Coconut Drop Cookies Recipe
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Coconut Drop Cookies Recipe

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Cathy Wilson says her mom-Winnie Nash- added nutritional ingredients to recipes whenever she could. “Chock-full of nuts and oats, these crispy-chewy cookies are the perfect example,” Cathy says.
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 25 min. Bake: 15 min./batch
MAKES:66 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 25 min. Bake: 15 min./batch
MAKES: 66 servings


  • 1 cup shortening
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 cup packed brown sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 cups old-fashioned oats
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 2 cups sweetened shredded coconut
  • 1 cup chopped walnuts

Nutritional Facts

1 each: 102 calories, 5g fat (2g saturated fat), 6mg cholesterol, 54mg sodium, 12g carbohydrate (7g sugars, 1g fiber), 1g protein.


  1. Preheat oven to 350°. In a large bowl, cream shortening and sugars until light and fluffy. Add eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition. Beat in vanilla. Combine flour, oats, baking powder, baking soda and salt; gradually add to creamed mixture and mix well. Stir in coconut and walnuts.
  2. Drop by rounded tablespoonfuls 3 in. apart onto greased baking sheets. Flatten slightly. Bake 11-14 minutes or until golden brown. Cool 2 minutes before removing to wire racks. Store in an airtight container. Yield: 5-1/2 dozen.
Originally published as Coconut Drop Cookies in Taste of Home April/May 2007, p6

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grannyfromwisc User ID: 7988042 164819
Reviewed Sep. 23, 2014

"I couldn't keep these in the cookie jar! Delicious and chewy!"

AmandaBean User ID: 4643313 164818
Reviewed Dec. 8, 2009

"My husband can't eat a lot of sweets. Due to a medication he takes, a lot of foods taste bad to him. These are the first cookies that he's found that he absolutely loves. They are sweet without being overpoweringly so. I've already made three batches for this holiday season. They are a hit at the office too!"

brodie123 User ID: 2850726 149769
Reviewed May. 5, 2009

"I found these cookies to not have much flavor. Must be better recipes out there for coconut cookies!"

Gwenlo User ID: 2136852 150280
Reviewed Mar. 18, 2009

"These cookies have a great flavor and mix up with ease. My one problem was that they were almost like a granola (kind of crumbly and dry) until I added a scant 1/4 c. milk. Did anyone else have that problem?"

lssrls User ID: 1447889 166368
Reviewed Dec. 21, 2008

"These are good!!!"

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