Monday, November 12, 2007

Hang in There!

Hello all of you faithful Dinner's On Me readers. Sorry about my absence....I promise more posts are coming! Check back soon!

As a treat, and to give you hope that Dinner's On Me isn't's a picture of an old recipe that's a favorite of mine. It's really one of the best cookie recipes I own. I copied this from my friend in about the 4th or 5th grade. Notice my spelling of "sugar" and "flour" and how I dotted my I's.
Coconut Oatmeal Cookies

1 cup shortening
1 cup sugar
1 cup brown sugar
2 eggs
1 tsp coconut flavoring
1/2 tsp salt
1 tsp soda
1 tsp baking powder
2 cups flour (sifted, optional)
2 cups coconut
2 cups oats

In a large bowl, combine shortening, sugars, eggs and coconut flavoring. In a separate bowl, sift salt, soda, flour and baking powder together. Add to wet ingredients. Mix in coconut and oats, stir to combine. Bake on greased cookie sheet (or silpat) at 350 degrees for 11-12 minutes.