Oatmeal lovers look no further for a recipe that combines the delicious flavors of sweet dates, nutty oats, and tropical coconut into one delightful ride for the tastebuds. This Oatmeal Coconut Date Cookie recipe is one to keep in the back pocket for a rainy day. Get ready to elevate your snacking experience to a whole ‘nother level.

  • 1 3/4 sticks of butter (14 tbsp)
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 3/4 cups packed brown sugar
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 large egg yolk
  • 2 tsps vanilla
  • 1 3/4 cup flour
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 2 cups oatmeal
  • 1 1/2 cups sweetened coconut flakes
  • 1 cup chopped dates


  1. Preheat oven at 375°F.
  2. In a 2 quart stainless steel sauce pan, melt butter over medium-low heat. Once melted, increase heat to medium, stirring and scraping up any brown bits until golden yellow.
  3. Set up your stand mixer with the whisk attachment. In the stand mixer bowl combine the butter, granulated sugar, brown sugar, salt, eggs, and vanilla. Whisk on low for 30 seconds then rest for 3 minutes and then repeat that process 2 more times. (can also whisk manually without the stand mixer).
  4. Add the flour, baking soda, coconut flakes, oatmeal, and dates to the butter mixture and mix together.
  5. Using a medium scooper, scoop your cookies onto a sheet pan lined with parchment paper.
  6. Press the cookie scoops down so they become more flat before placing in the oven.
  7. Remove the skirt steak and cover for 5 minutes before slicing against the grain.
  8. Bake for 10-12 minutes.
  9. Let the cookies rest.
  10. Enjoy!