Friday, November 26, 2010

Oatmeal Fruit Cookies

Oatmeal Fruit Cookies
Makes about 3 dozen

1 cup (2 sticks) butter
1 cup firmly packed brown sugar
1/2 cup honey
2 eggs
1 teaspoon vanilla
1 cup all purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
4 cups rolled oats
1 cup raisins
1 cup dates, pitted and chopped
1 cup chopped pecans
1 cup shredded coconut

Preheat oven to 325 degrees F.  Cream butter with brown sugar and honey in a large mixing bowl until light and fluffy.  Beat in eggs and vanilla.  Sift flour, soda and salt into egg mixture and stir well.  Add remaining ingredients and blend thoroughly. 

Drop walnut-size balls onto baking sheet and bake for approximately 12 minutes.  Cool on rack and store in airtight container.  If not using within a few days, freeze to keep them fresh.

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