Total Time
Prep 15 mins
Cook 15 mins

This is a family recipe and a favorite of everyone who tastes them.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Heat oven to 350.
  2. Cream sugar, shortning, butter and sugar.
  3. Add flour, baking soda and baking powder.
  4. Mix well.
  5. Add vanilla and coconut.
  6. Drop on cookie sheet.
  7. Flatten with sugared cup bottom.
  8. Bake 10-15 minutes.
Most Helpful

This recipe does not call for eggs, so if you add eggs you will not have the same outcome that you would have if you follow the directions, which do not call for ANY eggs. My family has been making these cookies for generations and the recipe holds up just fine, without the eggs.

Miss Erin C. February 19, 2003

I am going to make these - I have never made a cookie without eggs. Also I would appreciate a picture of them. I will submit my results - I have been looking for a coconut meltaway and this looks like it might fit the bill. All the butter and shortening! Wow

kathynelson January 15, 2009

these cookies are delicious!!!

kerynlee December 20, 2008