Double Chocolate and Coconut Oatmeal Cookies

Here’s what I had for breakfast two weekends ago:

Coffee. Yogurt and fruit with granola, half a cheddar jalapeno scone, followed by sausage and a bacon and egg casserole with salsa, finished off with a cowboy cookie.

Doesn’t everyone polish off their Saturday morning breakfast with a cookie?

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Nick and I ate at a local bed and breakfast, The Inn at Riverbend, with a friend and his parents before they headed out of town on their way back to Texas.

The view was incredible. The food, delicious. The coffee rich and hot.

But the best part about this breakfast were these cookies.

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I’ve heard about “cowboy cookies” before, but have never tried making them myself. After trying the cookies that morning, I knew I had to make some at home.

Too bad I wasn’t paying much attention that day and ended up leaving quite a few ingredients out of the mix.

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But you know – fresh, homemade cookies are always good cookies.

So what if I forgot the peanut butter? We didn’t notice.

Left out the nuts? No biggie.

These oatmeal cookies are full of nutty whole wheat flour, creamy white chocolate, deep semi-sweet chocolate, and flakes of coconut.

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I’m not sure if these still qualify for “cowboy cookies”, but if not, they’re definitely still worth making.

 

Double Chocolate and Coconut Oatmeal Cookies

Makes: 3 dozen cookies

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup butter (2 sticks), room temperature
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 3/4 cup brown sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1 cup flour
  • 1 1/4 cups whole wheat flour
  • 2 cups oats
  • 1 cup white chocolate chips
  • 1 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips
  • 1 cup flaked coconut

Directions:

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Cream butter and sugars together until light and fluffy, 3-4 minutes.
  3. Mix eggs into butter mixture, one at a time.
  4. Add in vanilla.
  5. In separate bowl, mix together the flours, salt, and baking soda.
  6. Mix flour mixture into butter.
  7. Add oats to mixer and blend until combined.
  8. Stir in chips and coconut until evenly distributed.
  9. Drop dough by tablespoon, 2 inches apart, on a baking sheet.
  10. Bake 11-12 minutes until golden around the edges.
  11. Let cool on sheet for 1 minute before moving to a cooling rack.

30 Responses to “Double Chocolate and Coconut Oatmeal Cookies”

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    Erica — August 26, 2011 at 11:26 am

    Coconut is awesome in cookies. And cookies for breakfast? How fun

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    Blog is the New Black — August 26, 2011 at 11:48 am

    You had me at double chocolate… but the addition of coconut? DELISH.

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    Maryea {Happy Healthy Mama} — August 26, 2011 at 11:48 am

    Yum! Looks like a good re-creation to me.

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    Faith @ For the Health of It — August 26, 2011 at 11:58 am

    Cookies are totally an “anytime” treat – I usually pack one in my lunch (keyword LUNCH) but end up eating it before 10 am. Can’t help it – SO GOOD!

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    Jen @ keepitsimplefoods — August 26, 2011 at 12:29 pm

    Oooh these look tasty, but I must resist for at least another month!

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    Lauren @ What Lauren Likes — August 26, 2011 at 12:30 pm

    Yum! nothing wrong with cookies for breakfast! These look great :)

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    Rachel @ Not Rachael Ray — August 26, 2011 at 12:32 pm

    I love to polish off my breakfasts with a cookie. Because they go well with my coffee. It is very difficult to resist! These cookies look great…I could use one right now!

    • admin replied: — August 26th, 2011 at 1:10 pm

      you know, that’s a good point. i’m sad i don’t have one with me right now to have with my coffee!

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    Jessica @ Stylish Stealthy and Healthy — August 26, 2011 at 12:47 pm

    these are made of all the things I love most in the world <3

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    Amy B @ Second City Randomness — August 26, 2011 at 1:02 pm

    I love “cowboy” cookies or “kitchen sink” cookies- there really are no rules on what ends up inside of them…

    And I really really love coconut in cookies/baked goods- the texture is awesome!

    • admin replied: — August 26th, 2011 at 1:09 pm

      agreed! i love coconut in baked goods. and ice cream.

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    Mary @ Bites and Bliss — August 26, 2011 at 1:07 pm

    I love your baking, Brandi.It’s always so amazing. And oatmeal cookies are some of my favorite!!

    • admin replied: — August 26th, 2011 at 1:09 pm

      Thank you so much, Mary! i’m just lucky things turn out well sometimes :)

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    Donna @ Life of a Happy Blonde — August 26, 2011 at 2:14 pm

    Cookies for breakfast is A OK in my books :)
    And you could call them anything you want – all i care about is that they look DELICIOUS!

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    Jessica @ How Sweet — August 26, 2011 at 2:24 pm

    need these!

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    Casey @ Pocket Full of Sunshine — August 26, 2011 at 2:45 pm

    These look fantastic—love the addition of coconut!

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    Maris (In Good Taste) — August 26, 2011 at 2:56 pm

    Hey, what’s wrong with cookies for breakfast!!! These look great!

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    heather christo — August 26, 2011 at 3:02 pm

    These are the kind of Oatmeal cookies I love- loaded to the hilt! They look great!

    • admin replied: — August 26th, 2011 at 3:15 pm

      Thanks Heather! They didn’t last long in our house :)

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    Maria — August 26, 2011 at 3:59 pm

    The cookies look perfect!

    • admin replied: — August 26th, 2011 at 4:03 pm

      Coming from a cookie master like you, that’s a big compliment! :)

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    Cookin' Canuck — August 26, 2011 at 4:09 pm

    I think polishing off a meal with a cookie sounds like a great idea. These look wonderful!

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    Emily @ Glitz Glam Granola — August 26, 2011 at 4:57 pm

    Ohh those cookies look delicious!!! My Grandma makes cowboy cookies that are super crunchy and delicious! But these look like a close second!! :)

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    Vegetarian in the City — August 26, 2011 at 8:01 pm

    Wow I can almost smell those cookies! Maybe i’ll try to bake something before the hurricane!

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    Allison — August 27, 2011 at 2:31 am

    I’ve grown a recent fondness for coconut [and always have had a liking for chocolate]- I’ll have to try these!

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    Joanne — August 27, 2011 at 10:00 am

    With TWO kinds of chocolate and oatmeal…I want these to polish off EVERY meal!

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    Nutmeg Nanny — August 28, 2011 at 5:08 pm

    I’m craving a cookie right now. Send some my way :)

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    DessertForTwo — August 29, 2011 at 4:31 pm

    Yes! I finish off weekends breakfasts with a cookie! :)

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    Shannon — August 29, 2011 at 5:24 pm

    they certainly do look amazing!! and i’m totally on board with weekend breakfast desserts… yesterday after finishing our oat bran we polished off the fig and gorgonzola galette!

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    Stephanie @cookinfanatic — August 29, 2011 at 7:23 pm

    chocolate + coconut is the bestttt combo ever, these look amazing!

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