Coconut Pecan Cookies

I was assigned to bring a dessert to the family Christmas celebration. I knew that brownies, fudge and chocolate chip cookies so I decided to aim at a non-chocolate dessert (gasp! They do exist). This recipe was pretty tasty!

1/4 cup shortening
1/4 cup butter (can use margarine)
1/2 cup white sugar
1/4 cup brown sugar
1/8 teaspoon baking soda
1 egg
1 teaspoon vanilla
1 cup all-purpose flour
1 cup shredded coconut
1 cup chopped pecans

Cream butter and shortening together. Then add the sugars and baking soda. Blend until combined. (Scrap the sides of the bowl as needed) Then beat in the egg and vanilla. Then blend in the flour in stages until it is all mixed. Then mix in coconut and pecans by hand. Then place dough on cookies sheets by the teaspoon full about 2 inches apart. Bake at 375 degrees for 8-10 minutes or until the edges are golden brown. Let the cookies stay on the cookie sheet for a couple of minutes and then move them to cooling racks. Let them cool completely. I put them in an airtight container and they held up great!

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