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Ingredients

  • 4 cups all-purpose flour, sifted before measuring
  • 1 1/4 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup shortening
  • 2 cups brown sugar, firmly packed
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 cup moist coconut

Instructions

  1. Sift flour with baking powder, baking soda, and salt. Cream shortening and brown sugar until light and fluffy. Add eggs and beat well. Add vanilla extract and coconut. Add sifted dry ingredients to creamed shortening mixture.
  2. Chill in refrigerator about 2 hours.
  3. Roll dough about 1/4 inch thick, and cut into shapes 1 1/2 x 2 1/2 inches. It might be helpful to make a cardboard pattern to cut around. Place on cookie sheet. Press lengthwise with tines of fork. If fork sticks to dough, dip fork in flour before pressing on cookie dough.
  4. Bake.
  5. Remove from pan immediately after baking.

Makes about 4 dozen.




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