Coconut Icebox Cookies

Oxmoor House
about 5 dozen


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3 eggs, lightly beaten
1 cup sugar
1/2 cup firmly packed brown sugar
1 1/2 cups shortening, melted
4 cups grated coconut
5 1/2 cups sifted cake flour
1 tablespoon baking powder
1/4 teaspoon salt


Combine eggs, sugar, shortening, and coconut in a large mixing bowl; mix well.

Sift together flour, baking powder, and salt. Add to egg mixture, stirring well.

Press dough into a waxed paper-lined 8-inch square baking pan; cover and refrigerate overnight.

Turn dough out of pan, and remove waxed paper. Slice dough in half, forming two 8- x 4-inch rectangles. Cut each portion crosswise into 1/4-inch slices. Place on ungreased cookie sheets; bake at 400° for 10 minutes or until lightly browned. Remove from cookie sheets, and cool on wire racks.

Created date

February 2010