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.


14 Responses to “Cocoa Nib Coconut Oatmeal Cookies”

  1. #
    Miss @ Miss in the Kitchen — October 3, 2012 at 10:22 pm

    I love cocoa nibs and these cookies must be over the top!

  2. #
    Lynna — October 3, 2012 at 11:03 pm

    This looks so wonderful. I would LOVE to have one for breakfast!

  3. #
    Jamie @ Thrifty Veggie Mama — October 4, 2012 at 7:49 am

    These look awesome!!! Wish I had some coconut right now so I could whip up a batch.

  4. #
    Stefanie @ Sarcastic Cooking — October 4, 2012 at 9:47 am

    Oatmeal is a breakfast food, totally! Even if it is in a cookie!!! I can not wait to make these!!!

  5. #
    NanaBread (Jeanne) — October 4, 2012 at 2:43 pm

    I tried cocoa nibs for the first time when a friend sent some this summer. Holy cow! They are awesome! I used them in Dorie Greenspan’s Baby Cakes, which rocked my world. I cannot wait to try your cookies and expand my cocoa nib obsession. These look spectacular!

  6. #
    Joanne — October 4, 2012 at 3:01 pm

    I am majorly into raw cookie dough batter…more so than the finished product actually. 😛 I LOVE the sound of these! Cocoa nibs are new to me also but you make them sound dreamy.

  7. #
    amanda @ fake ginger — October 4, 2012 at 8:57 pm

    I don’t think I’ve ever had a cocoa nib but I want to buy some now! These look so tasty!

  8. #
    Rachael {SimplyFreshCooking} — October 5, 2012 at 12:53 pm

    Hi! I just came from Katie’s Cucina and stalked your site a little bit! I love it! Your recipes and photography look great. Btw, I totally want these cookies for breakfast! 🙂

  9. #
    Jessica@AKitchenAddiction — October 5, 2012 at 4:02 pm

    I’m all about cookies for breakfast! I need to try baking with cocoa nibs!

  10. #
    Kari@Loaves and Dishes — October 5, 2012 at 5:09 pm

    Ya, I’m a cookie dough eater too.
    These cookies are not only a great treat, but hearty enough for a snack.
    Mmm, cookie dough.

  11. #
    grace — October 6, 2012 at 1:14 pm

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

  12. #
    Stine kirkeby — June 12, 2017 at 2:41 pm

    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

  13. #
    Jhuls | The Not So Creative Cook — October 10, 2017 at 7:57 am

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


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