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Mom’s Coconut Cookies

Total Time

Prep: 10 min. + chilling Bake: 5 min./batch

Makes

4-1/2 dozen

Mom worked hard to keep us fed during the Depression, and there was never a day we went hungry. These cookies could always be found in the cookie jar.
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Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup butter, softened
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1/4 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup sweetened shredded coconut

Directions

  1. In a large bowl, cream butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Beat in egg and vanilla. Combine the flour, baking powder and salt; gradually add to the creamed mixture and mix well. Stir in coconut.
  2. Shape into two 3-1/2-in. rolls; wrap each in plastic wrap. Refrigerate for 2 hours or until firm. Unwrap and cut into 1/8-in. slices. Place 2 in. apart on ungreased baking sheets.
  3. Bake at 425° for 5-7 minutes or until lightly browned. Remove to wire racks to cool.

Nutrition Facts

2 each: 120 calories, 5g fat (3g saturated fat), 17mg cholesterol, 80mg sodium, 18g carbohydrate (11g sugars, 0 fiber), 1g protein.

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  • Michell408
    Jul 6, 2010

    Tasty, not too strong of a coconut flavor. Nice variety for a cookie tray.