Coconut Gumdrop Cookies

Christmas Cookies

  • 1 cup shortening
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 cup firmly packed dark brown sugar
  • 2 eggs, well beaten
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup flaked coconut
  • 2 cups quick-cooking or regular oats, uncooked
  • 1 cup chopped pecans
  • 1 cup chopped gumdrops

Cream shortening in a large mixing bowl; gradually add sugar, beating well. Add eggs; beat well. Stir in vanilla.

Sift together flour, baking powder, soda, and salt; add to creamed mixture, mixing well. Stir in coconut, oats, pecans and gumdrops.

Shape dough into 1 inch balls; place 2 inches apart on greased cookie sheets. Gently flatten balls, using a fork dipped in flour. Bake at 375° for 10 minutes. Remove to wire racks to cool.

Yield: 5 dozen.


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