makes about 60 cookies

This recipe comes from my dear friend Claire, handed down from her mom, Fran, who got it from a church cookbook in the 50’s or 60’s. They have stood the test of time in their family, and now will in ours. These are crispy,crunchy, cookies- begging to be dipped.

1/2 cup butter

1/2 cup solid shortening

1 cup brown sugar

1 cup sugar

2 eggs

1  1/2 cups flour

1 t soda

1 t salt

3 cups quick oatmeal

12 oz. chocolate chips

1/2 cup coconut

Preheat oven to 325.

Cream sugars and butter/shortening thoroughly.  Add eggs and mix well. Add flour, salt, and soda. Combine. Last, add oatmeal,coconut and chocolate chips.

Drop from teaspoon- 2 inches apart on to a non-greased cookie sheet. Bake for about 20 minutes, until lightly browned.