Coconut and Oat Cookies

    30 min

    A simple, yet utterly delicious cookie. They are sweet, oaty and packed full of coconutty goodness. Enjoy with a big mug of tea, coffee or hot chocolate.

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    Makes: 24 cookies

    • 100g margarine
    • 220g dark brown soft sugar
    • 200g caster sugar
    • 2 eggs
    • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
    • 110g butter
    • 250g plain flour
    • 75g desiccated coconut
    • 1 teaspoon baking powder
    • 1 teaspoon bicarbonate of soda
    • 160g porridge oats

    Prep:20min  ›  Cook:10min  ›  Ready in:30min 

    1. Preheat oven to 180 C / Gas 4.
    2. In a medium mixing bowl cream margarine, butter and sugars. Add eggs and vanilla until blended. Set aside.
    3. In a separate bowl, combine dry ingredients, reserving the coconut until all other dry ingredients are blended. Add coconut.
    4. Combine wet and dry ingredients until moist. Drop on greased baking trays about 2.5-5cm apart. Bake for 10 minutes or until golden. Remove from oven immediately - if overcooked, the cookies will get hard.

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    so easy to make and scrummy  -  23 Feb 2014


    This recipe has been used in my family for generations with a slightly different variation. We use either shortening or butter and add one (1) addtional cup of oatmeal. We also roll the dough into "logs" (about 2" x 6") then chill for about 1 hour. Then slice into 1/4" thick cookies. Either way, an absolute winning recipe.  -  05 Jul 2001  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)


    These were absolutely delicious Darlene! Because some reviewers complained about their cookies coming out flat, I used heaping teaspoons of the baking soda and baking powder. I added chocolate chips to the mix and made rather large cookies that took about thirteen minutes to bake. Like others stated, even if the cookies don't appear to be done, take them out anyway and let them set up. Thanks for a terrific recipe!  -  31 Aug 2005  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)