|Nutritional Guidelines (per serving)|
|Servings: 4 dozen cookies (24 servings)|
|Amount per serving|
|% Daily Value*|
|Total Fat 10g||13%|
|Saturated Fat 4g||18%|
|Total Carbohydrate 19g||7%|
|Dietary Fiber 1g||5%|
|*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.|
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. You can use butter or shortening in the recipe but if you use shortening the cookies won't spread as much.
- 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
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 the 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.