Pride of Iowa Cookies


Pride of Iowa Cookies

Submitted by Shirley McClain


  • 2 eggs
  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • 1 cup white sugar
  • 1 cup shortening
  • 1 cup coconut
  • 1 tsp. vanilla
  • 2 cups flour
  • 1/2 tsp. salt
  • 1 tsp. baking soda
  • 1 tsp. baking powder
  • 3 cups quick rolled oats
  • 1 cup chopped nuts


  • Beat eggs in mixing bowl. Add sugars and soft shortening. Mix well. Add coconut and vanilla. Sift and measure flour. Add in salt, baking soda, and baking powder. Add to first mixture. Add oats and nuts. Mix well. Roll in small balls the size of a walnut. Press down on greased cookie sheet and bake at 375 degrees for 9 minutes until nicely brown. Contributor’s note: This was from my mother and we lived on a farm in Farmington, Iowa. We made these cookies after we did all the chores and supper was over in the 1950s.