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Cocoa Nib Coconut Oatmeal Cookies

These cocoa nib coconut oatmeal cookies are packed full of flavor!

I made these cookies about a week ago and couldn’t stop eating the batter. I know I know. Raw egg. However, I can’t stop myself. Batter is so delicious. Don’t you agree? Mmmmm….batter. 

Now, until I made these cookies I had never had cocoa nibs. These things are rocking my world. They are nutty and chocolaty at the same time. It’s the perfect crunchy combination. I paired these cookies with a little toasted coconut and used some whole wheat flour to help make them a little healthier. It’s my way of justifying eating cookies for breakfast.


Cocoa Nib Coconut Oatmeal Cookies

Yield: About 3 dozen

Prep Time: 20 minutes

Cook Time: 15 minutes


1/2 cup butter
1/3 cup + 1 tablespoon white sugar
1/3 cup brown sugar
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 egg
3/4 cup whole wheat flour
3/4 cup quick rolled oats
2 tablespoons apple cider
1 cup toasted coconut
1 cup cocoa nibs

Adapted from King Arthur Flour


In a large mixing bowl beat together butter, white sugar, brown sugar, salt, baking soda, baking powder and vanilla extract.

Add in egg and mix till smooth, scraping down the sides.

Add in whole wheat flour and quick rolled oats. Mix till combined.

Mix in apple cider.

Fold in toasted coconut and cocoa nibs.

Cover bowl with plastic wrap and let cool in the refrigerator for at least 3 hours.

Pre-heat oven to 375 degrees once chilled. Scoop (about 3 tablespoons) of dough onto a cookie sheet and bake for 13-14 minutes until brown and delicious.



About Brandy!

I am a food lover and recipe developer bringing you delicious recipes that taste great and are easy to make! My food is inspired by travels around the world and my love of flavorful food. A list of things that make me happy: cats, Coke Zero, houseplants, and travel. Read more...


Thursday 8th of December 2022

Gonna try this soon, I have a big bag of nibs, glad I found site… but one question. Is it apple cider the drink or apple cider vinegar?


Thursday 21st of January 2021

I replaced half the butter with coconut oil. Next batch im going to try Stevia or agave instead of sugar. They're lovely. I used apple cider vinegar which stops you eating the dough but is indiscernible on the finished cookie. Lovely!

Jhuls | The Not So Creative Cook

Tuesday 10th of October 2017

I think I have all the ingredients! I cant wait to make these! Thanks for sharing!

Stine kirkeby

Monday 12th of June 2017

OMG! I just made a batch of these and They are the best oatmeal cookies I have made in a very long time. I added about a tbsp more sugar because the vinegar taste in the raw dough made me nervous, Andy I added half chocolate chips and haft cacao nibs because I did not have enough nibs. The only thing I have to say is that a 3 tbsp cookie scoop is way to big unless you want huge cookies. I used my smallest one that's about 1 tbsp and they where still big cookies


Saturday 6th of October 2012

tasty! i love the addition of coconut just as much as i love the nibs!


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