1 cup shortening, 1 cup sugar, 1 cup packed brown sugar, 2 eggs, 1 t. vanilla extract, 2 cups flour, 1 t. baking soda, 1/2 t. baking powder, 1/2 t. salt, 2 cups quick cooking oats, 1 cups crisp rice cereal, 1 cup flaked coconut.
In a large mixing bowl, cream shortening and sugars until light and fluffy. Beat in the eggs and vanilla. Combine the flour, baking soda, baking powder and salt; gradually add to creamed mixture and mix well. Stir in the oats, cereal and coconut.
Drop dough by rounded Tablespoonfuls 2" apart onto ungreased baking sheets. Bake at 350 degrees for 7 - 9 minutes or until golden brown. Remove to wire racks. Yield 7 1/2 dozen cookies
Note: 1 cookie = 63 calories (not so bad!)