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Chocolate Chip Cookies
Submitted by: Karen Talley


  Prep Time: approx. 15 Minutes

"You can't beat this traditional cookie."
  • 1/2 cup butter - softened
  • 1/2 cup shortening
  • 1 cup packed light brown sugar
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 2 eggs - beaten
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 2 cups flour
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 2 cups quick cook oats
  • 2 cups shredded coconut
  • 1 cup chopped pecans
  • 2 12oz bags chocolate chips

With electric mixer, cream butter, shortening, sugar and brown sugar, until fluffy and smooth. Add eggs and vanilla, beat well. Sift flour, baking soda and salt, add to batter and mix well. Stir in oats, coconut, nuts and chips.


Drop rounded tablespoons onto UNgreased cookie sheet, allowing space for cookies to spread. Bake at 350F 12-15 minutes or until lite brown around the edges and stiff soft in the middle. Do not overbake. Cool on rack.

Makes 4 Dozen