I make these every year and tuck them into Christmas baskets for friends and neighbors! Make sure you have a full day to bake as this makes loads of cookies!

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Ingredients

144
Original recipe yields 144 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • In a VERY LARGE BOWL, cream together the butter and sugar until smooth. Beat in the eggs one at a time then stir in the vanilla and milk. Add candied cherries and pineapple, raisins and nuts mixed with flour. Stir in oatmeal and coconut. Make balls the size of a large walnut and slightly flatten. Place on ungreased cookie sheets.

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  • Bake at 300 degrees F (150 degrees C) one pan at a time on middle rack of oven, for 10 to 12 minutes, or until bottoms are light brown. Cookies will look underdone.

  • Sprinkle with nutmeg and leave on cookie sheet for 10 minutes to finish cooking. Transfer to cooling rack. Have lots of containers ready!!

Nutrition Facts

122.8 calories; 1.5 g protein; 19.1 g carbohydrates; 9 mg cholesterol; 86.6 mg sodium. Full Nutrition

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Rating: 5 stars
11/01/2003
perfect with a glass of milk Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
12/17/2003
While these cookies tasted good I honestly don't think they were worth the effort. Also the consistancy just didn't seem right they were too gooey and I was unable to keep them from breaking because of doughiness. I raised cook temperature to 325 and cook time to 17-20 mins and this seemed to help. Sorry Esther!! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
11/01/2003
perfect with a glass of milk Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
12/17/2003
While these cookies tasted good I honestly don't think they were worth the effort. Also the consistancy just didn't seem right they were too gooey and I was unable to keep them from breaking because of doughiness. I raised cook temperature to 325 and cook time to 17-20 mins and this seemed to help. Sorry Esther!! Read More
(11)
Rating: 5 stars
11/01/2003
perfect with a glass of milk Read More
(7)
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