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Icebox Cookies


1/2 cup solid vegetable shortening
1/2 cup margarine
1 cup sugar
1 cup brown sugar
2 large eggs
1 teaspoon vanilla
1-1/2 cup all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon salt
3 cups quick-cooking oats
1/2 cup chopped nuts
1/2 cup flaked coconut

In a large mixing bowl, beat shortening, margarine, and sugars until light and fluffy. Beat in eggs and vanilla. In another bowl, stir together flour, baking soda, and salt. Gradually stir flour mixture into shortening mixture. Stir in oatmeal, nuts and coconut. Divide dough in half. Shape in rolls, wrap in wax paper and chill overnight. Preheat oven to 375 F. Slice 1/4 inch thick and place on ungreased baking sheets. Bake for 8 to 10 minutes or until golden. Allow to cool for 1 minute on baking sheet then remove to wire rack to cool completely. Store in an airtight container at room temperature for up to 3 weeks.

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Reviews of Icebox Cookies:

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  crystal in ohio  Jul 13, 2007
Would make this again.
i really liked this cookie it reminded me of being a kid again and my moms friend used to make them they turned out nice and i used eggs i recommend thats how u make them. 4 stars

  Dale in Michigan  Dec 18, 2003
Would make this again.
I was thankful for the reviews, because I was thinking... where are the eggs?... I added 2 eggs to the batter, chilled it a few hours, and baked and they came out wonderfully. 5 stars

  A cookie baker in A cookie baker in the NW  Dec 12, 2003
Would make this again.
Unfortunately, I did not read the reviews before attempting to make this recipe. Yes, it needs eggs! I was barely able to form it into logs. The next day when I was ready to bake them, my friend noticed that there were no eggs in the recipe. I took my dry, crumbly "logs", added 3 eggs to it, and baked it as drop cookies. They turned out moist and tasty. I would consider trying this recipe again, with the eggs (probably 2 eggs is sufficient). 3 stars

  Susan in Wisconsin  Feb 2, 2003
Would make this again.
Please change this recipe to include the eggs. The cookie is very good when the eggs are added. It is a disaster without something to bind it. Thanks, Susan 3 stars

  A cookie baker in the south  Dec 17, 2002
Would make this again.
I added 2 eggs to this recipe because, without them, there was nothing to hold the dough together. After mixing all the ingredients (including EGGS), I rolled the dough into 3 logs between wax paper and put them in the freezor. That was 4 days ago. I pulled them out last night, cut and baked them, and they were FANTASTIC! Just make sure you add the eggs. 8-) 4 stars

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