Ingredients Jump to Instructions ↓

  1. 2 cups all-purpose flour

  2. 1/2 teaspoon baking soda

  3. 1 teaspoon salt

  4. 3/4 cup vegetable shortening

  5. 1 cup firmly packed brown sugar

  6. 1 large egg

  7. 2 tablespoons milk

  8. 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

  9. 1/2 cup sweetened flaked coconut

  10. 1/2 cup chopped pecans or walnuts

  11. 1/2 cup chopped maraschino cherries Powdered sugar for sprinkling

Instructions Jump to Ingredients ↑

  1. Preheat oven to 350 °F (175°C).

  2. In a medium bowl whisk together the flour, baking soda and salt; set aside.

  3. In a mixing bowl, using an electric mixer at medium speed, cream together the shortening and brown sugar until light and fluffy. Add egg, milk and vanilla; blend well. Stir in flour mixture until just blended. Fold in coconut, pecans and cherries.

  4. Drop by heaping teaspoonfuls about 2-inches apart onto lightly greased baking sheets.

  5. Bake for 10 to 12 minutes or until lightly browned.

  6. Transfer to wire racks and sprinkle with powdered sugar. Once cool, sprinkle again with powdered sugar, if desired.


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