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Oatmeal Fruit Cookies

Jenny.Carolina's picture
  Butter 1 Cup (16 tbs)
  Firmly packed brown sugar 1 Cup (16 tbs)
  Sugar 1 Cup (16 tbs)
  Eggs 2
  Vanilla 1 Teaspoon
  All purpose flour 1 Cup (16 tbs)
  Baking soda 1 Teaspoon
  Salt 1⁄2 Teaspoon
  Rolled oats 4 Cup (64 tbs)
  Raisins 1 Cup (16 tbs), ground
  Pitted dates 1 Cup (16 tbs), ground
  Pecans 1 Cup (16 tbs), chopped
  Shredded coconut 1 Cup (16 tbs)

Preheat oven to 325°F.
Grease baking sheets and set aside.
Cream butter with sugars in large 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.
Roll mixture into 36 walnut-size balls.
Arrange on baking sheets.
Bake about 20 minutes.
Transfer cookies to rack and cool.

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Lacto Ovo Vegetarian

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Hayden's picture
As the recipe is written, these cookies sound VERY UNHEALTHY, and perhaps even deadly (meaning likely to increase one's risks of cardiovascular disease, metabolic syndrome/ type II diabetes and many forms of cancer). I find this especially sad (but, totally in keeping with the Standard American Diet-AKA SAD) because the rolled oats, raisins, dates, pecans & coconut in this recipe are all health-promoting. My bet is a much healthier, and almost as yummy, version of this people-killing recipe can be written. Does anyone else care?
Oatmeal Fruit Cookies Recipe