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Orange Coconut Cookies

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Orange Coconut Cookies Made with Butter

Diana Rattray
Fresh orange juice and shredded coconut flavor these easy drop cookies. Use part orange juice concentrate mixed with water if you don't have fresh oranges. I used butter in the recipe pictured. If you use shortening the cookies won't spread as much. 

Prep Time: 6 minutes

Cook Time: 10 minutes

Total Time: 16 minutes

Ingredients:

  • 2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour, about 12 ounces
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 3/4 cup shortening or butter
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 2 eggs, beaten
  • 3/4 cup (6 ounces) strained fresh orange juice, or use 1/2 cup orange juice concentrate with 1/4 cup water
  • 1 tablespoon fresh grated orange zest (if using fresh oranges)
  • 1 cup flaked coconut

Preparation:

Combine flour, soda, and salt; set aside. In another bowl, cream butter until light and lemon-colored; gradually add sugar, beating well after each addition. Slowly add beaten eggs to creamed mixture. Alternately add dry ingredients and juice to creamed mixture, beating until smooth after each addition. Fold in the coconut.

Drop by teaspoon onto ungreased cookie sheets. Bake at 400° for 10 to 12 minutes.

Makes about 4 dozen cookies.

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 5 out of 5
yummy, Member tan14sep

this recipe was beautiful. i squeezed fresh orange juice & everything else as per recipe. Will definately make again!

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