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?


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.


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.


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.


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


  • 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


  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.


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

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

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

  4. 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!

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

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

  7. 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!

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

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

  9. 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!

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

  11. 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!

  12. These look fantastic—love the addition of coconut!

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

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

  15. The cookies look perfect!

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

  23. 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!

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

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