Oatmeal Coconut Almond Chocolate Chunk Cookies


Oh my, is this a cookie you need to try! These decadent cookies are like getting four different kinds of cookies all in one. They aren’t just your everyday chocolate chip cookie, these things have oatmeal, coconut, almonds and chocolate chunks. And those ingredients not only make these deliciously flavorful and completely irresistible, but they give these cookies such an amazing texture. Trust me, you’re cookie recipe book definitely needs this one added.

Oatmeal Coconut Almond Chocolate Chunk Cookies | Cooking Classy

Sometime I’d  like to try them with white chocolate chips (instead of dark) and macadamia nuts (instead of almonds). They are perfect as they are but it’s always nice to have a few options, right? With a combination like this, who could resist them? They are a cookie made to please a crowd.


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Oatmeal Coconut Almond Chocolate Chunk Cookies | Cooking Classy


Oatmeal Coconut Almond Chocolate Chunk Cookies

Yield: About 34 medium cookies

Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 12 minutes


  • 1 3/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1 cup unsalted butter , softened
  • 1 1/4 cups packed light-brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 2 large eggs
  • 2 Tbsp milk
  • 1 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1/4 tsp coconut extract (or 1/2 tsp for more coconut flavor)
  • 3 cups rolled oats (old fashioned)
  • 12 oz dark chocolate , chopped into small chunks
  • 1 1/3 cups shredded coconut
  • 1 cup unsalted almonds , chopped


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. In a mixing bowl, whisk together flour, baking soda and salt for 20 seconds, set aside.
  2. In the bowl of an electric stand mixer, fitted with the paddle attachment, cream together butter, brown sugar and granulated sugar until well blended (not pale and fluffy, just until creamy). Mix in eggs one at a time. Stir in milk, vanilla and coconut extract. Blend in dry ingredients then blend in oats. Mix in chocolate chunks, coconut and almonds (chocolate dust from chopping included, don't waste chocolate. Also, if you want some chocolate chunks to show through, set aside about 1/4 of them to press into tops of cookies after shaping into balls). Shape dough into medium size balls (I did 50 grams each or a little over 3 Tbsp) and transfer to parchment paper or Silpat lined baking sheets, spacing each 2-inches apart. Bake in preheated oven 11 - 13 minutes. Allow to cool on baking sheet several minutes, then transfer to a wire rack to cool. Store in an airtight container at room temperature.
  3. Recipe Source: adapted with slight changes from allrecipes.com

Oatmeal Coconut Almond Chocolate Chunk Cookies | Cooking Classy

Oatmeal Coconut Almond Chocolate Chunk Cookies | Cooking Classy


  • Averie @ Averie Cooks: Your photography is drop dead gorgeous! Hello melty chocolate, I love thee :) I want these! The chewy oats and the coconut, the chocolate, wow, you outdid yourself! pinned And love the collages lately! May 17, 2014 at 3:11pm Reply

  • Laura (Tutti Dolci): These cookies look incredible, love all the mix-ins and your fun photos! May 17, 2014 at 4:40pm Reply

  • Martha in KS: This is similar to a recipe for Chocolate Chippers in the 1984 cookbook “Paul Prudhomme’s Louisiana Kitchen.” I adapted it substituting raisins for dates & oatmeal for granola & sold them in my deil as Chippachunks in the 80’s. You might want to check out Paul’s recipe here http://butterybooks.com/desserts/loaded-chocolate-chip-cookies-with-walnuts-recipe/
    I like your version with almonds – did you chop them in a food processor? May 17, 2014 at 4:44pm Reply

    • Jaclyn: I just chopped the almonds by hand but it did take a little while :). May 30, 2014 at 6:22pm Reply

  • Heather | Heather Christo: I need a dozen or two of these yummy cookies! Pinned May 17, 2014 at 7:05pm Reply

    • Jaclyn: Thanks for sharing Heather!! May 19, 2014 at 10:06pm Reply

  • Tieghan: These cookies!! So my kind of cookie! Oatmeal, dark chocolate and COCONUT!! Yes, please! May 17, 2014 at 8:06pm Reply

  • Stephanie @ Eat. Drink. Love.: These look perfect! Love the coconut! May 17, 2014 at 9:53pm Reply

  • Matt Robinson: These look insanely good Jaclyn!!! An absolutely perfect oatmeal/chocolate chunk cookie. May 17, 2014 at 10:10pm Reply

  • Julia @Vikalinka: I have to agree, they do look quite irresistible. They just have so much going for them! I make similar ones with walnuts instead of almonds and they are one of my favourites. May 18, 2014 at 1:43am Reply

  • Katrina @ Warm Vanilla Sugar: So much chocolatey goodness!! Mmmm. May 18, 2014 at 9:39am Reply

  • Chloe @ foodlikecake: These cookies are filled with all the good things! May 18, 2014 at 10:12am Reply

  • Alyssa {Cake, Crust, and Sugar Dust}: Your photos are so amazing that I can just imagine the texture of these cookies in my mouth…and it’s perfect! May 18, 2014 at 10:16am Reply

  • Kayle (The Cooking Actress): Mmmmm I love all the texture in these cookies! Not to mention the delicious flavor!!! May 18, 2014 at 3:42pm Reply

  • Sara: These look incredible! Especially as I am currently obsessed with coconut! Also, do you use sweetened or unsweetened coconut? May 18, 2014 at 4:37pm Reply

    • Jaclyn: I used sweetened but unsweetened should work okay too. May 18, 2014 at 8:45pm Reply

  • Melanie @ Carmel Moments: They look gooey and perfect Jaclyn! I could inhale one in now. Pinning to our coconut obsession board!
    Have a great day! May 18, 2014 at 5:41pm Reply

    • Jaclyn: Thanks for sharing Melanie! May 18, 2014 at 8:38pm Reply

  • Vanessa: These look amazing!! I am making these for our field day along with the white chocolate macadamia version you mentioned above too!! :) Thanks for this recipe! It looks so good!!! May 19, 2014 at 6:00am Reply

    • Jaclyn: I hope you love them Vanessa! May 19, 2014 at 9:13am Reply

      • Vanessa: I just wanted to point out that I do not think your recipe mentions to add the almonds with the chocolate chips. I re-read a few times and did not see it, so thought I would let you know :) May 20, 2014 at 7:16am Reply

        • Jaclyn: Sorry it does, I just added that huge sentence in parentheses between the two. You add it with the chocolate chunks. Thanks for letting me know though I should probably just place them together before the long sentence so it makes better sense :). June 4, 2014 at 9:20am Reply

  • Jessica @ A Kitchen Addiction: Love everything about these cookies! So good! May 19, 2014 at 1:55pm Reply

  • kate: These are great. I’m nearing seven months pregnant and can not resist an awesome cookie!
    Thanks for the recipe! May 20, 2014 at 12:27pm Reply

  • Koko: Hey Jaclyn, I only just made a batch of your cookies and I’m in love. It’s safe to say this is my new favourite oatmeal cookie recipe. We don’t have coconut essence in Germany, so I skipped that part, but they are still delicious. The coconut goes amazingly with the oats and the chocolate and almond round it all up nicely.
    I baked these as a part of a birthday gift for my friends. I was a little worried about it, since this was my first time making this recipe, but after tasting these, I am more than happy to say I’ll hold up my good reputation as the “cookie fairy”.
    Thank you! May 23, 2014 at 4:12pm Reply

    • Jaclyn: Ha ha I love this comment, I am glad I kept your reputation intact! June 19, 2014 at 10:52pm Reply

  • Siphiwe Dube: I baked these yesterday, they don’t look as pretty as the pictures but boy oh boy they taste so good and they made my kitchen smell like heaven. Thank you so much for sharing. June 11, 2014 at 1:14am Reply

    • Jaclyn: I’m so glad you liked these cookies Siphiwe Dube! Thanks for your feedback! June 11, 2014 at 9:31am Reply

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  • Michaeleen: These are the BEST cookies I’ve ever made! And I’ve been baking cookies for 40 years. They go together pretty quick and easy. The texture is just perfect, a bit crispy on the outside and nice and chewy on the inside. I am trying to keep my had out of the cookie jar. I just can’t!! Thank your for sharing this adapted recipe. My life is forever changed : ) July 27, 2014 at 10:12pm Reply

    • Jaclyn: I’m so glad they are life changing for you :)! But really I’m so happy to hear you enjoyed them so much! Thanks for your feedback! July 27, 2014 at 11:07pm Reply

  • Anna @ Crunchy Creamy Sweet: OMG! Gorgeous!!! Love love everything about these cookies! Pinning! September 17, 2014 at 3:31pm Reply

    • Jaclyn: Thanks Anna and thanks for pinning! September 17, 2014 at 5:03pm Reply

  • Jocelyn: I made these today, and they are scrumptious! Thank you so much! October 11, 2014 at 2:17pm Reply

  • Lisette: Wow are delicious I loved .. congratulations Jaclyn and it’s so easy to make ….. my family love them :D August 10, 2015 at 12:52pm Reply

  • Kim: These cookies have become a standard in my home everyone loves them they are simple but a absolute show stopper all at the same time. November 18, 2015 at 10:37am Reply

  • Dolly: Getting so tired of store bought cookies….so made a big batch if these today. They were awesome. Very tasty, my hubby (the late night Cookie Monster) loves them. September 1, 2016 at 8:48pm Reply

    • Jaclyn: I’m glad you liked them! Thanks Dolly! September 2, 2016 at 2:20pm Reply

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