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 Cookies
Grandma Krause’s Coconut Cookies
Grandma Krause’s Coconut Cookies
Servings Prep Time Cook Time
48cookies 40minutes + freezing 10minutes/batch
Servings Prep Time
48cookies 40minutes + freezing
Cook Time
10minutes/batch
Ingredients
Portions: cookies
Units:
Ingredients
Portions: cookies
Units:
Instructions
  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.