Chocolate Chip Cookies

3/4 pound butter or margarine
3/4 cup shortening or corn oil
1 1/2 cup brown sugar, packed
2 cups sugar
2 eggs
1 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
3/4 teaspoon baking powder
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
4 cups flour
7 ounces flaked coconut
1 package (12 ounce size) semisweet chocolate chips
6 ounces pecans, broken (optional)

Combine as listed and shape into 2″ balls 2″ apart on ungreased cookie sheets.

Bake at 375 degrees F for 15 minutes.

Transfer at once from baking sheets to paper towels to cool.

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