These warm and wonderful Mini Oatmeal Coconut Skillet Cookies give a whole new tropical twist to the traditional cookies you love!
Incorporating coconut into your recipes is a good thing. At least that’s what my hubby says! He loves the flaky stuff and is always asking me to make his favorite German Chocolate Cake. But you know me, I am always looking for something new to make!
Oatmeal cookies are one my guys favorite types of cookies. If you read this blog enough you will know that he loves traditional baked goods and is always asking why I have to bake things that are so complicated.
To me, my baking, and especially these cookies, are not complicated at all! I just thought I would elevate the tasty morsels, just in time for a new fall treat! You see, I love recipes that are quick to make, use simple ingredients, and taste incredible! The hubs however, begs to differ.
And I thought, there would be no better way to try out this cookie recipe than with my new mini cast iron pans! I had been dying to buy these and finally made it to Sur La Table where I spied these beauties. First I was only going to get one, than I though, “what the heck,” and I ended up purchasing four of them!
It was definitely the right decision.
Breaking in these pans in by baking my Mini Oatmeal Coconut Skillet Cookies was, to say the least, brilliant!
And much to my surprise, my husband loved them! I think most of all because he adores the texture of sweet flaky coconut; in its pure form not toasted; him being the purest and all!
I would have also added macadamia nuts, however not sure if the guys would go for that. But next time I may sneak them in just for a bit of crunch and more texture!
I was also delighted that my son liked them too! Wow, this my be a record — both my boys like something I make!
Using these mini skillets was a genius idea — as they both loved having their own “cookie” in a personal pan all to themselves!
If I knew it was this easy to please these guys, I would have been baking with these pans long ago!
These Mini Oatmeal Coconut Skillet Cookies came out perfect. They were dense, yet soft and fluffy inside. The combination of the nutty oats, brown sugar and coconut was dreamy. And the sides and top were browned to perfection and had a nice little crunch and you dug into the cookie with your spoon!
I served these to my boys with vanilla bean ice cream – let’s just say this recipe is a winner in my book! And they made everyone’s tummy happy!
Mini Oatmeal Coconut Skillet Cookies
By: Sheila | Sweet Baked Life
1 cup (2 sticks) butter, softened
1 cup granulated sugar
1 cup firmly packed light brown sugar
2 large eggs
2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract
2 cups all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon baking powder
2 cups old-fashioned rolled oats
2 cups sweetened, flaked coconut
Heat your oven to 350 degrees.
In a medium bowl add the flour and baking soda, baking powder and stir to combine. Set aside until ready to use.
In a large bowl of an electric stand mixer with the paddle attachment , add the butter and sugars and mix until fluffy, about 2 minutes. Add the eggs, one at a time, incorporating after each addition. Then add the vanilla and combine. With the mixer on low, slowly add the flour mixture until just combined. Remove the bowl from the stand and add the oatmeal and stir with a spoon or spatula until combined. Then fold in the coconut and stir until incorporated.
Divide your mixture between 4 mini cast iron skillets, press down gently to make an even layer. Bake for about 20 minutes, until the top begins to lightly brown. Remove from oven and let cool slightly. Eat warm with a scoop of ice cream, or enjoy cold with a big glass of milk!
Warm or cold, these Mini Oatmeal Coconut Skillet Cookies are worth every nutty bite!