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       Title: Coconut Oatmeal Cookies
  Categories: Cookies
       Yield: 66 servings
  
       2 c  Sifted all-purpose flour
       1 c  Granulated sugar; plus more
            -to top
            Cookies
       1 ts Baking powder
       1 ts Baking soda
     1/2 ts Salt
       1 c  Packed brown sugar
       1 c  Shortening
       2    Eggs
     1/2 ts Vanilla
   1 1/2 c  Quick-cooking oats
       1 c  Chopped walnuts
       1 c  Flaked coconut
  
   Recipe by: St. Louis Post-Dispatch 12/2/96 Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
   
   Sift together flour, 1 cup granulated sugar, baking powder, baking soda and
   salt in a large bowl. Set aside. Combine brown sugar, shortening, eggs and
   vanilla; beat well with an electric mixer. Stir into flour mixture. Stir in
   oats, walnuts and coconut. Dough will be slightly dry.
   
   Roll dough into small balls; dip tops in granulated sugar. Place on
   ungreased cookie sheet. Bake for 12 to 14 minutes. Let cookies remain on
   cookie sheet 1 to 2 minutes before removing to wire rack.
   
   Yield: About 5 1/2 dozen cookies.
   
   Tester’s note: Crisp, old-fashioned cookies with a crackled sugar top.
   
   Amy Paschedag, Retired teacher, Edwardsville.
  
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