Recipe for Jungle Jims


    Jungle Jims

    1 cup shortening
    3/4 cup granulated sugar
    3/4 cup packed brown sugar
    2 eggs
    3 cups flour
    1 teaspoon baking powder
    1 teaspoon salt
    1 cup firmly packed coconut
    1 (6 ounce) jar maraschino cherries, chopped, with juice
    2 teaspoons vanilla extract
    1 cup chopped pecans
    1/2 (15 ounce) box raisins
    1 (12 ounce) bag chocolate chips

    Cream together shortening, sugar and brown sugar; add eggs, beat well. Sift together flour, baking powder and salt; add to egg mixture. Mix well.

    Add coconut, cherries, vanilla extract, pecans, raisins and chocolate chips. Mixture will be very difficult to mix. Drop well-rounded teaspoonfuls onto well-greased cookie sheets. Bake 12 minutes in preheated 350 degree F oven. Cool a few minutes on sheet before removing.