My mother made these every Christmas and now so do I. When we were small my sister and I called them bird nests.
Servings: 5 dozenPrep Time: 15 minutes Cook Time: 12 minutes
3 cups flour
1 tsp. salt
2 tsp. baking soda
1 cup butter
1/2 cup shortening
1 1/2 cups brown sugar
2 tsp. vanilla
3 cups oatmeal
Apricot-pineapple or raspberry jam
Combine and set aside: flour, salt, baking soda
Cream: butter, shortening and brown sugar
Add: eggs and vanilla
Stir in flour mixture and oatmeal.
Using one tablespoon of dough, form a balls and roll in coconut. Place on baking sheet and make an indent in center. Fill indent with apricot-pineapple or raspberry jam.
Bake 10 – 12 minutes at 375 degrees.
Tags: Christmas Cookie
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