Nova Scotia Oatmeal Coconut Cookies

Posted by Donna-Marie Pye on

After the tragic events in Nova Scotia, one of our customers posted a lovely story about her mom's delicious oatmeal cookies. Her mom was born in Nova Scotia, and these cookies were her tribute to the Nova Scotia community suffering this terrible tragedy. We asked if she would share the recipe after we whipped up a batch. They are crunchy on the outside and soft and chewy on the inside. Thank you Kathy for sharing!
  • 1 cup white sugar
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 1 1/2 cups all purpose flour
  • 1 1/4 cups oatmeal
  • 1 1/4 cups coconut
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1 cup shortening (we used butter), room temperature
  • 1 egg, lightly beaten
  • See Cooks Note below about added "healthy stuff"


  1. Preheat oven to 350 F.
  2. In a large bowl, mix together white and brown sugar, oatmeal, flour, coconut, baking soda, baking powder and salt. 
  3. Add shortening (or butter) and rub it all together with your hands until mixture is crumbly.
  4. Add egg and stir together until mixture is moist. Shape into 1-inch balls then flatten slightly with a fork.
  5. Bake in preheated oven for 12 to 15 minutes. Transfer to a rack to cool completely. Store in an airtight container.

Cooks Note: When we made them we added some healthy stuff! We added 2 tbsp hemp seeds and 2 tbsp ground flax seeds to the dry ingredients. They were fantastic!

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