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Jungle Jims



  • 1 cup shortening
  • 3/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 3/4 cup packed brown sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 3 cups flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup firmly packed coconut
  • 1 (6 ounce) jar maraschino cherries, chopped, with juice
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1 cup chopped pecans
  • 1/2 (15 ounce) box raisins
  • 1 (12 ounce) bag chocolate chips


  1. Cream together shortening, sugar and brown sugar; add eggs, beat well.
  2. Sift together flour, baking powder and salt; add to egg mixture. Mix well.
  3. Add coconut, cherries, vanilla extract, pecans, raisins and chocolate chips. Mixture will be very difficult to mix.
  4. Drop well-rounded teaspoonsful onto well-greased cookie sheets.
  5. Bake for 12 minutes in preheated 350 degree F oven.
  6. Cool a few minutes on sheet before removing.


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