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Coconut-Oatmeal Cookies

Coconut-Oatmeal Cookies image
Delia Smith Hunter
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1/2 c. vegetable shortening
1/2 tap. salt
3 T. butter
1/2 tsp. soda
1 1/4 c. brown sugar
1/2 tsp. baking powder
1 egg
1 c. oatmeal
1 c. flour, sifted
1/2 c. shredded coconut

Mix thoroughly shortening, sugar and egg. Sift together flour, soda, salt and baking powder. Stir into shortening mixture. Then add oatmeal and coconut. Shape into balls the size of small walnuts. Press down with cloth-covered glass dipped in flour. Grease cookie sheet with butter. Bake in 400 degree oven until golden brown, about 5 minutes. Makes 4 dozen cookies.