My grand-daughter sent me this recipe she says they are delicious. These cookies work very well using Splenda or Splenda for Baking,in place of the white sugar. (note, I have been trying different ways to cut down on sugar, using 2 tablespoons molasses in stead of the brown sugar works good and using the splenda for baking, I have also used all butter instead of shortening & butter with good results)
- 1⁄2 cup shortening
- 1 cup brown sugar, packed or 2 tablespoons molasses
- 1 cup white sugar (or Splenda or 1/2 cup Splenda for Baking)
- 2 large eggs
- 1 teaspoon vanilla
- 1⁄2 cup butter
- 2 cups flour
- 1 cup flaked coconut
- 1 teaspoon baking powder
- 1 teaspoon baking soda
- 2 cups rolled oats
- 1 cup raisins (optional) or 1 cup chocolate chips (optional)
- Preheat oven to 350°.
- In mixing bowl cream shortening,butter,and sugars.
- Add eggs and vanilla until blended.
- Set aside.
- In separate bowl, combine dry ingredients.
- Withholding coconut until all other ingredients are blended.
- Add coconut.
- Combine wet and dry ingredients until moist.
- Drop on greased cookie sheet about 1-2 inches apart.
- Bake for 10 minutes or until golden brown.
- Remove from oven immedietly- if overcooked cookies get HARD.
I made this using 1/2 cup peanut butter instead of the shortening, increasing the butter to 2/3 cup, and adding 1/2 cup chopped nuts with the chocolate chips. Awesome!
At 10 minutes in my oven these were lightly golden and a soft cookie after cooled. I baked the rest of them until they were completly golden brown (maybe 13-15 minutes) and the result was good crunchy cookie with a great toasted flavor. I have a newborn and 2-1/2 year old so I took most of the dough, shaped into a couple logs, wrapped in plastic wrap and refrigerated until I could get to them. They sliced and baked up nice. I will make these again.
These are delicious! I had some coconut to use up, and I came across this recipe in my to-make recipes. I should've known it was a Barb Gertz recipe. :) I made these exactly as stated, using the brown sugar, and 1/4 c. splenda for part of the white sugar. I also added 1 cup of mini baking M&Ms to them, which added some cute colors, and oh my gosh, more sweetness! I think next time I make these, I'll reduce the white sugar by 1/2 cup. The baking time was perfect for me at 10 minutes on the top third of my conventional oven. I used a cookie scoop and didn't flatten them before baking, and in the oven they flattened (but not too-crisp-flat - just normal cookie-flat). I think these would also be great by adding dried cranberries or dried cherries instead of chocolate. Thanks so much for posting another keeper!