Great Big Oatmeal Cookies ( That are Both Great and Big )

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“There are tons of oatmeal cookie recipes and everyone has their favorite, but this one is different than any I've seen so far: It contains toasted coconut and oats. It also has a high oat and coconut to flour ratio, which I like. This is such a soft and chewy cookie! I like it as written, but you could certainly add in raisins, spices, or chocolate chips if you wanted. Oatmeal cookies are my favorite and I've found some great recipes for them, but this one is honestly the best oatmeal cookie I've eaten. I hope someone out there agrees with me! :)”
2 dozen

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Preheat oven to 350°F.
  2. Spread the coconut and oats out on a large baking sheet - two sheets work better.
  3. Bake for 10 minutes or until lightly browned and toasted, stirring often.
  4. While the coconut and oats cool, mix the flour, baking soda and salt.
  5. Cream the butter and sugar together in a separate, large, bowl at medium speed for one minute.
  6. Add the eggs and vanilla to the butter mixture and beat until mixed; beat in the milk.
  7. Stir in the flour, then stir in the coconut and oats.
  8. I thought the dough looked pretty sticky, so at this point I put it in the refrigerator for an hour. It's not something that's called for in the original recipe, but I recommend it since it worked very well for me.
  9. Drop dough in 1/4 cup amounts, 3 inches apart, onto greased baking sheets. I used an ice cream scoop for this (filled so the scoop was rounded, but not heaping), and it worked perfectly.
  10. Bake for 12 minutes, or until they are set and lightly browned.
  11. Let the cookies cool on the cookie sheets for one minute before transfering to a rack to finish cooling.

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