Total Time
Prep 10 mins
Cook 15 mins

These taste like the inside of a Mounds bar! If you like, drizzle or dunk them in melted chocolate for a Mounds wannabe! The amount made is a guesstimation, as I don't remember exactly how many cookies this makes.


  1. Cream shortening with vanilla.
  2. Add sugar gradually, beating til fluffy.
  3. Add egg and beat well.
  4. Thoroughly blend in 1 3/4 cups coconut.
  5. Combine flour, salt, and baking soda.
  6. Add 1/2 of this mixture to the creamed mixture; mix well.
  7. Add remainder of mixture; stir til it holds together.
  8. Shape into 1" balls.
  9. Roll in remaining coconut.
  10. Place 3/4" apart on lighly greased cookie sheet.
  11. Bake at 325 for 15-20 minutes.
  12. Let cool on cookie sheet, then remove.
Most Helpful

Wonderful cookies! YUM! These were a huge hit with my family. Thanks!

dana01 March 10, 2010

I was expecting a mounds which to me is much more like a macaroon but that isn't what I got. Not that these are bad cookies just not what I was looking for. I found the dough to be crumbly and a little hard to roll into balls and the extra coconut didn't stick to the balls so I found that to be more trouble than it was worth.

invictus December 13, 2009

These are great cookies! Slightly crispy on the outside , chewy on the inside. I'm sorry I made only half a batch (not enough coconut for a full batch)They mix up in no time and are very easy to make. They are addictive little buggers! Thanks for posting this U.C.!! *ETA Made again decorating with a skiff of melted semi sweet chocolate ... YUM!

Marlene. November 10, 2007