Salted Oatmeal Coconut Cookies Offer The Perfect Bite

These cookies are the perfect combination of sweet, chewy, and salty

By Charlotte Linde, publisher of Macaroni KID Cedar Rapids, Iowa November 3, 2022

These cookies are the perfect combination of sweet, chewy, and salty — that perfect treat that satisfies all your cravings in just one bite — or four. 

This recipe is a new family favorite and it's easy to make with ingredients you probably already have on hand. Warning, you may want to make a double batch — they don't last a day in my household! 


Salted Oatmeal Coconut Cookies


  • 3/4 cup vegetable oil
  • 1/2 cup white sugar
  • 3/4 cup light brown sugar, packed
  • 2 large eggs
  • 2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 2 1/2 cups old-fashioned/rolled oats
  • 1/2 cup shredded coconut
  • 1-2 tsp sea salt


  1. Line cookie sheets with silicone mats, parchment paper, or spray with cooking spray.
  2. In a medium bowl, combine oil, white sugar, brown sugar, eggs, and vanilla. Beat together until all ingredients are well-combined. Don't over mix.
  3. Add flour, baking soda, oats, and coconut. Stir with a wooden spoon until well combined.
  4. Refrigerate dough for 10-15 minutes.
  5. Form dough into balls that are about 1 tablespoon each, place on the cookie sheet, and flatten slightly with a spatula or the palm of your hand.
  6. Bake at 350 degrees for 10-12 minutes until edges are slightly browned.
  7. Sprinkle cookies with sea salt as soon as they come out of the oven.
  8. Cool for 5 minutes before transferring to a cooling rack so they set.