Coconut Oatmeal Cookies

Ingredients

  • 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

Instructions

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 immedietly- if overcooked cookies get HARD.

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