Grandma Thompson's Washboard Cookies

Grandma Thompson's Washboard Cookies Recipe

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Carla Skiles


These cookies were a staple in my childhood. My grandmother was the best cook I have ever known. It was always a great treat to go to her house after school to find these delicious cookies! Enjoy!


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  • 1 c
  • 2
  • 1/4 c
    hot water
  • 1 tsp
  • 1/4 tsp
  • 2 c
    brown sugar
  • 1 tsp
    baking soda
  • 1 c
  • 2 1/2 c
  • 1 1/2 tsp
    baking powder

How to Make Grandma Thompson's Washboard Cookies


  1. Cream shortening and sugar well.
  2. Blend in beaten eggs.
  3. Add soda with hot water and blend into creamed mixture.
  4. Add coconut and flour; sift dry ingredients together and add to the egg mixture.
  5. Roll dough into balls and flatten to 1/4 inch thick and mark with a fork.
  6. Bake at 400 degrees for 10 minutes.

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About Grandma Thompson's Washboard Cookies

Course/Dish: Cookies
Main Ingredient: Flour
Regional Style: American
Other Tag: Quick & Easy

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