Coconut Drop Cookies
Crispy on the outside, chewy coconut, crunchy nuts and bits of candied cherries on the inside. A treat for any occasion.
1/2 cup vegetable shortening
1 cup firmly packed brown sugar
1 large egg
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
2 cups all-purpose flour
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup sweetened shredded coconut
1/2 cup chopped nuts
1/2 cup chopped candied red cherries
- Preheat oven to 350°F (175°C). Grease a cookie sheet.
- Cream together shortening and brown sugar in a large bowl. Beat in egg and vanilla. Sift together flour, baking soda and salt.
- Gradually add flour mixture to creamed mixture; beat until blended. Stir in coconut, nuts, candied red cherries; mix well.
- Drop dough by rounded teaspoon onto greased cookie sheets. Bake for 15 minutes; cool on cookie sheet for 1 minute and transfer to wire rack.
Makes 4 dozen cookies.