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Virgie’s Coconut Cookies Recipe

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This recipe for Virgie’s Coconut Cookies, by , is from The Whitmer Family Cookbook Project, one of the cookbooks created at FamilyCookbookProject.com. We help families or individuals create heirloom cookbook treasures.

Darla Whitmer - Boise, ID
Added: Friday, March 13, 2009


1 cup brown sugar
1 cup white sugar
1 cup margarine (or butter)
2 eggs
1 tsp. vanilla
1 cup shredded coconut
2 cups oatmeal
2 cups flour
1 tsp. soda
1 tsp. salt
1 tsp. baking powder

Cream together first 5 ingredients. Stir in coconut; stir in oatmeal. Sift together remaining 4 ingredients and add to creamed mixture. Drop by rounded teaspoons onto greased cookie sheets. Bake 15 minutes at 350 degrees.




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