Coconut Orange Slice Cookies

I clipped this recipe from a magazine several years ago. It is a change from the usual drop cookie. You can freeze the baked cookies or freeze the dough. I scooped the dough onto a sheet of wax paper on a half sheet pan and froze them solid. Then I rolled up the wax paper, cookies and all and put them in a gallon freezer bag after noting baking instructions on the bag. I can remove as many as I want and bake them without thawing first – you may need to add a minute or two to the baking time. Guests made them disappear quickly both times I served them for coffee time recently.  I put them from the freezer into my toaster oven; by the time the coffee was made they were ready. 
Coconut Orange Slice Cookies
1/2 Cup Shortening -- 3 1/2 ounces
1/2 Cup Brown Sugar -- 4 ounces
1/2 Cup White Sugar -- 3 1/2 ounces
1 Large Egg
1 Cup Flour, All-purpose -- 4 1/2 ounces
1/2 Teaspoon Salt
1/2 Teaspoon Baking Soda
1/2 Teaspoon Baking Powder
12 Each Orange Slice Gumdrop Candies, cut up
1 Cup Oats -- 3 ounces
1 Cup Cornflakes -- 1 ounce
1/2 Cup Coconut -- grated, 1 1/2 ounces
Cream sugars with shortening, egg and salt. Add dry ingredients, and beat well. Mix in coconut and oats. Stir in gumdrops and cornflakes by hand.
Drop by heaping teaspoonful (#60 scoop) onto lightly greased sheets 3" apart. Bake at 350° for 12-15 minutes.
Yield: "3 Dozen"
Cost 2010: $2.17 per recipe or 7¢ per cookie
Per Serving : 90 Calories; 4g Fat (34.9% calories from fat); 1g Protein; 14g Carbohydrate; trace Dietary Fiber; 6mg Cholesterol; 69mg Sodium. Exchanges: 1/2 Grain(Starch); 0 Lean Meat; 0 Fruit; 1/2 Fat; 1/2 Other Carbohydrates.

1 comment:

  1. This is a great recipe! Thanks for posting it.

    Anyone who hasn't tried it yet... do your self a favor and mix up a batch. You won't be disappointed.


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