Have made these for years for my family. They are definitely a family favorite, especially during the holidays!
Swedish Coconut Cookies
hint: Toast coconut ahead of time and cool down before folding into recipe.
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45 minutes including toasting and cool down of coconut
Preheat oven to 300° F.
Cream together butter, shortening and sugar until well incorporated; Add vanilla extract. Sift together, flour baking soda and baking powder and add to butter/sugar mixture a little at a time. Fold in Coconut. Do Not Overmix!
Drop by Tablespoonfuls onto parchment paper covered cookie sheets. Bake at 300° F. for 15-17 minutes or just until edges begin to brown. Allow to cool for 5 minutes before removing to cooling racks.
If you want a soft chewy cookie use the shortening. If you want a little more crispy but melt in your mouth cookie, use the vegetable oil. I have made them both ways and they are both good. Just make according to your preference.
*Note: This recipe makes a huge batch, especially if you are making smaller cookies. I make very large cookies and it is still a large batch. This recipe could easily be cut in half for a family. Is a good recipe for a crowd though.