Oatmeal Coconut Chocolate Chip Cookies

If you're like me, sometimes you just need an oatmeal cookie.

In fact, they are my favorite type of cookie. I love how the oatmeal makes the cookies soft, but still chewy. But today I wasn't in the mood for just any old oatmeal cookie, so I made Oatmeal Coconut Chocolate Chip Cookies.

These cookies are perfect for making on the fly. They are simple and scrumptious.

Oatmeal Coconut Chocolate Chip Cookies
makes about 40 cookies
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1 cup butter (2 sticks), at room temperature
1 1/4 cups packed light brown sugar
1 egg
1 tsp. vanilla
2 cups quick-cooking oats
1 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
1 tsp. baking soda
1/4 tsp. salt
1/2 tsp. cinnamon
1 1/2 cups chocolate chips, semi-sweet or milk chocolate
1 1/4 cups sweetened, shredded coconut

Preheat your oven to 350 degrees. Make sure your butter is at room temperature. Then toss it in a bowl with the sugar, egg, and vanilla and mix for a few minutes or until creamy.

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I used my stand mixer to make it easier but you can always use a bowl, spatula, and some good elbow grease.

Next, mix in the oats, flour, salt, baking soda, and cinnamon. No need to sift. Allow to mix a few more minutes until ingredients are combined and dough looks lumpy.

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Now to bring in the bad boys. Go ahead and add the chocolate chips and coconut. I accidentally bought chocolate chunks at the store instead of chips, but can I just say that it was the best mistake I ever made? Yum. But chocolate chips work just fine. Mix these in until evenly distributed.

Give your dough a couple of turns with the spatula to make sure everything is mixed well.

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I just used my hand to grab dough and form it into little balls, about the size of ping pong balls. Drop these onto an ungreased cookie sheet. I fit about 12 cookies on the sheet.

Oh, and while you're at it, try not to eat about half of the cookie dough like I did.

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Bake the cookies for about 12-15 minutes, or until the edges and top are lightly brown. Remove from oven and allow to cool on the sheet for another minute or two before transferring them to a cooling rack. Enjoy!

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  1. I am making these today for the Teacher Appreciation luncheon at Paris Elementary. I have been wanting to make them and now I have a good excuse!!

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