Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
Cream together the shortening and sugars until light and fluffy.
Add in vanilla, salt and eggs.
Combine flour, baking soda and baking powder and add to sugar mixture.
Mix until combined and stir in oats, cereal, coconut and nuts. Combine well.
Form dough into golf ball size balls and place on baking sheet
Bake for 10 minutes.
Cookies will be still be soft in the middle. Allow to cool on a rack.