Pride Of Iowa Cookies

Pride Of Iowa Cookies


"This is one of the best cookies in the whole world!"


servings 362 cals
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Original recipe yields 18 servings



  • Calories:
  • 362 kcal
  • 18%
  • Fat:
  • 18.3 g
  • 28%
  • Carbs:
  • 46g
  • 15%
  • Protein:
  • 5 g
  • 10%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 21 mg
  • 7%
  • Sodium:
  • 186 mg
  • 7%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Grease cookie sheets.
  2. Cream together shortening and sugars. Mix in flour, salt, soda, baking powder, and oatmeal. Stir in coconut, eggs, vanilla, and nuts. Drop by teaspoonfuls onto cookie sheets.
  3. Bake for 15 minutes. Cool on wire racks.
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  1. 19 Ratings


I made a recipe very similar to this one, and it turned out very well. Instead of shortening I used butter, and I switched the vanilla and walnuts for almond extract and finely chopped almonds. ...

The cookie itself deserves three stars - it's an average, decent oatmeal cookie. However, the listing of ingredients and the directions are so poorly written that the recipe's rating has to be d...

When I first read the directions I was leary about stirring in the eggs after the dry ingreds. were added. I have never seen a recipe like this. Well I was astounded at how bad these cookies wer...

As a proud Iowa native, this recipe certainly caught my eye! I took one of the suggestions and used 1/2 butter and 1/2 shortening and the cookies were amazing. Next up: I think I'll use them for...

This was an okay cookie, but I agree with the others that it might be a better cookie with butter rather than shortening.

These cookies may look plain (no chips or chunks) but they are delicious! The coconut and walnut work well together, and the oatmeal makes them chewy and yummy. (I only baked mine until they w...

Truely wonderful cookies! Everyone loves them...even my picky children. I used whole wheat flower instead of white...that way I can pack as much nutrition in as possible. Thanks!

Fantastic recipe. My tip would be to use butter instead of shortening (makes all the difference). Also, I found that when I baked the cookies a couple minutes longer than required to get them ...

This is the best cookie recipe in the world. It can take lots of tinkering and still be great. It's fine without the coconut or walnuts. My husband loves it with raisins; my daughter loves it...