Chocolate Dipped Coconut Oatmeal Cookies- Monthly Ingredient Challenge

Hello there.  🙂

It’s time for the Monthly Ingredient Challenge again!

The challenge ingredient for June was Coconut.

I have to confess, I’ve spent most of my life NOT liking coconut.  It’s only been the last 3 or 4 years that I have been willing to give it another chance.  And I’m glad I did.  I’m rather enjoying it now.  🙂

So, I made some Coconut Oatmeal Cookies and then dipped them in chocolate.  Because everything is better with chocolate.  😉

And don’t forget to visit all the other super awesome bloggers are doing this challenge with me.

Coconut Oatmeal Cookies dipped in chocolate and white chocolate

These cookies are on the thinner side, and you can make them soft and chewy (just how I like them), or bake them a bit longer and they will be a little crispier.  If that’s what you prefer.

Once the cookies are cooled, I melted some semi-sweet chocolate and some white chocolate to dip the cookies in.

Coconut Oatmeal Cookies dipped in chocolate

A few words about melting chocolate…  For this situation I recommend candy melts, or almond bark.  They will set up better.  By all means, you can use chocolate chips, but just be prepared that the chocolate will stay soft at room temperature once dipped.  I even added some shortening to my melted chocolate chips and they still were a little melty if I touched the chocolate.  I stuck my dipped cookies in the freezer to help them set up faster, but at room temp the chocolate was soft again.   You could also do half candy melts (or almond bark) and half chocolate chips.

Anyway, there’s my advice.  Do what you want.

At any rate, they will taste fabulous.

Coconut Oatmeal Cookies dipped in chocolate- from Eat It & Say Yum

If you want even more coconut, sprinkle some of the shredded coconut on the chocolate half of the cookie before it cools.  Yum.

Chocolate Dipped Coconut Oatmeal Cookies- Monthly Ingredient Challenge

Chocolate Dipped Coconut Oatmeal Cookies- Monthly Ingredient Challenge

Ingredients

  • 1 cup butter
  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 cups of flour
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 2 cups oatmeal- uncooked, quick oats
  • 1 1/2 cups coconut
  • 1 cup chocolate candy melts, etc
  • 1 cup white chocolate candy melts, etc

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees. In the bowl of a stand mixer, cream the butter and both sugars. Once fluffy (about 1 minute) add the vanilla, eggs, salt and baking soda. Mix again. Add the flour, coconut, and oatmeal and mix just until fully combined.
  2. Use a cookies scoop, or spoons to make balls of dough and place on a greased cookie sheet. Bake for about 8-10 minutes for a soft and chewy cookie. Bake for 10-12 minutes for a crispier cookie.
  3. Let the cookies cool, then melt the chocolate and dip half of each cookie into the melted chocolate. Set on parchment paper to let the chocolate set. Store in at room temperature, or cooler. Warm temperatures may melt the chocolate again.
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If you missed our previous installments of The Monthly Ingredient Challenge, check ’em out:

January- Cilantro Lime Fries  Cilantro Fries from eatitandsayyum.com

February- Apple Cake a la mode  Apple Cake a la mode- Monthly Ingredient Challenge

March- Thai Peanut Tacos  Thai Peanut Tacos #MonthlyIngredientChallenge via eatitandsayyum.com

April- Bacon Chocolate Chip Cookies  Chocolate Chip Bacon Cookies- sweet and salty dessert from Eat It & Say Yum

May- Lemon Chiffon Cake  Lemon Chiffon Cake from Eat It & Say Yum for the Monthly Ingredient Challenge

Check out the other great Coconut recipes:


12 thoughts on “Chocolate Dipped Coconut Oatmeal Cookies- Monthly Ingredient Challenge

  1. I couldn’t resist–made these today. They are so chewy and delicious! I haven’t even dipped them in chocolate yet and they are already awesome. Thanks for the recipe, it’s a keeper!

  2. These look so good, Leia! And dipped in chocolate = perfection! Planning on making them this weekend! I spend most if my life avoiding coconut too (after overindulging in macaroons as a child!) but glad I tried it again as I love it! (Would love it if you linked it up at our party please 🙂 Hope summer is going great! Xo

    1. Thanks, Kendra! I’ve actually just recently developed a love for macaroons. But I don’t get them very often, so I’m not sick of them yet. Haha. I will hop over to visit your party right away! 🙂

  3. Hi Leia!
    Your awesome photography makes all your recipes look amazing! I have always been a fan of coconut, so these are definitely worth trying. Thanks for sharing at the Talented Tuesday link party.
    AJ

  4. Hi! Instead of the melted chocolate, do you think I could add chocolate chips to the cookies? Would that mess up the structure or anything. Would love I make these this weekend. Thanks!

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