Grandma Krause’s Coconut Cookies
Total TimePrep: 40 min. + freezing Bake: 10 min./batch
Makesabout 4 dozen
what shortening did you use?
Fabulous cookie! The only change I made was using 3/4 tsp. Vanilla and 1/4 tsp coconut extract. Did not chill first....came out perfect!
Question, can you just make and bake as a drop cookie?
Delicious! I had my doubts about using shortening instead of butter, but it works :) To my surprise I was out of granulated sugar!! but used 2 cups of brown sugar and it was fine. I am an admitted salt fiend and did add about a half tsp. more of salt, after sampling the dough. I also did not want to freeze/slice/bake; I went ahead and used my portioning scoop to scoop out the cookie dough onto parchment paper, and they baked fine into perfectly-sized cookies. I don't usually use a timer, I just eyeball, and took these out when they were just starting to get an even light golden color. After cooling on a rack they have that delightful crispiness on edges but chewy in center. I will add this to my 'tried and true' file!
Used these to make ice cream sandwiches with Haagen Dazs Pineapple Coconut ice cream. Delicious! And the cookies are great on their own as well.
I replaced one of the cups of all purpose flour with a cup of oat flour (just placed 1 cup of oats in a food processor and pulsed for about 30 seconds), to add extra fiber. This is a wonderful recipe and is basic enough that you can change it up with other additions/replacements (e..g, crushed pecans, cashews, or walnuts, white chocolate chips, craisins).
I absolutely love this recipe. I add a cup and a half of coarsely chopped pecans and they taste like pecan sandies. If I have salted caramel baking chips in hand I add the whole bag as well. I use a cookie scoop and place mine on baking sheets with silicone mats as soon as the dough is beaten and they turn out perfect. I’ve found it’s not necessary to chill the dough. If you do chill you cannot use a cookie scoop. These are my most requested cookies
This recipe is one my grandmother made for us with 2 differences. She added orange extract in addition to the vanilla, and a cup of chopped pecans. Either way - this is a very special classic recipe. Thank you for sharing!
Wonderful! They come out crunchy on the outside and chewy in the inside.
Warm, crispy-chewy cookies baked anytime! These were sliced and baked straight from the freezer, and my family loves them! I don’t usually choose recipes with shortening, but these little treats are lightly flavored without either coconut or oatmeal ingredients dominating the flavor. I am happy that I followed the recipe exactly.