummy. thank you for all your recipes and making them so easy to follow.


If these cookies taste as good as they look, I am in trouble!! Thanks for sharing your recipe Tiffany. I can't wait to try them.


Ooo, I love that idea! We bake a lot of cookies at one time and then freeze them. Who wants the oven on when it is hot outside! But there are evenings when a hot cookie would be wonderful! Or just to make the house smell wonderful!


Ahh, thanks so much Mary Beth! So glad you liked them. :)


Tonya, I hope you like them! :)

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