Homemade cookies always fly off the table at any gathering. But adding toffee makes these Chewy Oatmeal Toffee Cookies impossible to resist!

These White Chocolate Chip Oatmeal Cookies also have a touch of coconut to add to their deliciousness!!

3 Chewy Oatmeal Toffee Cookies on a round white dessert plate.

Why You Must Make

I love baking for a gathering. It gives me a chance to make treats that my family might snub. Oatmeal, coconut, and toffee. Not always popular with my crew. Only me.

So I baked up a batch of this Oatmeal Cookies Recipe to take to my sister’s house in Colorado. Us Weber girls stick together when it comes to sweets. I knew Maddy would help me eat them. And love them every bit as much as I do!

  • Cookies freeze beautifully, so you can have a stash for a quick snack or dessert.
  • If you love toffee, this is a yummy way to get your fix.
  • There’s something about oatmeal cookies, so comforting!
  • Swap out the add-ins for your favorites. If you aren’t a fan of white chocolate, add some bittersweet chocolate, etc.
Chewy Oatmeal Toffee Cookies in a white bowl.

The Best Oatmeal Cookies

We’re now in the midst of winter, and I’m pining for the sultry dog days of summer. One of the best ways to keep warm during the winter doldrums is to turn on the oven and bake something yummy! These easy oatmeal cookies are perfect for lunch boxes, after-school snacks, and any occasion where you need to bring a dessert. Plus, cookies are the perfect, portable treat when traveling. I’ve carried a cake in a metal baking dish through TSA at our airport, but putting cookies in my suitcase was much less trying on my arm muscles!

Oatmeal Cookie Recipes are one of my biggest weaknesses. I have to promise not to start taste-testing the dough or I’ll eat more than I care to admit! I was on good behavior with this latest batch, even though I loaded them with my favorite add-ins, toffee, white chocolate, and coconut!!! But feel free to use dark chocolate instead of white chocolate, skip the toffee, and add a second type of chocolate chip or totally omit the coconut. They’ll still taste delicious!! How to make the best oatmeal cookies for your taste buds is in your hands!!

Oatmeal Toffee Cookie Ingredients with labels on a metal sheet pan.

Ingredient Notes

  • Kitchen Staples – Flour, Baking Soda, Salt
  •  Butter – At room temperature. If you use unsalted butter, you may want to double the salt.
  •  Brown Sugar – Packed into the measuring cup.
  •  Eggs – I always use large eggs for baking; have them at room temperature for easier incorporation.
  •  Vanilla Extract – Always use pure vanilla extract, never artificially flavored.
  •  Quick Oats – These are softer than rolled oats.
  •  Shredded Coconut – I use angel flake sweetened coconut.
  •  Toffee Chunks – I use 4 Heath Bars and cut them into chocolate chip-sized pieces. You can also use packaged toffee chips.
  • White Chocolate Chips (or you can chop white chocolate bars into chunks)

How to Make

Expert Tips

Many of these cookie-making tips are universal for all cookie baking, but worth repeating if you’re a novice baker.

  • PRO-Tip: Have your eggs and butter at room temperature unless otherwise specified. This helps for easy incorporation into the dough.
  • Line your baking sheets with parchment paper for easy cleanup. Silpats are a nice alternative, but you do need to wash them after use.
  • PRO-Tip: Do not overmix the dough. I tend to make most cookie dough by hand, using a wooden spoon to mix instead of a mixer. This limits the development of gluten and minimizes air being added to the dough, making more tender and chewy cookies respectively.
  • Use a cookie disher to scoop out even-sized dough balls to bake.
  • With cookie dough filled with add-ins, it’s hard to form perfectly round dough balls. So one of my tricks is to tap the hot, fresh-out-of-the-oven cookies, into rounder shapes using my spatula.
  • PRO-Tip: Alternatively, you can use a round cookie cutter that’s larger than your cookies and use it to bump the edges of your warm from the oven into perfect rounds! Make sure to use a hot pad to prevent burning your hands on the hot cookie sheet.
  • Let your cookies cool for a few minutes on the baking sheet, then remove to a wire rack to finish cooling.
  • Let the baking sheet cool before reusing. You do not want the dough to start melting before it gets into the oven.
  • If you notice your cookies seem flat, consider chilling the dough for an hour, then scooping out another batch.
3 Oatmeal Toffee Cookies in a small white ceramic bowl.

Frequently Asked Questions

Can You Use Quick Oats instead of Old-Fashioned Oatmeal When Making Oatmeal Cookies?

In this recipe, you can use either. But follow the recommendation for what kind of oats to use in the recipe you’re making. They are not always interchangeable.

How Do You Make Soft Chewy Cookies?

There are a few things you can do to prevent hard, dry cookies. First, measure your ingredients properly so you don’t use too much flour. Spoon the flour into the measuring cup, then use an offset spatula to sweep the excess off the top. Use brown sugar instead of white sugar as the molasses in brown sugar provides moisture.
Don’t substitute another fat, like using shortening instead of butter. Also, do not overmix or the gluten will be over-activated. Use a wooden spoon when mixing in the flour. And finally, do not overbake. The center of the cookies can look slightly underdone when you pull them out of the oven since they’ll continue cooking as they cool on the hot cookie sheet.
Finally, use a cookie disher so your cookies are the same size. Then they’ll all be done at the same time.

A close up of toffee cookies and toffee bars, one cookie resting on top of a glass of milk.

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3 Chewy Oatmeal Toffee Cookies on a round white dessert plate

Oatmeal Toffee Cookies

Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Yield 36 cookies

Oatmeal cookies with the surprise addition of toffee, white chocolate and coconut.


  • 1 cup of butter, at room temperature
  • 2 cups brown sugar, packed
  • 2 eggs, at room temperature
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla
  • 1 ¾ cups flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • 3 cups quick oats
  • 1 cup shredded coconut
  • 5.6 ounces toffee bars, chopped (four 1.4 ounce Heath bars)
  • 1 cup white chocolate chips (or you can chop white chocolate bars into chunks)


  1. Heat oven to 350°F. Line baking sheets with parchment.
  2. In a large bowl, beat butter and brown sugar on medium speed of an electric mixer until creamy.
  3. Add egg and vanilla, and mix until incorporated. Add flour, baking soda, and salt and mix just until combined.
  4. Mix in oats and coconut with a wooden spoon. Carefully stir in toffee and white chocolate.
  5. Use a medium cookie disher or spoon to scoop out rounded tablespoonfuls onto prepared cookie sheets.
  6. Bake for 12 to 14 minutes or until light golden brown.
  7. Cool on cookie sheets for a few minutes, then remove to a wire rack to finish cooling.


Adapted from Hershey's.

Nutrition Information:



Serving Size:

1 cookie

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 157Total Fat: 9gSaturated Fat: 6gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 3gCholesterol: 25mgSodium: 128mgCarbohydrates: 17gFiber: 1gSugar: 12gProtein: 1g


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