Frito Macaroons
  • 2 Tablespoons shortening
  • ½ cup sugar
  • ⅔ cup coconut
  • ½ teaspoon baking powser
  • ¼ teaspoon salt (or less)
  • ¾ cup rolled or quick oats
  • 2 cups Fritos, crushed slightly
  • 2 eggs
  1. Beat eggs well and mix with oatmeal. Let stand while creaming the sugar and shortening. Combine the two mixtures and add coconut, Fritos, baking powder and salt. Drop by spoonfuls (about a tablespoon or one standard cookie scoop), and pat together into a disk on baking sheet. Bake in a moderate oven (350 degrees) for 15 minutes.
Recipe by The Mid-Century Menu at