Coconut , oats and chocolate chip cookies

by Sunita on June 1, 2009

It’s back to school today for the kids. Last week, it was their half term. The weather has been glorious in our neck of the woods and the days flew by beautifully amidst long drives, bike rides, swims, friends and plenty of pottering about. Of course, the house did look as if it’s been hit by a thunderstorm !

I made the following coconut and chocolate chip cookies over the week.

They are full of whole wheat flour, oats, chocolate chips and dessicated coconut. I have made several kinds of chocolate chip cookies till date, but I must say, that these are probably going to be at the top of my list. Dinesh is not that fond of cookies, but he too came looking for more of them. Forgive me, if I seem to be going on and on about these cookies. But, oh! They were so good , and it’s another successful combination of this and that. It does make me euphoric when all the ingredients come together harmoniously and the finished product sings in my mouth.

Without more ado, here’s the recipe, so that you too can enjoy them…

What’s needed-

3/4 C of whole wheat flour (atta)
3 tblsp of oat flakes
4 tblsp of dessicated coconut
1/2 tsp of cinnamon powder
1/3 tsp bicarbonate of soda
75 gms of plain chocolate chips
5 tblsp of sunflower oil
5 tblsp of soft dark brown sugar
2 tblsp of water
1 egg

How to-

  1. In a bowl, whisk together the flour, oats, soda, dessicated coconut, cinnamon powder and chocolate chips.
  2. In another bowl, add the oil, sugar, water and break in the egg. Mix everything lightly with a spoon till the sugar is free of lumps.
  3. Make a well in the centre of the flour mixture and tip in the egg mixture. Fold in , preferable with a rubber spatula or mix lightly with your fingertips, till everything is just moistened. Do not over mix.
  4. Cover the bowl with a plastic wrap and chill in the refrigerator for about an hour.
  5. Pre heat the oven at 170 deg C and line a baking tray with foil.
  6. With damp hands, make 18 equal sized balls of the mixture and place them on the prepared tray apart from each other ( if you are baking in batches, return the unused cookie dough back to the fridge). Lightly flatten the balls with your fingertips.
  7. Place the tray in the centre of the pre heated oven and bake for about 19-21 minutes or till the top is firm and the edges begin to darken slightly.
  8. Cool on the tray for a few seconds. Gently peel them from the foil and transfer to a rack to cool completely before storing in air tight containers.

These were so good. I know I’ve said that before, but I say them again…they were GOOD! Crunchy, with the coconuts adding a nice bite and the chocolate melting in your mouth. These are not hard to rustle up…go on and make your own batch !

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{ 64 comments… read them below or add one }

1 jayasree June 1, 2009 at 5:41 am

Wow.. cookies looks crunchy and like the way you have made it healthy. Mouthwaterig… Bookmarked.

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2 Sunita June 2, 2009 at 1:38 pm

Thanks Jayasree :-)

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3 CurryLeaf June 1, 2009 at 9:16 am

Wow,I can imagine the taste.I too love the combo thgh never with whole wheat

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4 Sunita June 2, 2009 at 1:38 pm

Thanks :-)

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5 Purnima June 1, 2009 at 9:31 am

Day 1 of June and these yummies with Atta! Wow..Atta cookies getting refrigerated as I type this out! You truly come up with innovative n healthy snacks, blog abt them, best part is my reeling senses when ur list of ingr. matches up with the ing. stocked up in the pantry! Yippee…:D Hv to make this with your lovely description n yum pics!! (My kiddos r crazy for cookies n I love baking for them, n of course myself–very relaxing chore!) :) Thks Sunita!!!

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6 Sunita June 2, 2009 at 1:39 pm

You’re most welcome Purnima…hope you like the cookies :-)

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7 Rosa June 1, 2009 at 10:33 am

Fantastic! A perfect combo!

Cheers,

Rosa

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8 Happy Cook June 1, 2009 at 11:46 am

You know me sunita, when you describe something so well i have to make them and that is what i am going to do one of these days make these yummy looking cokies.
I neve rbuy chcolate buttons, always shop up my calebaut pieces myself, but i am sure that woudnt make that much difference in taste.

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9 Sunita June 2, 2009 at 1:40 pm

No. It won’t affect the taste at all…give it a try :-)

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10 Soma June 1, 2009 at 12:24 pm

Love the use of coconut. I will do it next time :-D

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11 Sunita June 2, 2009 at 1:40 pm

Do try it Soma :-)

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12 Rosie June 1, 2009 at 1:03 pm

What gorgeous cookies – oh what I’d give for one of those cookies right now!

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13 Sunita June 2, 2009 at 1:43 pm

Thanks Rosie…come over, will bake some for you…but only if you bring one of your lovely cakes ;-)

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14 Lakshmi June 1, 2009 at 1:24 pm

Healthy Choco chip cookies? Woow…the first word takes my notice and the next 3 words takes my kid’s notice.
Book marked. next on my to-do list for baking cookies.

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15 Sunita June 2, 2009 at 1:45 pm

Lol…do give them a try Lakshmi :-)

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16 a2zvegetariancuisine June 1, 2009 at 2:21 pm

looks so yummy. nice click.

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17 Sunita June 2, 2009 at 1:45 pm

Thank you :-)

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18 Susan from Food Blogga June 1, 2009 at 5:54 pm

You had me at the name alone.

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19 Sunita June 2, 2009 at 1:45 pm
20 Coffee & Vanilla June 1, 2009 at 6:11 pm

Sunita,

Those look very yummy and they kept the shape! :)
I made some cookies yesterday for today’s Children’s Day… with chocolate chunks but I placed them too tight and they turned square and stick together :) ))) They were delicious the same way but not so good for photos ;) I will post recipe shortly…

Thank you for all those nice comments on FB :)

Margot

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21 Sunita June 2, 2009 at 1:47 pm

You’re welcome, dear Margot…looking forward to your recipe :-)

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22 snooky doodle June 1, 2009 at 6:53 pm

oh these look delicious and quite healthy :) i m off to try them :)

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23 Sunita June 2, 2009 at 1:50 pm

Thanks …do give them a try :-)

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24 Ramya's Mane Adige June 1, 2009 at 7:08 pm

looks wonderful!!! beautiful click as well

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25 Sunita June 2, 2009 at 1:51 pm

Thanks Ramya :-)

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26 pavithra June 1, 2009 at 7:17 pm

Wow thats wonderful combo and nice click as well.

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27 Sunita June 2, 2009 at 1:52 pm

Thanks Pavithra :-)

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28 Parita June 1, 2009 at 8:31 pm

What gorgeous click..love the flavors for sure will be making these soon :)

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29 Sunita June 2, 2009 at 1:52 pm

Thanks Parita :-)

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30 Meeta June 1, 2009 at 8:52 pm

must be the coconut – i find coconut makes almost everything taste better. they look great!

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31 Sunita June 2, 2009 at 1:53 pm

Yes, it does…thanks meeta :-)

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32 Hélène June 2, 2009 at 1:16 am

I want to taste your cookies so bad, they look like the best :)

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33 Sunita June 2, 2009 at 1:53 pm

Thanks Helene, wish i could share some with you !

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34 giz June 2, 2009 at 2:02 am

What a great cast of ingredients and those pictures…oh my goodness – if I didn’t want a cookie before, I sure do now.

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35 Sunita June 2, 2009 at 1:54 pm

Thanks Giz…we did love them :-)

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36 Nirmala June 2, 2009 at 10:21 am

Crunchy cookies looks inviting Sunita! As you have said that they were so good so mnay times I want to have a bite right away :) How’s Agastya and Rengoni doing ?

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37 Sunita June 2, 2009 at 1:55 pm

Then, go and make some…doesn’t take much effort :-D

Rengoni and Agastya are doing fine, thanks…their summer term is in full swing :-)

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38 Astha June 2, 2009 at 12:00 pm

Hi Sunita,

I am a bigtime follower of your blog and have tried a lot of your recipes. Your paneer in tomato gravy is an all time fav. This is the first time I am commenting on your post cos I badly wanna try these cookies. Is there any substitute for egg in this lovely recipe?? Do let me know cos I just HAVE to bake these….

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39 Sunita June 2, 2009 at 1:37 pm

Grind 1 tblsp of whole flax seeds , beat with 3 tblsp of water and use instead of the egg.

Glad you like my space…do drop by to say hello now and then :-)

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40 Bong Mom June 2, 2009 at 12:31 pm

ooooooooooh gorgeous

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41 Sunita June 2, 2009 at 1:55 pm

Thanks Sandeepa :-)

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42 Poornima June 2, 2009 at 6:58 pm

Wow..that cookie is full of goodies…looks really tempting.

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43 Kalai June 2, 2009 at 7:23 pm

These look awesome, Sunita! I just posted cookies with oats, chocolate chips, raisins, nuts, and coconut. Yours look so inviting! :)

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44 Purnima June 3, 2009 at 7:30 am

Sorry, for being late in commenting..but these are truly good tastewise.. ( out of habit, instead of folding, I did a thorough mixing n despite my oven’s high temp, baked it for 19 mins, next time -which is very soon…the timer shd b around 15min for my oven..to get the crisp texture..mine was glossy n hard on surface n bottom, but didn’t alter the taste …the son even demanded some for his tiffin for today..n hes only 3.4yrs! :D ) Tks so much for this one as well! Shall comeback again when I make another batch of it, to post review. :) Hv a great week!

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45 Sunita June 3, 2009 at 3:58 pm

Glad you liked them…next time, mix them very lightly and stop as soon as everything is moistened. While flattening the balls, flatten it just a little :-)

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46 diva June 3, 2009 at 10:21 am

wow i love that you’re using whole wheat flour and dessicated coconut – i love! always gives cookies a better texture. lovin’ this recipe and gorgeous pictures. x

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47 Madhuram June 3, 2009 at 8:11 pm

The picture speaks for itself Sunita. The texture is unbelievable.

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48 Asha June 4, 2009 at 5:13 pm

Thanks Sunita, had a great time even though it was scorching hot there. Fun to see so many new things visiting after so many years!:)

Cookies look wonderful. I am trying not cook or bake too much, ate too much in India! :P

Have a fun Summer, see you in Fall.

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49 Ivy June 5, 2009 at 11:30 am

Oat and chocolate chip cookies have become my favourite and make them every now and then with different other ingredients. I have yet to try them with coconut which is one one my favourite ingredients. They sound delicious.

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50 nicisme June 5, 2009 at 9:42 pm

Didn’t half term just fly by, and this week has been sooooo long!
Love the cookies, could devour that whole plate!

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51 Kiran June 5, 2009 at 11:38 pm

Wow as always a great healthy recipe will have to give it a go, perhaps with yoghurt instead of egg, or as you have suggested the flax seed.

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52 Cynthia June 6, 2009 at 8:49 pm

Ah, you can turn a non-chocolate lover like me into one with a cookie like this.

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53 Lubna Karim June 8, 2009 at 12:28 pm

Oh wow cookies look absolutely yum……..

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54 vidya June 9, 2009 at 10:31 am

Hi Sunita,

I love your blog. Such inspiring recipes and so well written. Actually I have been following your blog for over 1.5-2 yrs. Sorry, did not comment though …don’t know why. I just realized I should delurk and let you know how much I enjoy your blog, recipes, style of writing etc. Your appreciation for finer things in life, stopping to smell the roses, observation in life, attention to detail, appreciation for anything unique are the lovely things I like about your personality. You have a good word for everybody. You will make a fantastic friend Sunita !! Just the type I would like to become friends with. Wish we lived closer, that way I could also taste your lovely dishes;)
But I live all the way in USA and you in UK. Well .. life is such. :)

Keep blogging and you and your family will always have my best wishes…
-Vidya

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55 Sunita June 9, 2009 at 11:51 am

Hi Vidya,
I’m so touched by your words, thanks for those lovely wishes…so glad you finally delurked ;-) Do drop by and say hello now and then:-)

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56 Ramya June 9, 2009 at 3:37 pm

Hi Sunita,
I made these cookies yesterday and they were so good. I made a few changes though. I replaced chocolate chips with butterscotch chips and used egg replacer for the 1 egg that is used. It came out so good – Just the right crispness and it was also felt healthy due to wheat flour and oats. My husband came around the cookie jar for seconds and kept saying its very good!
Thanks so much for the recipe.
Also, I enjoy reading your blog and its very well written.
Ramya

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57 Sunita June 9, 2009 at 8:42 pm

You’re most welcome Ramya, glad you enjoyed the cookies…it’s one of our favourites too :-)

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58 rachna July 12, 2009 at 8:07 am

hey how ru? um deepali mahi’s daughter(ur mums frnd)i rally luved da abov said recipe very mouthwatering
all da best n buhbye!takecare n giv my best wishes to ur kids

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59 Sunita July 12, 2009 at 10:10 am

Hi Rachna, nice to see you here. Glad you like the recipe. Do convey my regards to Deepali mahi.

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60 Palidor September 10, 2009 at 8:48 pm

That looks like the perfect chocolate chip cookie. I like the addition of coconut.

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61 Happy Cook December 7, 2009 at 8:04 am

Suita made these cookies and the whole family loved it. Thankyou for yet another full proof recipe , i just posted them in my place.

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62 Kay May 22, 2010 at 10:31 am

I made it yesterday night when looking for a dairy free choc chip recipe for DD. We loved it! used quinoa flakes instead of oats, as I ran out of it. I didn’t have brown sugar, just regular organic sugar so added some molasses.. but that added more liquid, so I added some spelt flour and quinoa flakes. still turned out yummy! GREAT recipe, thanks fro sharing, sunita!

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63 Bhavna February 18, 2013 at 3:26 am

Made it yeasterday and they turned out to be amazing ….my daughter and her friend just loved them :)

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64 Sunita February 22, 2013 at 11:27 am

Glad you liked the cookies :-)

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