One of the things that Silent Bob loves the most are oatmeal cookies warm from the oven with a cold glass of milk ... these cookies are the best oatmeal cookies that you will ever have. Guaranteed.
They're fast and easy. They mix up in one bowl with no fuss and they're dropped helter skelter onto the cookies sheets and popped in the oven one batch - two batch - three batch. You get just about three dozen cookies ... enough for a party or for stocking the cookie jar.
Enjoy these high fiber treats!
Oatmeal Cookies with Dates, Pecans, and Coconut - printer friendly
Oatmeal Cookies with Dates, Pecans, and Coconut
Preheat oven to 365 °F and grease cookie sheets lightly.
2 large eggs
1 c. sugar
1 c. vegetable shortening
2 tbsp. molasses
2 tsp. vanilla
Add and mix well:
1 ¾ c. old-fashioned oats
¼ c. unsweetened ground coconut, medium grind
1 tsp. baking soda, moistened with water to make a thick paste
Whisk together in a measuring cup and then add to wet mix:
2 c. unbleached all purpose flour
½ tsp. salt
1 tsp. cinnamon
½ tsp. ginger
½ tsp. nutmeg
½ tsp. cloves
½ c. chopped dates
½ c. chopped pecans, toasted
Drop by generous teaspoonsful onto greased sheets and bake for 8 - 9 minutes. These cookies are meant to be chewy and gooey, so don't over bake them.