Combine sugar and shortening, beating until light and fluffy.
Add eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition.
Stir in vanilla.
Combine flour, soda, and salt; add to creamed mixture, beating well.
Stir in oats and coconut. Chill this dough ffor1 hour.
Shape dough into 1-inch balls.
Place 2 inches apart on ungreased cookie sheets. Bake at 325 degrees F - 140 C for 12 to 15 minutes.
Key Ingredients: Sugar, brown sugar, egg, all purpose flour, salt, coconut, vanilla essence, baking soda, oats