01 March 2012

Betcha Can't Eat Just One ...

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.

Whip together:

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
 Fold In:
 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.


  1. Oh how delicious!!! I'll bet your home smelled wonderful on this cold snowy winter's day!

  2. Mmmmm, love dates and pecans. No wonder SB loves these particular oatmeal cookie, the ingredients sound yummy. I love your plate and linen with the red stripe.

  3. I just finished taking some cowboy cookies out of the oven which are made with oatmeal too. I love that you added dates to yours. I so love dates and they're so good in cookies. Milk please!

  4. Right you are Susan - NO WAY could I stop at one! Your blog looks ahmazing and so do your pics. :)))

    1. Thanks, Devaki! I was going through a bit of a blogging funk back at the turn of the year ... thought a new blog 'face' would be inspiring. I've been trying a bit harder with the photos too. Thanks for the nod!

  5. why would you even want to eat just one... that's crazy talk lady!

  6. I bet I can't eat one - these look too moist and flavoursome! I feel like a parrot but I don't want no cracker ;)
    Great post :D

    Choc Chip Uru
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  7. oh I know I wouldn't be able to only eat one. :)


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