Thursday, July 30, 2009

ORANGE COCONUT COOKIES

1 cup shortening
2 tbsp grated orange rind
1 1/4 cups sugar
2 eggs
3/4 cup shredded coconut
1 cup quick oats
2 cups sifted cake flour
2 1/4 tsp baking powder
1/4 tsp salt
3/4 tsp cinnamon
1/4 cup milk

Cream shortening and orange rind; add sugar gradually and cream thoroughly. Add eggs, 1 at a time; beat well. Blend in coconut and oats. Sift the flour, baking powder, salt and cinnamon together. Add alternately with milk to creamed mixture. Drop from teaspoon about 2 inches apart on greased baking sheet. Bake in a preheated 400 degree oven for 10 to 12 minutes. Cool slightly; remove from pan.

Yield: 4 dozen cookies

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