Grandma's Soft Sugar Cookies

Photo: Oxmoor House

These cookies will bring back sweet memories of Grandma's kitchen.

Yield: Makes 6 dozen.


  • 1 1/2 cups sugar
  • 1 1/2 cups butter or margarine
  • 1 cup flaked coconut
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 egg
  • 3 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt


  1. Mix sugar, butter, coconut, vanilla, and egg together. Stir in remaining ingredients. Shape dough by rounded teaspoonfuls into balls. Place on ungreased baking sheet 3 inches apart. Flatten cookies to 2 inches in diameter with a glass dipped in sugar. Bake at 350° until cookies are set (about 7 to 9 minutes). Cookies will be pale in color. Cool slightly. Remove from baking sheet and store tightly covered.
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