In the bowl of your mixer cream together Crisco, brown sugar, and milk until the mixture is light and fluffy.
Add in the vanilla, coconut extract and egg and mix until combined.
In a separate bowl whisk together the flour, salt and baking soda. Slowly add the dry ingredients to the wet ones and keep mixing until combined. The dough will seem a little more wet than usual, but it's ok.
Stir in the coconut M&M's and scoop by large tablespoons onto a baking sheet. Flatten out the cookies slightly with the back of a spoon.
Bake for 9-11 minutes, remove from oven and let sit on baking sheet for 2-3 minutes before removing to a wire rack to cool completely.