Coconut Oatmeal Cookies

1 cup shortening
1 1/2 cups brown sugar
1 egg
1 teaspoon vanilla
1 1/4 cups flour
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
1/8 teaspoon salt
1 cup shredded coconut (I used medium)
1 1/4 cups oats


Cream shortening with sugar, add egg and vanilla and mix until fluffy.

Add flour, baking powder, salt, coconut and oats, mix well.

I use an ice-cream scoop to place cookie dough onto an ungreased cookie sheet (or you can drop by a spoon). Do not flatten balls as they'll flatten as they bake.

Bake in a preheated 375 degree oven for 7-9 minutes or until golden brown.

When cool, store in a sealed container or cookie jar.


NOTE: I like to add 1 cup of mini chocolate chips into the batter when I add the dry ingredients.

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