Margene's Oatmeal Coconut Crispies

Margene's Oatmeal Coconut Crispies

Makes about 7 doz cookies

1 cup shortening (part butter or margarine)
1 cup granulated sugar
1 cup brown sugar (packed)
2 eggs
1 tsp. vanilla
2.5 cups flour
1 tsp. soda
1 tsp salt
1 cup rolled oats
1 cup flaked (shredded) coconut

Mix shortening, sugars, eggs, and vanilla until fluffy.
Measure flour by dipping method or by sifting (not packed).
Blend flour, soda, and salt thoroughly: stir into shortening mixture.
Blend in rolled oats and coconut. (Dough will be soft)
Shape in 2 rolls, each about 2" in diameter.
Wrap in waxed paper; refrigerate overnight (or at least 4 hours)

Heat oven to 350 degrees.
Cut rolls of dough into 1/4" slices.
Place on lightly greased baking sheet.
Bake 6-8 min, or until lightly browned.

Note: If you use self-rising flour, omit soda and salt.

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