Coconut Oatmeal Cookies
|Vegetable shortening||1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs), solid|
|Firmly packed light brown sugar||1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)|
|Granulated sugar||1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)|
|Sifted all purpose flour||1 Cup (16 tbs)|
|Baking powder||1⁄2 Teaspoon|
|Baking soda||1⁄2 Teaspoon|
|Quick cooking rolled oats||1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs) (Non Instant)|
|Shredded coconut||1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)|
In bowl, cream shortening with sugars; beat in egg.
Stir in flour sifted with baking powder, soda and salt.
Add oats and coconut and mix well.
Roll in small balls and place 3 inches apart on cookie sheets.
Bake in preheated moderate oven (350°F.) 7 to 10 minutes.
Makes about 2 1/2 dozen.