Grandma Krause’s Coconut Cookies
Total TimePrep: 40 min. + freezing Bake: 10 min./batch
Makesabout 4 dozen
- 1 cup shortening
- 1 cup sugar
- 1 cup packed brown sugar
- 2 large eggs, room temperature
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 2 cups all-purpose flour
- 1 teaspoon baking powder
- 1 teaspoon baking soda
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
- 1 cup old-fashioned oats
- 1 cup sweetened shredded coconut
- In a large bowl, beat shortening and sugars until blended. Beat in eggs and vanilla. In another bowl, whisk flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt; gradually beat into sugar mixture. Stir in oats and coconut.
- Divide dough into 4 portions. On a lightly floured surface, shape each into a 6-in.-long log. Wrap in plastic; freeze 2 hours or until firm.
- Preheat oven to 350°. Unwrap and cut dough crosswise into 1/2-in. slices, reshaping as needed. Place 2 in. apart on ungreased baking sheets. Bake 10-12 minutes or until golden brown. Cool on pans 5 minutes. Remove to wire racks to cool.
- Freeze option: Place wrapped logs in freezer container; return to freezer. To use, unwrap frozen logs and cut into slices. If necessary, let dough stand a few minutes at room temperature before cutting. Prepare and bake as directed.
Nutrition Facts1 cookie: 109 calories, 5g fat (2g saturated fat), 8mg cholesterol, 56mg sodium, 15g carbohydrate (10g sugars, 0 fiber), 1g protein.
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Dec 13, 2019
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!
Nov 16, 2019
Wonderful! They come out crunchy on the outside and chewy in the inside.
Jun 27, 2019
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.
Apr 13, 2019
I made these cookies for my grandchildren and they disappeared immediately. Sweet, crispy and delicious. I made the cookies as per recipe instructions and they came out perfect.
Apr 13, 2019
Very nice Cookies with a chewy consistency and a subtle coconut flavour. I'll make these again definitely.
Feb 1, 2019
I am not sure why people rate a recipe that they didn't actually make? If you change the recipe, then it is NOT the recipe; and it is misleading to those of us who read the reviews. I actually read the reviews to decide whether I should waste the ingredients trying the recipe. So, I baked these cookies EXACTLY how this recipe instructs with the SAME ingredients. It says to bake for 10-12 minutes; and I baked them for 10 minutes. After they completely cool, they are crispy on the outside and chewy on the inside. I really liked the texture and taste. The coconut flavor is not overwhelming. I also like that they can be frozen and cooked when desired. I put them in the freezer for two hours but am now going to freeze over night. I am sure the variations are great as well. But this recipe is fine just the way it is.
Dec 25, 2018
Added chocolate chips(1c.), walnuts (1.c.). Excellent, cant get enough of them.
Dec 2, 2018
These are our "Grandma Holdt" cookies - if you don't like that much sugar make another recipe. We always made them as drop cookies because that is what we learned to do and we aren't messing with Grandma's recipe LOL
Nov 5, 2018
My new favorite cookie recipe. Noteworthy.
Oct 21, 2018
Excellent chewy cookies that look very much like the picture!. Thanks for sharing! I made according to the recipe, except I used canola oil for the shortening, added 1 t. butter flavoring, and used the drop method suggested by other reviewers!