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Coconut Drops

Author/Submitted by: Jo Anne Merrill
Servings: 60
Categories: Cookies / Desserts

2  cups  all-purpose flour
1  teaspoon  baking powder
1  teaspoon  baking soda
1/2  teaspoon  salt
1  cup  oats, not instant
3 1/2  ounces  dried coconut
3/4  cup  vegetable shortening
3/4  cup  sugar
1/2  cup  packed light brown sugar
1  teaspoon  vanilla extract
1  large  egg

1. Sift flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt into a large bowl. Add the oats and coconut; set aside. 2. Cream shortening with both sugars until light and fluffy. Can use an electric mixer set at medium speed. Beat in vanilla and egg until well mixed. Gradually add flour mixture to make a stiff dough. 3. Drop by teaspoonfuls, 1 inch apart, on lightly greased cookie sheets. Bake in preheated 375-degree oven for 10 minutes or until golden brown. 4. Cool on cookie sheet for 5 minutes then remove to wire rack to cool completely. Yield: about 5 dozen.

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