Variations: Try 1/4 c oil and 1/4 cup peanut butter. If coconut oil is rock hard, microwave it in a small bowl for 5 to 10 seconds or just until it begins to soften. Drop by heaping teaspoonful onto greased baking sheet. Add your room temperature coconut oil to a large mixing bowl. Lots of benefits and purposes. Bake at 350° for 10-12 minutes. Mix together; oil, water, vanilla, and sugar. If coconut oil is runny or melted, place it in the freezer momentarily until it firms up. Try chocolate chips instead of raisins. The coconut oil should be solid, but not hard. Coconut oil is an excellent thing to keep in your house, so many different ways to use it from your skin to cooking. Remove carefully to cooling rack. Add dry ingredients and mix well. Cookies will hold together better as they cool. HOW TO MAKE COCONUT OIL SHORTBREAD COOKIES. Note - Coconut oil should be the consistency of soft butter like you'd use to cream with sugar and eggs in traditional cookies. To make these delicious shortbread cookies.