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Coconut Drop Cookies Recipe

Coconut Drop Cookies Recipe

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 YIELD:66 servings

Ingredients

  • 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 flaked coconut
  • 1 cup chopped walnuts

Directions

  • 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.

Nutritional Facts

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