VERY good cookies with excellent results every time.


  • 1/2 cup shortening
  • 1 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1 cup white sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/2 cup butter
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup flaked coconut
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 2 cups rolled oats


1 Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).
2 In a medium mixing bowl cream shortening, butter, and sugars. Add eggs and vanilla until blended. Set aside.
3 In a separate bowl, combine dry ingredients, withholding the coconut until all other dry ingredients are blended. Add coconut.
4 Combine wet and dry ingredients until moist. Drop on greased cookie sheet about 1-2 inches apart. Bake for 10 minutes or until golden. Remove from oven immediately- if overcooked cookies get HARD.

2-3 dozen average-sized cookies

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Submitted 6/13/05.
Source: family recipe
Submitted By: Laura Massy
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