I made one of my mom's cookie recipes yesterday and "wow" are they really good. They might even be somewhat good for you in a high calorie kind of way.
Coconut Oatmeal Cookies
Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
1 C - Crisco Butter Flavored Shortening
1 1/2 C - Brown sugar
1 - Egg
1 1/2 C - Old fashioned oats
1 C - Shredded coconut
3/4 C - White flour
3/4 C - Wheat flour
1/4 tsp. - Soda
2 tsp. - Baking Powder
1/4 tsp. - Salt
1 T - Pumpkin pie spice
1 T - Vanilla
Cream shortening and sugar thoroughly. Add whole egg and vanilla; beat until mixed. Add oats and coconut; mix well.
Sift together flours, soda, salt and baking powder and add to mix.
At this point, you can add any or all of the following and mix well:
1 C - Pecan pieces (or other chopped nuts)
1/2 C - Dark chocolate chips
1 C - Craisins or Raisins
Make into 30 balls and put on un greased cookie sheets. Flatten to 1/2 inch with a fork or your fingers. They will retain the shape and size.
Bake for 13 minutes or until golden. Let cool on waxed paper.
Glaze: Mix 1 tsp. of vanilla, 1 T. of pumpkin pie spice and 1 C. of powdered sugar with enough water to make pourable. Drizzle this over the cooled cookies.
These big boys are chewy, filling and great with a big glass of milk or a bowl of vanilla ice cream.