Coconut / Oatmeal Lace Cookies

Total Time
Prep 20 mins
Cook 15 mins

Simple to make and really good! This wafer thin cookie is both crispy and a bit chewy, with just a hint of orange rind flavor. They disappear very quickly I might add, leaving you craving more! Unknown where it originally came from.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Mix flour and salt together in a mixing bowl and set aside.
  2. In mixer bowl blend thoroughly together shortening, eggs, sugar, vanilla and orange rind.
  3. Add to the flour and salt mixture and blend well.
  4. Fold in oats and coconut.
  5. Drop teaspoonful size amounts onto very lightly greased cookie sheets, allowing 2 inches between each cookie.
  6. Flatten thin with a knife which has been dipped in ice water.
  7. Bake in a preheated 375 degree Fahrenheit oven for 10 to 15 minutes or until brown around the edges.
  8. Remove quickly from cookie sheet and cool on paper towels.
  9. Note: Cookies will crisp up when completly cooled.
  10. Do not store in tightly sealed container.
  11. Enjoy!


Most Helpful

Excellant! My family loved these cookies. According to them The orange zest made this totaly different from what I use to make. A must make again for them.

BLUE ROSE May 21, 2006

This is a lovely little cookie. I didn't have any oranges to zest, so used grapefruit zest as a sub. I was initially a little concerned by no leavening, but everything turned out just fine. My cookies turned out best at 12 minutes cooking time.

mollypaul April 25, 2005

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