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Chewy Coconut Cookies

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“I love coconut, and these cookies are the perfect way to satisfy my craving! This recipe makes six dozen chewy treats that are perfect with a nice cup of hot tea or coffee. These are the perfect treat for unexpected guests, OAMC, bake sales, or give some away as a sure-fire Pick-Me-Up to a friend who needs to smile. Dough must chill for at least 2 hours before baking, which has not been included in prep time.”
6 dozen

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. In large mixing bowl, cream butter, shortening, and sugar until fluffy, about 2 minutes.
  2. Add eggs one at a time, mixing well.
  3. Gradually add water and vanilla.
  4. Sift together dry ingredients (flour, baking soda, baking powder, salt), and add to batter.
  5. Fold in coconut, then cover and refrigerate dough for at least 3 hours; this is a very sticky dough.
  6. Shape dough into 1 inch balls and place 2 inches apart on baking sheet that has been lined with parchment paper (or greased).
  7. Flatten dough using a fork, the back of a metal spoon, or your fingertips--this dough is very sticky--dip the fork, spoon, or fingertips in a bit of flour before you flatten each cookie.
  8. Bake at 400 degrees for 8-10 minutes, or until lightly browned.
  9. Cool for 2 minutes before removing to wire rack.
  10. Store in airtight container at room temperature, or freeze for future enjoyment!

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