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Buttery Coconut Oatmeal Cookies – AKA Cuppa Cookies

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These cookies are light and tasty filled with all sorts of goodies including coconut, oatmeal and rice krispies.  With a “cuppa” this and a cup of that mixed in, they are sure to win you over!  

close up of buttery cuppa cookies with flecks of oatmeal and coconut showing.

Combine a cup of this, a cup of that to make a batch of these delicious cookies.   These buttery cookies are loaded with goodies and taste amazing.

If you came hear thinking I was referring to a “cuppa” tea or coffee, they happen to be great with those as well.

You will find these cookies are perfect for just about any occasion. Bake up a batch to see for yourself.

I found the recipe for these fabulous cookies in an old church cook book. It includes several favorites from my own family along with some from other families in our area.

I have had the best luck with recipes from that book. They are all favorites from families we know and love.

Isn’t that the way with those church fundraiser cookbooks?  They are always loaded with such gems, especially if it is an old country church like this one.

stacks of cuppa cookies on wire cooling rack

So I was not particularly surprised how good these cookies were. Even the non-coconut lovers enjoyed them.

The ingredient list for these cookies may seem a bit long, but it is really a list of pretty common pantry staples.  You might already have on hand anyway.

So don’t scroll down to the recipe card and let the length deter you. It really isn’t as crazy as it might first appear.

looking down on crispy buttery lightly golden cuppa cookies

In fact you might be looking for the perfect use for that little bit of this and that you have laying around.  The best part is the recipe makes a lot of cookies without any superb effort.

So, they are a great way to help round out those cookie trays you are bringing to holiday parties, neighbors and coworkers. They are also perfect for lunch boxes or gatherings any time of year.

I whipped up a batch for our chili cook-off and they were perfect for munching on between yard games and after a bunch of chili.  I also took a tray to share with my coworkers.

A couple of dozen cookies didn’t even make it through the day.  The rest I placed in some air-tight freezer bags and threw them in the freezer.

My husband has been working around the clock. So I pulled some out for him and the guys to snack on not too long ago.

looking down on freshly baked cuppa cookies with bowls of oatmeal and rice krispies nearby

I kept a couple aside, you know for quality assurance sake. They were still great! 

So feel free to make them ahead and freeze them for when you need a little pick me up! I also love freezing balls of cookie dough to bake later.

Just scoop balls of dough onto cookie sheets and freeze for at least a couple of hours. Then put the balls of dough in a freezer bag.

scooping small scoops of cuppa cookie dough onto silicone mat lined baking tray.

When you are ready, just grab some balls of frozen dough. You can bake them straight from the oven if you’d like, but they might not quite as flat and airy.

Just keep an eye on them as they bake. They may take an extra minute or two to bake through and get that beautiful light golden color.

Alternatively, place them on a cookie sheet and let them thaw for a half hour before baking. That will help them spread into the flat cookies you see in the pictures. 

golden buttery cuppa cookies made with a cup of several different things ready to be eaten

I love cookies that are loaded with goodies like this. Monster cookies are another loaded cookie that we love both at the holidays and all year long or kitchen sink cookies are a loaded chewy cookie.

If it is the buttery goodness that drew you in, I would also recommend melting moments or our family’s favorite fudge dipped crescent cookies.

Yield: 72 Cookies

Buttery Cuppa Cookies

Cuppa cookies with oatmeal, coconut, rice krispies and more cooling on wire rack.

These cookies are crisp and buttery. Filled with a "cuppa" this and a cup of that, they are sure to win you over!

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour
Total Time 1 hour 10 minutes


  • 1 cup white sugar
  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • 1 cup butter
  • 1 cup cooking oil
  • 1 cup crisp rice cereal
  • 1 cup coconut
  • 1 cup oatmeal
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 2 eggs
  • 3.5 cups flour
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon cream of tartar
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda


  1. Preheat your oven to 350°F and get your cookie sheets ready.
  2. Cream together sugars and butter. Add oil, eggs and vanilla and beat to mix.
  3. Stir in dry ingredients until completely mixed.
  4. Drop by rounded teaspoon full (I used my small cookie scoop) onto cookie sheets.
  5. Bake for 10-12 minutes.
  6. Cool on cookie sheet for 5 minutes then remove to a wire rack until completely cool.


The baked cookies freeze great!

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Nutrition Information:



Serving Size:


Amount Per Serving: Calories: 108Total Fat: 7gSaturated Fat: 2gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 4gCholesterol: 12mgSodium: 80mgCarbohydrates: 12gFiber: 0gSugar: 6gProtein: 1g

All nutritional information is estimated and will depend on the exact ingredients you use.

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These cookies are crisp and buttery. Filled with a "cuppa" this and a cuppa that, they are sure to win you over!

Thanks for sharing!

Andrea Nine

Monday 30th of November 2020

With a Cup of coffee or tea, oh so good! Have a great start to your week!


Friday 4th of December 2020

Thank you and back at you, Andrea!

Frugal Hausfrau

Sunday 29th of November 2020

These sound amazing~ They look gorgeous, too. I think I have seen something like this before but have never tried - I will now~ Thanks CArlee for another winner!


Friday 4th of December 2020

You definitely should, they are super tasty! Thank you!


Tuesday 17th of December 2019

Now that is quite the recipe. I think that this is a great recipe for my kids to make. It sounds pretty simple and delicious!


Wednesday 18th of December 2019

The kiddos will love making and eating these!

Andrea Nine

Wednesday 11th of December 2019

Any cookie I can dunk in my tea is a sure winner! I shared Thumbelina cookies yesterday that have a buttery base and I just love any buttery taste in a cookie like these! Have a wonderful Wednesday my friend!


Wednesday 18th of December 2019

Your Thumbelina cookies look amazing! Thank you


Thursday 7th of December 2017

Ha! Have a few more while you're at it! ;-)

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