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Maple-Walnut Oatmeal Cookies


Maple and oatmeal are a satisfying pair, especially when enriched with brown sugar and shredded coconut.

  • Yield: Makes 12

Source: Martha Stewart Living, October 1999


  • 1 1/2 cups old-fashioned oatmeal
  • 3/4 cup unsweetened shredded coconut
  • 1 1/3 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon table salt
  • 1 cup packed light-brown sugar
  • 1/4 pound (1 stick) plus 1 tablespoon unsalted butter
  • 3 tablespoons pure maple syrup
  • 2 tablespoons golden syrup
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 2 tablespoons boiling water
  • 1 teaspoon pure maple extract
  • 2 3/4 ounces (1 cup) walnuts, coarsely chopped


  1. Preheat oven to 300 degrees. Have ready 2 baking sheets lined with parchment. In a medium bowl, whisk the oatmeal, coconut, flour, salt, and sugar. Set aside.

  2. In a small saucepan over medium heat, combine the butter, maple syrup, and golden syrup. Heat until the butter is melted. Remove from heat, and set aside. In a small bowl, combine the baking soda with the boiling water. Immediately stir this mixture into the melted butter until combined. Add the maple extract; stir into the oat mixture. Fold in walnuts.

  3. Form balls, using 3 tablespoons of dough, and place about 3 inches apart on prepared cookie sheets, 6 to a sheet. Flatten each of the balls slightly.

  4. Bake until golden brown and set, about 20 minutes, rotating halfway through. Transfer to wire rack to cool. Store in an airtight container up to 1 week.

Cook's Notes

Desiccated, or dried, coconut can be found in most health-food stores.

Reviews Add a comment

  • miralee1
    11 NOV, 2012
    Worst Martha Stewart cookie recipe, that I've ever tried. Very disappointed. The texture very crumbly, dry.
  • hannahlj
    11 AUG, 2011
    These are pretty dang good. I used all maple syrup instead of golden syrup, toasted pecans in place of walnuts and sweetened coconut for the unsweetened. The result was a chewy cookie with a crisp crust. The pecans and maple create the best smell in the oven.
  • ALR3812056DW
    27 FEB, 2010
    these turned out really nice...i didnt have the different syrups so just used one light sugar syrup i had and it was fine. also added golden raisins which made it yum!
  • MS10715077
    4 FEB, 2010
    Cookie on the left is Aunt Mary Dillion's Praline Cookie. Just found it. Sara, Texas
  • Robin1210
    4 FEB, 2010
    Does anyone recognize the cookie pictured to the left of this one in the photo above? It appears to have a maple icing.
  • pbdeal
    4 FEB, 2010
    Sorry, never mind about what is golden syrup, I read over the previous posts and found the answer. Thanks
  • pbdeal
    4 FEB, 2010
    What is Golden Syrup?
  • gogan
    3 MAR, 2009
    I loved this one.
  • Pamela_Johnson
    1 MAR, 2009
    Pour it on your pancakes. Or make sponge toffee.
  • dogchow
    28 FEB, 2009
    This was the worst recipe I have ever made .( I made most of the cookies from cookie book and from web as well) Anyway, what else I can make with leftover golden syrup?