Wednesday, February 23, 2011


Oatmeal Date Cookies
Farm Journal
Country Fair cookbook
Copyright 1984

1 cup shortening
1 cup light brown sugar
1 cup sugar
3 eggs
1 tsp vanilla
2 cups sifted flour
1 tsp baking powder
3/4 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp salt
2 cups quick cooking oats
1 1/2 cups cut up dates
1 cup flaked coconut
1/2 cup chopped nuts

Mix the shortening and sugar together. Add the eggs one at a time and mix well. Sift the flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt. Add to the creamed mixture and blend. Mix by hand and add the oats, nuts, dates and coconut. I used my medium size ice cream scoop and placed them about 2 inches apart on baking pan lined with parchment paper. Then using a glass dipped in granulated sugar press each cookie slightly to flatten. Bake at 375 degress for 8-10 minutes.

1 comment:

  1. Andi brought these awesome cookies to work today and shared them. They are so delicious! They are a hit with me! Thanks Andi!

    Sharon Dupras