This recipe is from Shirley McNevich's Mom's Best Recipes Vol 1. Published here with her permission.
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(by Aunt Hazel [Haupt] Herman)
2 cups dark brown Domino's sugar
1 cup Crisco OR Parkay margarine
1/4 cup warm water
1 tsp. vanilla
4 cups sifted flour
1 1/2 tsp. baking powder
1/2 tsp. baking soda
1/4 tsp. salt
1 cup Baker's angelflake coconut
In a mixer, combine brown sugar and Crisco (OR Parkay). Add the warm water, vanilla, baking powder, baking soda, salt and blend well. Add flour a little at a time--if it gets too stiff for the mixer continue mixing by hand with a spoon. Add the coconut and stir. Take out teaspoonsful and roll each into a walnut-sized ball. Place balls on a greased cookie sheet. Dip a fork in flour and flatten each ball into an oblong shape. Bake at 400 degrees for 8-10 minutes.