I came up with this recipe because I love oatmeal cookies… but I hate when people put raisins in them! I wanted to add something that would contribute to the wonderfully chewy nature of oatmeal cookies but not the gooey, fruity chewiness that raisins bring to them. I wanted something more neutral, more subtle.
My first thought was to use shredded coconut and so I tried it out that very same day! It worked even better than I expected it to, and these have now become my favorite cookie to make and eat. Many friends and family members have enjoyed them, as well!
I hope you enjoy them as much as I do!