Preheat oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C). Sift together flour, salt, baking soda and baking powder and set aside. Cream together shortening, brown sugar and white sugar until light and fluffy. Beat in eggs, vanilla and coconut. Add sifted ingredients and mix well. Stir in oatmeal, chocolate chips and nuts. Mix thoroughly. Drop by teaspoonful onto ungreased baking sheets. Bake for 8--12 minutes until golden brown.
Makes 6 dozen