Sift 3 cups flour with 1 teaspoon baking powder. Mix in 2 cups light brown sugar (it doesn’t have to be packed, for Pete’s sake). Work in a cup of cold butter, then stir in 2 well-beaten eggs, 1 teaspoon vanilla, and 1 teaspoon almond extract. Add 2 cups grated coconut, mix well, and drop by spoonfuls onto a lightly oiled sheet pan. Bake at 350 until lightly browned.