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  September 23, 2023

Mother's Day Recipes - Crunchy Chewy Coconut Cookies
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Mothers Day Recipes and Cooking Activities for KidsCrunchy Chewy Coconut Cookies

If Mom's not fond of walnuts try adding some dried fruit to these cookies. Dice up some dried apples, cranberries or apricots and add to the mixture instead.


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What You Need:

  • 1 C of shortening
  • 1 C of sugar
  • 1 C brown sugar, packed
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 t vanilla extract
  • 2 C of flour
  • 2 C of old fashioned oats
  • 1 t baking powder
  • 1 t baking soda
  • 1/2 t salt
  • 2 C of sweet coconut, flaked
  • 1 C of walnuts

How to Make It:

  1. Set the oven temperature at 350 degrees.
  2. Place the shortening into a large mixing bowl.
  3. Add both types of sugar.
  4. Using an electric mixer on low speed, blend the mixture until creamed.
  5. Add the eggs, one at a time, beating after each egg until well combined.
  6. Beat in the vanilla extract.
  7. In a separate bowl combine the flour and oats tossing together well.
  8. Add in the baking powder, baking soda and salt and blend the ingredients together well.
  9. Gradually add the flour mixture to the creamed mixture blending until completely moistened.
  10. Fold in the coconut and the walnuts being sure they are combined well.
  11. Spray a cookie sheet with a non stick cooking spray well.
  12. Drop the dough by rounded spoonfuls onto the prepared cookie sheet about 3 inches apart.
  13. Bake 12 minutes or until the cookies turn a golden brown.
  14. Allow the cookies to cool on the cookie sheet for 2 minutes before removing to a wire rack to completely cool.

Makes 5 dozen cookies

Preparation time: approximately 25 minutes
Baking time: approximately 12 minutes per batch
Total time: approximately 37 minutes plus cooling

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