Grandma Krause’s Coconut Cookies

‘When my two daughters were young, their great-grandma made them coconut cookies with oats. Thankfully, she shared the recipe.” —Debra Dorn, Dunnellon, Florida

Grandma Krause's Coconut CookiesTaste of Home
Servings Prep Time Cook Time
48cookies 40minutes + freezing 10minutes/batch
Servings Prep Time
48cookies 40minutes + freezing
Cook Time
Portions: cookies
Portions: cookies
  1. In a large bowl, beat shortening and sugars until blended. Beat in eggs and vanilla. In another bowl, whisk flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt; gradually beat into sugar mixture. Stir in oats and coconut.
  2. Divide dough into 4 portions. On a lightly floured surface, shape each into a 6-in.-long log. Wrap in waxed paper; freeze 2 hours or until firm.
  3. Preheat oven to 350°. Unwrap and cut dough crosswise into 1/2-in. slices, reshaping as needed. Place 2 in. apart on ungreased baking sheets. Bake 10-12 minutes or until golden brown. Cool on pans 5 minutes. Remove to wire racks to cool.
  4. Freeze option: Place wrapped logs in a freezer container; return to freezer. To use, unwrap frozen logs and cut into slices. If necessary, let dough stand a few minutes at room temperature before cutting. Prepare and bake as directed.
Recipe Notes

Nutrition Facts

1 cookie: 109 calories, 5g fat (2g saturated fat), 8mg cholesterol, 56mg sodium, 15g carbohydrate (10g sugars, 0 fiber), 1g protein.