Grandma Krauses’ 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
- 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 four portions. On a lightly floured surface, shape each into a 6-in.-long roll. 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 resealable plastic freezer bag; 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.
Jun 12, 2018
Made these today to send to my out of town dad for Father's Day. He will love them. They are delicious. The only change I made was to add some mini semi sweet chips. This cookie is just about perfect.
Apr 2, 2018
These are excellent cookies! Followed the recipe as written and made them as drop cookies. Worked perfectly. Thanks for sharing.
Mar 4, 2018
Very good cookies! So easy to make. I prefer slicing the dough to dropping by tablespoons.
Feb 27, 2018
Good, simple cookie! Loved the texture of the coconut. I did make a few simple changes. Instead of shortening I used half coconut oil and half salted butter and 3/4 c of each sugar. I did not have sweetened coconut so I used unsweetened and I added some special dark chocolate chips. I didn't mess with making it into the logs and freezing. I did chill the dough for an hour like I would for any cookie I make. I used my normal tablespoon cookie dough scooper onto parchment; baked for 13 minutes. Perfect shape, color and texture!
Jan 28, 2018
These cookies are absolutely DELICIOUS! I cut some very thin, some thick...played around with it. Added a tsp of cornstarch as one reviewer said it makes cookies chewier. Thanks so much for sharing, I'll be baking hundred of these, I'm sure! :)
Dec 15, 2017
They are probably very delicious but so much sugar and sweetened coconut too. I would cut back to 1 cup brown sugar and I am sure that they will be just as tasty.
Dec 14, 2017
I have a 1966 cookbook that has these cookies in them. Eery year I make between 12 to 15 different kinds of cookies. These are always on the list. I've made them for years and love them.
Dec 14, 2017
Looking forward to trying these. I had a Grandma Krause as well. I gave it 5 stars even though I haven't tried them yet because they look so good.
Jul 31, 2017
Really good and chewy
Aug 5, 2016
These are great. You can bake them for a shorter time to get crisp edges and a chewy center, or let them brown for crisp all the way through.
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