Old-Time Coconut Washboards
These crispy coconut cookies are first shaped into logs and then pressed flat with a fork to give the appearance of old-time 'washboards'.
4 3/4 cups all-purpose flour
1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup butter or margarine
1/2 cup vegetable shortening
2 cups firmly packed light brown sugar
2 large eggs
1/4 cup buttermilk
1 cup sweetened flaked coconut
- In a medium bowl, whisk together the flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt; set aside.
- In a large mixing bowl, using an electric mixer at medium speed, cream together butter, shortening and brown sugar until light and fluffy; add eggs blend well. Stir in flour mixture alternately with the buttermilk until just mixed. Fold in coconut. Cover and chill for a minimum of 2 hours.
- Preheat oven to 375°F (190°C).
- Shape level tablespoons of dough into 2 1/2-inch logs. Place 2-inches apart onto ungreased baking sheets. Firmly press logs lengthwise with a fork dipped in flour to flatten.
- Bake for 8 to 10 minutes or until lightly browned. Transfer to wire racks to cool completely.
Makes 7 dozen cookies.