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Oatmeal Fruit Cookies

Rated as 4.5 out of 5 Stars

"I've been using this recipe for more than 25 years, so I don't have to tell you how much my family likes it! Whole wheat flour and oats make these crisp yet chewy cookies a hearty around-the-clock snack."
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30 m servings
Original recipe yields 21 servings


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  1. In a mixing bowl, cream butter and sugars. Add eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition. Beat in vanilla. Combine oats, flour, baking, soda, salt and cinnamon; gradually add to the creamed mixture. Stir in raisins, walnuts, coconut and dates. Roll into 1-1/2-in. balls. Place 2 in. apart on ungreased baking sheets. Bake at 325 degrees F for 14-16 minutes or until edges are firm. Remove to wire racks to cool.


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I'm sorry, but these were a bit more crispier than I expected. We like our less crispy, more chewy, and not as flattened as these baked up.

Mmm these were wonderful! Sadly I didn't have dates on hand so I had to leave them out. I will definitely add them next time but if you don't have them either don't let it stop you from making...

Darn you cookie recipe. You conquered my otherwise impenetrable wall of willpower. Ate 3 cookies in a row - something I never do. These cookies are fantastic. One slight change - decrease the wh...

These tasted great, but they didn't hold together too well and they certainly weren't a "fluffy" cookie. Next time I think I will grind up the oats in a food processor to make it more of a flour...

Using coconut oil instead of butter and, adding two tablespoons of milk to the sugar/fat/egg mixture PLUS allowing them to cool on the sheet, produced the BEST cookies I've ever baked. And, frie...