Apr 07

Homemade Coconut Oreos

I certainly have an obsession with homemade Oreos. Especially when they’re golden. This time I made a version that not even Oreo makes: Homemade Coconut Oreos!

Homemade Coconut Oreos completely from scratch! Like a Golden Oreo copycat filled with coconut cream. They're easy to make at home!

Spring break is fiiiiiinally over. They get a week AND the day after Easter, which is totally overkill. Even though last week was a breeze since we were in San Diego, we got home and Jordan was instantly bored.

“What should I dooooooooo Mommy?????!!!!” she wailed.

“Well, since I just spent 5 days sleeping in hotels and family’s guest rooms, schlepping to the beach and the zoo, eating from amazing donut shops, visiting a mission, and then I’m paying who knows how much to FedEx the stuffed animal you left in the sofa bed, maybe you should just go read a book,” I replied in my head.

Instead, I made her cookies. Because the Easter candy wasn’t enough.

Homemade Coconut Oreos completely from scratch! Like a Golden Oreo copycat filled with coconut cream. They're easy to make at home!

I have quite the obsession with homemade and copycat recipes. Sure, buying cookies are great. Making them at home? Even better. Because no matter how much I love Golden Oreos, my recipe doesn’t include thiamine mononitrate which supposedly is a vitamin but sounds weird.

My cookies have ingredients you recognize. Like COCONUT!

When I was making the Lemon Oreos last month I had a vision: Coconut Oreos! As far as I know, Oreo has never made a coconut version, but I might be wrong. Regardless, I made a homemade version and I’m so glad I did. Because, coconut.

Is there anything better? Vanilla cookies sandwiched with coconut frosting. #yespleasegetmetheyogapants

The filling in these cookies would also be good in the Chocolate Oreo version I’ve made. Just swap the peanut butter filling for this one and BAM – you have CHOCOLATE Coconut Oreos. #yourewelcome

Homemade Coconut Oreos completely from scratch! Like a Golden Oreo copycat filled with coconut cream. They're easy to make at home!

A couple notes about the recipe:

  • I didn’t chill my dough, which means you get cookies in your belly faster.
  • For some coconut flavor in the cookie recipe, add 1 teaspoon coconut extract.
  • I used regular milk in my filling but if you have coconut milk, use that. It’ll make the filling even better!
  • Watch how much milk you add to the filling. I added a little too much which meant that I had to keep these chilled. Not a bad thing, they’re yummy cold, but don’t be a heavy handed milk pourer!

Homemade Coconut Oreos

Yield: 2 dozen sandwich cookies

Sweet vanilla cookies sandwiched with coconut cream filling! Like a Golden Oreo only better.


For the cookies:

  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda

  • 1/4 teaspoon salt

  • 2 cups all-purpose flour

  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter, softened

  • 2/3 cup light brown sugar, packed

  • 1/4 cup ganulated sugar

  • 1 tablespoon vanilla extract

  • 1 egg

For the filling:

  • 1/4 cup unsalted butter, softened

  • 2 cups powdered sugar

  • 1 teaspoons coconut extract

  • 1-2 tablespoons milk (use coconut milk for even more coconut flavor)

  • 1 cup shredded, sweetened coconut


  1. Preheat oven to 350°F. Line cookie sheets with parchment or silicone baking mats.

  2. Whisk baking soda, salt, and flour in a medium bowl. Set aside.

  3. Cream butter and sugars in the bowl of a stand mixer fitted with the paddle attachment (or using a hand mixer). Cream until fluffy, about 1 minute.

  4. Add egg and vanilla and mix until combined. Slowly mix in dry ingredients, scraping the sides of the bowl as necessary.

  5. Scoop 1 tablespoon cookie balls onto the cookie sheets, 2” apart.

  6. Bake for 7-8 minutes, until the edges are golden. Remove from the oven and tap the cookie sheets on the top of the stove lightly to flatten the cookies a bit. Let cool completely before frosting.

  7. To make the frosting: mix butter with a hand mixer until creamy and smooth. Mix in powdered sugar slowly until crumbly. Add coconut extract and 1 tablespoon milk and mix until smooth. Add up to 1 more tablespoon of milk to get the right spreading consistency for your frosting, but only add 1 teaspoon or less at a time so you don't make it too runny. Stir in coconut.

  8. Frost the bottoms of half the cookies, then sandwich with another cookie. Store in an airtight container for up to 4 days.

Beware of how much milk you add to your frosting. A little too much and the cookies will need to be stored in the refrigerator. If 1 tablespoon is not enough, add it one teaspoon (or less) at a time.

Homemade Lemon Oreos

Homemade Lemon Oreos (10 of 6)w

Homemade Golden Oreos

Homemade Soft Golden Oreos (1 of 5)w

Homemade Peanut Butter Oreos

Peanut Butter Oreos (5 of 5)w

Sweets from friends:
Peanut Butter Cookie Dough Oreos by Dinners, Dishes, and Desserts
Homemade Brownie Oreos by The Food Charlatan
Homemade Double Stuf Oreos by The Domestic Rebel