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Soft and Chewy Oatmeal Cookies


1/2 cup white Crisco shortening

1/2 cup butter, softened

1 cup brown sugar

1 cup white sugar

2 eggs

1/2 tsp. baking powder

1 tsp. salt

2 tsp. baking soda

4 tsp vanilla

2 1/4 cups flour

2 cups oatmeal, ground up

1 cup coconut, ground up

1/2 cup walnuts, chopped


Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

Cream together shortening, butter,

brown sugar, and white sugar.

Add eggs and vanilla and mix well.

Add salt, baking soda, and baking powder.


Add flour and mix well.

Gently add ground up oatmeal, coconut, and walnuts.

When combined scoop out dough and roll into balls.

Place on parchment lined cookie sheet

 and freeze for 10 minutes.

Remove from freezer and place on cookie sheet

 lined with parchment.

 Gently press with fork to flatten slightly.

Sprinkle with a small amount of sugar.

Bake for 10-12 minutes.

Immediately after you pull them from the oven

 sprinkle with a little more sugar

 AND sea salt if you dare.

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