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!
Did you make this recipe?

Homemade Coconut Oreos

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


Ingredients:

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


Directions:


  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.


Notes:

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.


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58 comments

  1. Dorothy – Your vacation sounds like it was a blast, but I’m sure you’re exhausted. I’ve never been to California, but I’d love to visit someday…especially Wine Country <3!  Coconut oreos?! Yes. I absolutely would annihilate the entire tray. Coconut anything is my favorite. 😀

  2. I’m pretty much obsessed with all golden oreos, they’re just too good! These coconut ones look fantastic, Dorothy! Love the flavor. Pinned!

  3. I so feel your spring break pain, Dorothy! I’m watching my son splayed out on the floor right now complaining of boredom after days of entertaining him. Congrats on being done with it!
    These are better than copycats because you imagined them yourself, and the flavor is awesome. 

  4. These cookies look soooo good! Coconut is one of my faves. Great twist on the Oreo!!

  5. Ooo they should totally make coconut oreos! Although these would probably be better anyway.

  6. I love coconut and Oreos are the absolute best! These look so good and moreish, I shall look in my pantry to see if I have any coconut milk for the filling, sounds like a great idea!

  7. Oh Dorothy these look incredible!  I have never seen a coconut oreo so I am positive you just invented the next big thing here!  Our spring break just started. Yesterday went well but it is supposed to be yucky weather Wed and Thur so kids trapped inside for two days is never a good thing!

  8. Oh my! These need to happen in my kitchen for sure! I am obsessed with coconut desserts! Pinned! 

  9. ooooooooooooh coconut “Oreo’s”!!! How have they not done this yet?? I’m sure yours are way better than what theirs would be anyway!

  10. OMG!  These look scrumptious! I’m coconut crazy lately! 

  11. I currently have two containers of oreos in my pantry. I need to throw ’em out and start making my own. Because, homemade oreos–drool. Pinning everywhere. 

  12. Homemade coconut Oreos?!!!! do you know how much I love coconut?! I bow down to you, Dorothy!!! 

  13. Coconut oreos sounds pretty awesome, I’m totally trying the chocolate coconut idea!  Chocolate and coconut in oreo form sounds like the perfect cookie to me.  My kids were the same, thrilled to be heading back to school today, that break seemed long – and they had the Friday before spring break off too.  I really don’t  know why!  🙂

  14. My daughter had off yesterday too and she asked if we could make a treat. I was like wasn’t yesterday’s candy for breakfast, lunch, and dinner enough?!?!

  15. You’re a great mom! I want homemade oreos now 🙂 Love all the different recipes for them you’ve had so far and this one is no exception. Also, no-chill? Sign me up!

  16. Ohh yes! I love this idea! I’m going to try it with chocolate too!

  17. I love that you made coconut oreos —> best idea ever!  I am crazy for anything with coconut! 

  18. You are killing it with these homemade Oreo recipes, girlfriend! These are the perfect treat for the end of spring break celebration 🙂

  19. Put coconut in anything and I’ll love it!  These cookies look amazing!

  20. Oh my. They look incredible! I can tell the cookies have the perfect texture and that filling. Just pass a spoon, please!! Pinned of course! And you have more patience than I do, making sandwich cookies. The last time I made any I think for my blog was about 2011-12 🙂

  21. Homemade Oreos are the best! These look so good. We have trouble getting golden Oreos in Australia so this is a handy trick – make your own! 

  22. I’m taking your advice and going with chocolate + coconut — can’t wait!!!

  23. So coconut obsessed over here! The perfect ending to what sounds like a fabulous Spring break!

  24. Lucky Jordan! 🙂 Coconut Oreos are a stellar addition to your oreo recipe collection. I will take one ( or several) of each, please. 🙂

  25. Last week was half days (teacher conferences),  and this week is spring break. At least there are day camps available, but then kids complain about being tied down!  This would be a fun recipe to try, and a good antidote to boredom!

  26. mmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm these look yummy!!!

  27. I am sure they are irresistible and would be just impossible to stop eating!

  28. You know how I feel about coconut goodness…so these cookies are speaking to me!!!  You are the homemade Oreo genius for sure!!! So fun and perfect for days when the kiddos are bored! 

  29. Copycat recipes are the best! Especially since there aren’t unpronounceable ingredients and additives!

  30. I have a love for all oreos especially homemade ones like these with coconut flavor.  Genius!

  31. Oh my goodness my boyfriend would love some of these! Maybe I’ll be a nice girlfriend and surprise him with some 😉

  32. Hello, sweet cookies. Prepare to meet my FACE. 

  33. oh yes! I LOVE coconut and think it’s totally under-appreciated. These Oreos sound amazing!

  34. I pink puffy heart sandwich cookies….aka homemade oreos! I love that you make coconut ones. I’m definitely going to have to try these asap!!

  35. Because coconut. Yes. Just yes. 

  36. Omg so YUMMY!!! I’m so in love with the coconut filling…can’t wait to try these!!

  37. Such a brilliant idea!!! I am totally with you on homemade cookies without all the preservatives and ingredients that you can’t pronounce. Glad you had fun on Spring Break in San Diego! Those donuts look amazing. If you ever make it down to the Orange County area you have got to try Sidecar Donuts! Seriously BEST donuts ever!  

  38. I’m a new mom, and my first ‘holiday’ with my baby was anything but a holiday, it was so much more work that I decided I needed a holiday when I got back from my holiday…ha ha, sounds like things won’t change anytime soon! These oreos look amazing, love the coconut twist!

  39. These look so good. Love Oreos, especially the lemon ones. 

  40. My coconut loving husband is about to be SOOOOOOO happy!  

  41. YES!  Everything about this is so perfect! I love oreos but NEVER buy them.  Honestly I can’t remember the last time I had an actual oreo because I hate the ingredients they use.  Homemade oreos though?  THAT is something I’m on board with.   These are perfect and I love the coconut flavor!

  42. Oh my goodness, I’m dying here. I love coconut so much and I’m so jealous of your trip to San Diego and those donuts. Donuts are my FAVE! Anyway, I must try these asap!

  43. So, in the cookie part of the recipe it calls for brown sugar twice. Is this a typo, or am I supposed to use two different types of brown sugar?

  44. Can’t wait to try these. I would LOVE to make a request for you to possibly backwards engineer the Kroeger Lemon Muffin Tops. I THINK they might have a bit of candied lemon peel but I can’t figure it out but they are ADDICTIVE

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