Total Time
Prep 10 mins
Cook 12 mins

These cookies have been a favorite of my husband's since he was little. I have to agree with him they are quite yummy. I hope you enjoy them. One thing, watch closely so they don't over-cook.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Pre-heat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Combine the dry ingredients, then mix in shortening and egg.
  3. Once combined shape in to small balls, place on an ungreased cookie sheet and flatten with a fork.
  4. Bake for 10-15 minutes.
  5. Watch carefully so not to over-cook.


Most Helpful

Wow!I totally messsed up and forgot to melt the shortening but added a little warm water to the mix. These are the best Oatmeal Coconut Cookies I have ever had. Add some Chocolate chips and it's simular to "Dad's Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies" New family favorite. Thanks for the post!

nice&spicy October 24, 2011

Very good taste! I have been looking for a match to the oatmeal coconut cookie that was my fav as a kid. This is as close as I have been able to make. I had started mixing before I realized I only had 1/4 cup of coconut so I just increased the oatmeal and they still turned out well. I will be sure to stock up on coconut and try this recipe again soon. Thanks!

Cary #2 November 09, 2005

Quick and easy!! Already a favorite in my home.

Beth Gray December 07, 2003

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