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Thursday, June 9, 2016

Family Recipe Friday: Orange Coconut Cookies

This recipe from my Grandmother's recipe book is dated 8/12/51, and came from "Delma."

Orange Coconut Cookies

1/2 cup vegetable shortening
1 Tablespoon grated orange peel
1/2 teaspoon lemon extract
1/2 cup granulated sugar
2 Tablespoons brown sugar
1 egg
1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
1 cup coconut

Sift dry ingredients together.  In a seperate bowl, cream the shortening, orange peel, lemon extract and sugar.  Add egg and beat well.  Add the sifted dry ingredients and mix well; stir in coconut.  Shape mixture into rolls 1 1/2 inches in diameter, wrap in wax paper and chill.

Slice cookies 1/4 inch thick and bake on ungreased cookie sheet at 400 degrees for 8 - 10 minutes.

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