Friday, March 5, 2010


According to the reactions I get at home or from friends when I bake "Oatmeal Cookies", I have come to the conclusion that it is one of the most appreciated cookies alongside the famous "Chocolate Chip Cookies"...

Cookbooks devoted to cookies mostly offer more than one recipe and on the net, it's popularity is never fading. Regularly, while surfing from one blog to another, I always see that treat under the spotlight. Foodies blog about "Oatmeal Cookies" again and again.

I generally bake "Oatmeal Cookies" when I want a healthier fuss-free treat to nibble on in front of a series or to offer to friends who care about their diet (or not). It is the ideal treat for people of all ages. Those cookies are seriously addictive as they seem to act like crack on everybody who takes a bite from them. Ask my friend Corinnne. Her son went through the whole packet I gave her in less than 24 hours LOL!

While flipping through "The Good Cookie" coobook, looking for a cookie that I could give to my friend Corinne, Tish Boyle's "Oatmeal Coconut Cookies" (in the book "Oatmeal Raisin Cookies", p66) recipe caught my eye. That combination of rolled oats, dried fruits (in her recipe raisins, my version contains dried cranberries), nuts (in her recipe pecans, my version contains walnuts) and cinnamon (I added nutmeg and cloves) really seemed perfect. I had to test them.

My slighty boosted version worked out well and those "Oatmeal Coconut Cookies" tasted even better than I had imagined. How can one resist a cookie which is sweet, fruity, nutty, chewy on the inside and crunchy on the outside? My guess is, NOBODY!

Do try those "Oatmeal Coconut Cookies" at home and spread them around you. You'll see, your friends, family, co-workers and neighbors will come running for more and will love you for that. I guarantee that you'll your get new fans and make new friends thanks to them...

~ Oatmeal Coconut Cranberry Walnut Cookies ~
Recipe from Tish Boyle's "The Good Cookie" and adapted by Rosa @ Rosa's Yummy Yums 2010.

Makes 66 cookies.

2 1/3 Cups All purpose flour
2 Tsp Baking powder
1 1/2 Tsp Baking soda
1 Tsp Ground cinnamon
1/5 Tsp Ground cloves

A pinch Ground nutmeg
1/2 Tsp Sea salt
3 1/2 Cups Quick cooking rolled oats
8 oz (2 sticks/1 cup) Unsalted butter, softened at room temperature
1 1/2 Cups Light brown sugar
1/3 Cup Granulated sugar
2 Large eggs
2 Tsp Pure vanilla extract

1 Cup Grated coconut, unsweetened
1 Cup Walnuts, roasted & chopped coarsely
1 Cup Dried craberries, chopped coarsely

1. Preheat oven to 190° C (375° F). Grease or line your cookie sheets with parchment paper.
2. Sift together flour, baking powder, baking soda, cinnamon, cloves, nutmeg and salt. Stir in oatmeal. Set the dry ingredients aside.

3. In the bowl of a stand mixer on medium speed, cream butter and both sugars until light and fluffy, about 2-3 minutes.
4. Add eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition. Mix in vanilla extract.
5. On low speed, add flour-oatmeal mixture and mix until just blended. Add coconut, walnuts as well as cranberries and mix until just combined.
6. Drop tablespoonfuls of dough onto your prepared cookies sheets, spacing them about 2 inches (4cm) apart. Flatten the mounds of dough slightly.
7. Bake until golden brown, about 12-14 minutes.
8. Cool cookies on sheets for 5 minutes then transfer to a cooling rack.


You can replace the walnuts by any other nut (as long as you roast them) and you can replace the unsweetened grated coconut by sweetened coconut flakes (original recipe).
If you don't want to use cranberries, then use raisins instead.

Serving suggestion:
Serve those cookies together with a good cup of tea, coffee or a glass of ice cold milk.


~ Cookies A l'avoine, A La Noix De Coco, Aux Cranberries & Noix ~
Recette tirée du livre "The Good Cookie" de Tish Boyle et adaptée par Rosa @ Rosa's Yummy Yums 2010.

Pour 66 cookies.

300g de Farine blanche

2 CC de Poudre à lever/cake
1 1/2 CC de Bicarbonate de soude
1 CC de Cannelle en poudre
1/5 CC de Clous de girofle en poudre

1 pincée de noix de muscade moulue
1/2 CC de Sel de mer
335g de Flocons d'avoine
240g de Beurre non-salé, ramolli et à température ambiante
360g de Sucre brun clair
70g de Sucre cristallisé
2 Gros oeufs

2 CC d'Extrait de vanille pure
120 de Noix de coco râpée
113g de Noix de Grenoble, torréfiées et grossièrement hachées
120g Cranberries séchées et hachée grossièrement

1. Préchauffer le four à 190° C. Recouvrir votre plaque avec du papier sulfurisé.
2. Tamiser la farine avec la poudre à lever, la bicarbonate de soude, les épices et le sel. Ajouter l'avoine et mélanger. Mettre de côté.
3. Dans le bol de votre batteur, à vitesse moyenne, battre le beurre en pommade (pendant 2 - 3 minutes) avec les sucres jusqu'à ce que le mélange soit mousseux et clair.
4. Ajouter les oeufs, un à un, tout en mélangeant bien après chaque ajout. Incorporer l'extrait de vanille.
5. A vitesse basse, ajouter le mélange farine/avoine et mélanger (pas trop) jusqu'à ce qu'il soit juste incorporé. Ajouter la noix de coco, les noix et les cranberries et incorporer rapidement.
6. Former des petits tas avec une cuillière à soupe et les déposer sur la plaque en laissant un espace de 4cm entre chaque tas. Applatir les cookies légèrement.
7. Cuire les cookies pendant 12-14 minutes, jusqu'à ce qu'ils soient dorés.
8. Laisser les cookies sur la plaque pendant les 5 minutes qui suivent leur sortie du four, puis les faire refroidir sur une grille.

Vous pouvez remplacer les noix de Grenoble par n'importe quelle autre noix (ne pas oublier de les faire torréfier) et vous pouvez remplacer la noix de coco râpée non-sucrée par de la noix de coco sucrée, en flocons (voir supermarchés américains).
Si vous ne désirez pas utiliser des cranberries, alors prenez des raisins.

Idée de présentation:
Servez ces biscuits avec du thé, du café ou un verre de lait bien froid.


  1. Faisait longtemps que je n'étais pas venue...j'adore ce new look et la belle mûre en bannière, splendide!
    Miam les cookies!

  2. quel régal ces biscuits, parfait pour le café de 4h
    bonne journée

  3. hummmmmmmmm des pures gourmandises....

  4. Pour moi sans clous de girofle, mais le reste je prends tout. J'aime trop la noix de coco.

  5. You make one fabulous oatmeal cookie! I love the addition of coconut and dried cranberries with the chopped nuts. Oatmeal cookies can't get much better than this!

  6. These cookies certainly sound delicious. I make similar cookies with chocolate chips but I don't think I have added coconut before. Next time I shall surely add it.

  7. Tes biscuits contiennent vraiment de belles choses, ils semblent gourmands!!

  8. Une pure gourmandise ! Super pour le café au coin du feu (il fait trés froid !)

  9. I wholeheartedly agree,Rosa. Oatmeal cookies are second only to chocolate chip... in our house at least.
    I love your additions! I certainly can't resist. Will copy the recipe now!

  10. These look so good! I love your food photography.

  11. Shredded coconut, cranberries, and walnuts are a nice twist on classic oatmeal cookies!

  12. I personally can never say no to a cookie! These look so good Rosa!

  13. Oatmeal cookies are favorite of mine, and adding coconut is brilliant! They look delicious, Rosa!

  14. This is my first time here. Love your blog! So many recipes! Amazing.

    I am also Swiss. I grew up in Zurich. Of course I checked first thing, if you have a Spaetzli recipe. haha One of my favorites. :)

    - Christina

  15. It would be a thrill for this cookie monster to bring down that Oatmeal Coconut Cookie tower!

  16. Pour 66 cookies, c'est juste pas assez ;-)

  17. They look beautiful for sure. I will have to try them. Thanks for sharing.

  18. Rosa
    This recipe comes in the nick of times! I just noticed my box of oatmeal is near the expiration date and I have to use up all these died cranberries and coconut so I cna't thank you enough!

  19. My favorite kind of cookie! YUM

  20. Oatmeal cookies is my son favorite, more then he like the chocolate cookies. This look very special Rosa. Lots of spices too.

  21. these oatmeal cookies look so beautiful and delicious! love to try them with coconut and cranberries.

  22. Wow, great combination of flavors, Rosa! I am a big fan of anything with dried cranberries...

  23. Such yummy cookies with coconut and cranberries, yum!

  24. und ich habe noch nie Haferflocken-cookies gemacht ! Danke für das schöne Rezept.

  25. tous tes cookies sont un vrai bonheur.

  26. these look delicious...
    its time to bake a cookie

    thanks my friend for sharing...

  27. Lovely Rosa. I like the coconut/oatmeal combo.

  28. I always enjoy an oatmeal cookie, and the coconut and cranberries in these sound delicious!

  29. Tes cookies sont une tuerie !
    Ils sont superbes !
    Je te souhaite une très bonne soirée,
    Bisous, Doria

  30. quls magnifiques cookies, je suis toujours fan de ces petits biscuits et puis tes photos sont toujours superbes, bravo

  31. These cookies have full of gorgeous ingredients, absolutely delectable :)

    Enjoy a wonderful weekend!


  32. Those cookies really do look yummy, Rosa. I've been thinking about making chocolate chip cookies for a few days now. Perhaps, I will give your adapted recipe a try. I too love the addition of coconut and dried cranberries. Thank you so much for sharing...

  33. Rosa,

    your oat meal cookies looks fabulous, i love anything with coconut.

  34. Huloo Rosa...oh these are amzingly delicious cookies u have here sweets...
    Bjs e bom fim de semana.....

  35. They are perfection! I love that your oatmeal cookies are not flat or crunchy. Oatmeal cookies should be chewy and soft without being rubbery. I can't wait to try your recipe. In fact, my husband was just asking me for some baked sugary snacks -- I'm going to make these.

    Blessings and thanks!

  36. Difficile d'y résister. 2 s.v.p. avec une verre de lait.

    Ginette xx

  37. I've got my glass of milk, it's cookie-dunking time!

  38. Delicious! Oatmeal cookies are my all-time favourite.

  39. Rosa, I love Oatmeal cookies. These look wonderful. I have Tish Boyle's cake book, she is a great inspiration as are you! I too would have the nuts in mine.

  40. Oatmeal cookies are the best and I happen to have a bunch of quick cook oats to use up!

  41. oatmeal and cranberries-two of my favorites.

  42. Bookmarked. I love the coconut and I love cranberries and I know that oats are good for you!

  43. m a g n i f i q u e !! tu ns as mm mis la recette en mesure europeenne ! merci :)

  44. Sixty-six cookies? Yum! ;-)


  45. Hello my friend

    I just baked a batch of these amazing cookies, so delicious, still hot, but i have to taste.. I got 30 cookies, maybe i cut them big, I used an ice cream scoop. Oh well this way My husband will get only one in his lunch box

  46. I've never thought of putting coconut into my oatmeal cookies. What a wonderful idea!

  47. Yum! I love coconut and oatmeal cookies. These look delicious.

  48. Ici,toute la famille adore les cookies aux flocons d'avoine. Je pense que ta formule trouvera donc de grands amateurs ! Je copie la recette ...
    Bises et bonne journée

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    good weekend

  50. I'm a fan of oatmeal cookies too and especially love the addition of coconut, walnuts and cried fruits. I've never had cranberries, I bet they add a great flavor.

  51. Oatmeal, coconut, and cinnamon? Sounds like the perfect cookie! I may have to leave out the cranberries, though. I like cranberries, but not so much in my cookies, otherwise, yum!

  52. i LOVE your substitutions and additions to these, rosa! there's not one ingredient i wouldn't enjoy. :)

  53. hmmmmmm, toutes ces épices... j'adore !

  54. Ooh if you say these are addictive then I know I would be in real danger with these around! They look completely moreish, and utterly gorgeous. MMM.

  55. Coconut and Cranberries sound so absolutely delicious!

  56. Your work is absolutely divine and always so professional.
    Well done x

  57. a delicious one. I love coconut in cookies.

  58. these cookies look awesome!

  59. wow i love this recipe! waesome feeling! :)

  60. These look so nice and chewy!

  61. Wow these cookies are a Bomb! I would love to add some chocolate chips to them..divine!

  62. Lvoely cookies. I want to make some now :)

  63. your cookies include all the goodies that I love!

  64. J'en mangerais sans m'arrêter ;-) Bises

  65. mes cookies préférés sont ceux ou il y a des flocons d'avoine !!!
    j'aime ce petit grain qui reste ne bouche qq minutes alors que tout le reste est avalé !!!
    j'aime aussi beaucoup les épices !!!

    bises à toi et bonne journée gourmande


  66. Yummmmmmm I love cookies and your recipe is amazing thanks for sharing I hope you could give a visit to my blog and tell me what you think :)

  67. Ce sont les cookies préférées de mes filles. A tester avec de la noix de coco et des airelles Rosa.
    Bonne soirée

  68. I love oatmeal cookies but it's hard to find good recipe. Yours looks great!

  69. mmm coconut is enough to lure me in.
    but then you had to have oatmeal.
    and cranberries.
    can't resist that!

  70. De beaux cookies originaux et plein de parfums, j'aime !!!! bises

  71. Missed this post...guess its never late.Looks fabulous Rosa:)

  72. wow that looks beautiful cookies rosa and a lovely combo too..

  73. OMG hahah what a co-incidence of ingredients ! I've just made a coconut n cranberry cake that I'm soon going to blog ... hehe
    but cookies are even more brilliant. I've never made oatmeal cookies, but now i cannot resist going for it.

  74. The addition of the coconut makes these sound wonderful!

  75. c'est parfait pour ma période vide placard , j'ai tous les ingrédients chez moi et j'adore la noix de coco

  76. Voilà le genre de cookies dont je raffole!!!

  77. Rosa..
    I just posted the cookie recipe , check it out...

    They are the best oatmeal cookies i ever tasted. Awesome cookies my friend.

  78. I really love a good oatmeal cookie, even more than chocolate chip. So delicious (and almost healthy)! I often experiment with different dried fruits and nuts too. Try these sometime with dried apricots, coconut and macadamia nuts and you'll have "Tropical" oatmeal cookies! :)

  79. Wow !! looks lovely :) Am gonna try this soon ! Thanks for sharing !