Real Dad's Cookies

by Shirley Shorter, Cookie Club Member

Recipe Courtesy of

Category: Desserts, Cookies

Prep Time: 15 Minutes

Level: Easy to Bake

Yield: 3 Dozen Cookies


1 c. margarine

3/4 c. white sugar

1/2 c. brown sugar

1 egg, well beaten

2 T. molasses

1 tsp. vanilla

1 1/2 c. flour

1 1/2 c. old-fashioned oats

1 tsp. baking powder

1 tsp. baking soda

1 1/2 tsp. cinnamon

1 tsp. allspice

1 tsp. nutmeg

1 c. medium unsweetened coconut


Cream margarine, sugars, molasses, vanilla and egg together. Add flour, baking powder, baking soda, spices, oats and coconut. Mix well. Form into balls and place 2 inches apart on greased cookie sheet. Do not flatten. Bake at 325 until golden brown, 10 - 15 minutes. Do not overbake.