Published Oct 14th
Prep - Cook - Additional - Ready In -
Servings 3 dozen Calories 361.9

This is one of the best cookies in the whole world!

Recipe Ingredients

  • 1 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1 cup shortening
  • 1 cup flaked coconut
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • 3 cups rolled oats
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 cup white sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup chopped walnuts

Cooking Directions

  1. 1 Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Grease cookie sheets.
  2. 2 Cream together shortening and sugars. Mix in flour, salt, soda, baking powder, and oatmeal. Stir in coconut, eggs, vanilla, and nuts. Drop by teaspoonfuls onto cookie sheets.
  3. 3 Bake for 15 minutes. Cool on wire racks.

Nutrition Facts

  • Calories 361.9
  • Carbohydrate 46 g
  • Cholesterol 20.7 mg
  • Fat 18.3 g
  • Fiber 2.6 g
  • Protein 5 g
  • Saturated Fat 4.7 g
  • Sodium 185.8 mg
  • Sugar 24.9 g


  1. The cookie itself deserves three stars - it's an average decent oatmeal cookie. However the listing of ingredients and the directions are so poorly written that the recipe's rating has to be docked for it. The listing of ingredients is out of order and the method incorrect. Novice or beginner bakers will not know that - Read more ...
  2. This is the best cookie recipe in the world. It can take lots of tinkering and still be great. It's fine without the coconut or walnuts. My husband loves it with raisins; my daughter loves it with chocolate chips. I substitute whole wheat flour for health.
  3. As a proud Iowa native this recipe certainly caught my eye! I took one of the suggestions and used 1/2 butter and 1/2 shortening and the cookies were amazing. Next up: I think I'll use them for ice cream sandwiches.
  4. I made a recipe very similar to this one and it turned out very well. Instead of shortening I used butter and I switched the vanilla and walnuts for almond extract and finely chopped almonds. Like someone else mentioned I added the eggs before the dry ingredients and the nuts/oats/coconut after the dry ingredients (folded - Read more ...
  5. These cookies may look plain (no chips or chunks) but they are delicious! The coconut and walnut work well together and the oatmeal makes them chewy and yummy. (I only baked mine until they were just turning golden not the full time.) A new favorite! Thanks for the recipe.
  6. This was an okay cookie but I agree with the others that it might be a better cookie with butter rather than shortening.
  7. Truely wonderful cookies! Everyone loves them...even my picky children. I used whole wheat flower instead of white...that way I can pack as much nutrition in as possible. Thanks!
  8. Fantastic recipe. My tip would be to use butter instead of shortening (makes all the difference). Also I found that when I baked the cookies a couple minutes longer than required to get them to golden brown-ness I found they were a little too hard albeit looking perfect. So if you're looking for a chewy - Read more ...
  9. When I first read the directions I was leary about stirring in the eggs after the dry ingreds. were added. I have never seen a recipe like this. Well I was astounded at how bad these cookies were. I wasted alot of nuts raisens and oats. My whole family was displeased it all went in - Read more ...

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