Crunchy Cornflake Coconut Cookies
January 11, 2010 § Leave a comment
When I was in high school I worked at a dingy, hole-in-the-wall diner whose main clientele was over the age of 65. The sides that came with the meals could always be substituted for jello and you could order half of a sandwich for lunch.
Anyway, they made the most amazing cookies! My favorite were crunchy cornflake coconut.
- 1/2 cup shortening
- 1/2 cup white sugar
- 1/2 cup brown sugar (packed)
- 1 egg
- 1/2 teaspoon vanilla
- 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
- 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1 cup white flour
- 1 cup coconut
- 1 cup corn flakes
- 3/4 cup walnuts, chopped (optional)
- Preheat oven to 375°.
- Cream shortening and sugars.
- Add egg and vanilla and combine.
- In a separate bowl, sift together the dry ingredients.
- Add the dry to the creamed mixture and stir well.
- Add the coconut, cornflakes, walnuts and combine (hands help).
- Drop by teaspoon on cookie sheet.
- Press fairly flat with fork dipped often in cold water.
- Bake 7-8 minutes.
Side note: If you would like to search for an alternative recipe, make sure it includes flour. Many of them don’t and the cookies turn into a lumpy pile-o-crap.