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October 7th, 2012, 10:48 AM
First Lady Wheaties Coconut Cookies

This is a recipe for Wheaties Coconut Cookies
by Lady Byrd Johnson, published in a newspaper
article in 1964.

Wheaties Coconut Cookies

1/2 cup shortening (like Crisco)
1/2 cup butter
1 cup brown sugar
1 cup white granulated sugar
2 eggs
2 cups of flaked coconut
2 to 2 1/2 cups all purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
pinch salt
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
2 cups Wheaties Cereal

Preheat oven to 400 degrees F.
Blend shortening, butter and sugars.
Add beaten eggs. Add coconut.
Sift together the flour, baking soda, baking powder and salt,
and add to mixture.
Blend in vanilla then stir in the Wheaties Cereal.
Roll into balls the size of a walnut.

Bake on a cookie sheet at 400 degrees F for 12 minutes.

Makes about 4 dozen.

Source: Gadsden AL Times newspaper, Apr 12, 1964.