Oatmeal Coconut Almond Chocolate Chunk Cookies

05.17.2014

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.

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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.

Enjoy!

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Oatmeal Coconut Almond Chocolate Chunk Cookies

Yield: About 34 medium cookies

Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 12 minutes

Ingredients

  • 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

Instructions

  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

39 comments

  • 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

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

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

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

  • 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

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

  • 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

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