Crunchies Oatmeal Coconut Cookies

Crunchies are the ultimate oatmeal coconut cookies with cornflakes for added crunch and flavor. These old fashioned oatmeal cookies are simply the best!

a basket filled with oatmeal coconut crunchies cookies

Everyone loves the standard oatmeal cookie, but this coconut oatmeal cookie really upgrades the much-loved coconut cookie. The extra flavor of the coconut really gives these cookies a great island flavor. So enjoy the flavor of the tropics by adding some coconut to this crispy oatmeal cookie.

Sweetened or Unsweetened coconut?

You can use either one interchangeably, no problem. Sweetened coconut is typically what you find in the grocery store, but if you prefer to use unsweetened, that’s ok too!

What type of oatmeal should you use?

It depends. If you want to have a hearty cookie, use the quick cook oats. If you want a cookie that is lighter in texture the thinner cut instant oatmeal is perfect for this recipe. If you want a cookie that is very hearty you will want to use the old-fashioned oats. If you don’t care, use what you have in your pantry!

More about the cookies


This is what you need to make the cookies:

  • Shortening
  • White Sugar
  • Brown Sugar
  • Eggs
  • All-purpose flour
  • Baking powder
  • Baking soda
  • Salt
  • Rolled oats
  • Cornflakes
  • Coconut flakes

oatmeal crunchies cookies ingredients

How to Make Oat Crunchies

Mix ingredients in order given and drop rounded spoonfuls of dough onto a baking sheet.

oatmeal coconut crunchies cookie dough balls on a baking sheet

Bake at 375 degrees for 10 to 12 minutes.

Cool on a wire rack. Enjoy!

How to store oatmeal coconut cookies

These are perfect cookies to send to someone or give them as a gift. They store so well. Here are some of my favorite cookie storing tips.

  • Cool completely before storing.
  • Store crisp cookies with crisp cookies in an airtight container.
  • Cookies typically stay fresh for two to three days in a container, if you need more storage time, freeze the cookies.

How to freeze oatmeal cookies

  • Cool completely before wrapping and freezing.
  • To keep cookies from drying out be sure to wrap in aluminum foil or plastic wrap before placing into an air-tight container with a lid.
  • Label, and date cookies.
  • Cookies should be frozen at 0°F or lower.
  • For best flavor, consume cookies within six months of freezing

Need more cookie storage tips? Learn how to pack cookies for shipping.

I know you are going to love these coconut oatmeal cookies. This recipe was a family favorite when I was growing up. I can remember my grandmother making these all of the time. The cookies would come out of the oven, set on a plate when they were cool enough to handle, and they would soon disappear.

oatmeal coconut crunchies cookies in a basket and on a wire rack

More Cookie Recipes To Try

Love Oatmeal? Check Out These Recipes

Be sure to take a look at my copycat cookie recipes and family desserts.

This recipe is from Ethel Eynard, Jefferson City, MO. 1998.

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The best oatmeal coconut cookies with cornflakes for added crunch and flavor.
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Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Crunchies
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 20 minutes
Servings: 48
Calories: 114kcal


  • 1 cup shortening
  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • 1 cup white sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 cups flour
  • 3 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 2 cup rolled oats
  • 1 cup corn flakes
  • 1 cup coconut


  • Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Mix in order given and drop from teaspoons to bake. Bake for 10 to 12 minutes.


Calories: 114kcal | Carbohydrates: 15g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 5g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 6mg | Sodium: 56mg | Potassium: 62mg | Fiber: 0g | Sugar: 8g | Vitamin A: 20IU | Vitamin C: 0.2mg | Calcium: 20mg | Iron: 0.7mg

About Stephanie Manley

I recreate your favorite restaurant recipes, so you can prepare these dishes at home. I help you cook dinner, and serve up dishes you know your family will love. You can find most of the ingredients for all of the recipes in your local grocery store.

Stephanie is the author of's Dining Out in the Home, and's Dining Out in the Home 2.

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  1. Dave

    Asome recipe. Was wondering??? If I don’t want to make the second batch right now ( recipe makes a whole lotta cookies lol) can I freeze the raw cookie batch?

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