Almost every family has a favorite cookie recipe that they bake often. Because these recipes are made over and over, they become a “fall-back” when time is short. While often not fancy or innovative, these time-honored cookies spell comfort for family members. Connie Boulton’s family and friends always loved her Coconut Chocolate Chippers, and requested them frequently. Usually there were a dozen or so in the cookie jar, but, of course, they had to be replenished often. Connie’s Coconut Chocolate Chippers have a chewy texture, and are especially good warm from the oven. They store for a week or so in an airtight container, or can be frozen for months.
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About 5 dozen cookies
1 cup shortening
1 cup sugar
1/2 cup brown sugar
2 teaspoons vanilla
2 cups flour
1 1/2 teaspoons salt
1 teaspoon baking soda
2 cups semisweet chocolate chips
2 cups coconut
- Preheat oven to 350°.
- Cream the shortening and sugars; add the eggs and vanilla and beat until light and fluffy.
- Add the dry ingredients and mix well.
- Stir in the chocolate chips and coconut.
- Scoop or drop by tablespoonfuls onto parchment-lined or well-greased baking sheets and bake for 10-12 minutes.
- Remove to cooling racks.
- Store in an airtight container.
Amount Per Serving
Calories 113 Calories from Fat 61
Percent Total Calories From: Fat 54% Protein 3% Carb. 42%
Nutrient Amount per Serving
Total Fat 7 g
Saturated Fat 2 g
Cholesterol 7 mg
Sodium 81 mg
Total Carbohydrate 12 g
Dietary Fiber 0 g
Sugars 3 g
Protein 1 g
Vitamin A 0% Vitamin C 0% Calcium 0% Iron 2%