The kids will enjoy helping with this recipe! This recipe yields a lot of cookies, so freeze the excess in freezer bags for later! Note: You will need a very large bowl (or dish pan) for mixing.

Recipe Summary

prep:
15 mins
cook:
1 hr 30 mins
total:
1 hr 45 mins
Servings:
60
Yield:
12 dozen
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Ingredients

60
Original recipe yields 60 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Preheat oven to 325 degrees F (165 degrees C). Lightly grease a cookie sheet.

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  • Cream white sugar, brown sugar, eggs, vegetable oil and vanilla together in a large bowl or dishpan. In a separate bowl combine flour, baking soda and salt. Stir the flour mixture into the creamed sugar; mix until well combined.

  • Stir corn flakes, oats, coconut, pecans, dates and raisins into the dough. You will most likely need to use your hands to mix everything thoroughly. Shape the dough into 1 1/2 to 2 inch balls and press them down lightly onto a greased cookie sheet.

  • Bake in a preheated 325 degrees F (165 degrees C) oven for 10 to 14 minutes or until golden.

Nutrition Facts

206 calories; protein 2.1g 4% DV; carbohydrates 27.3g 9% DV; fat 10.4g 16% DV; cholesterol 14.1mg 5% DV; sodium 140.3mg 6% DV. Full Nutrition
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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
10/18/2005
Oh my gosh I think I died and went to heaven!absolutely scrumptious! I didn't have dates or raisins on hand so substituted 2c. rainbow mini chips and walnuts for the pecans but this is now my all time favorite recipe.love the fact it uses oil instead of butter or marg. makes it really easy to cream. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 1 stars
12/13/2006
I made these and the ingredients list does not call for butter. Also the instructions do not say when to put the white sugear in. Cookies were not good. Read More
(5)
26 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 20
  • 4 star values: 4
  • 3 star values: 0
  • 2 star values: 1
  • 1 star values: 1
Rating: 5 stars
10/18/2005
Oh my gosh I think I died and went to heaven!absolutely scrumptious! I didn't have dates or raisins on hand so substituted 2c. rainbow mini chips and walnuts for the pecans but this is now my all time favorite recipe.love the fact it uses oil instead of butter or marg. makes it really easy to cream. Read More
(25)
Rating: 5 stars
02/24/2003
These are the best cookies I have ever tasted. I love it because it yields so much. It makes it so nice to be able to freeze the dough and bake whenever you run out of cookies. The only problem is the cookies don't last long around my house. They are so easy to make. Read More
(12)
Rating: 4 stars
03/04/2008
I had my kids help and they had fun with this. Because my kids aren't too fond of pecans coconut and dates I used my food processor to blend these ingredients up fine so they just didn't see them as well. (What they can't see they can't complain about right?) Anyway they went over really well with them. I dinged this recipe only 1 star because it had a slight oil-y taste but it didn't detract from the cookies much. (Perhaps I should have used vegetable oil instead of canola...) It makes about a double batch of cookies so you can easily halve it and freeeze part. Thanks for a great recipe as printed. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
07/24/2006
I don't think I've made cookies with oil before and I'm impressed with the ease of preparation and lightness of the cookie. The flavor was a tiny bit bland; however I didn't use the dates or raisins and maybe the taste would have been improved by those additions. I will try it again with part whole wheat flour or more brown less white sugar or maybe a touch of spice. I do love the appearance and the crispy outside chewy center. I baked at 350 for about 10 minutes. Thank you Meredith. Read More
(7)
Rating: 5 stars
09/26/2008
Great recipie. A new favorite! I used whole wheat flour instead of white to get a nuttier flavor and I reduced the oil to 1& 1/2 cups so the cookies are nolonger crumbly. This is a fun recipie. Read More
(6)
Rating: 5 stars
11/06/2006
wow these were really good! I only made half a batch and got about 45 cookies out of it! The kids really had fun making these cookies with me. I didn't change a thing and I was surprised how many people liked them because usually my family always has something to complain about! Especially if it doesn't have chocolate in it! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
11/30/2006
These cookies are one of the best I have ever made. My family does not care for dates so instead I used chopped dried cranberries and they are excellent. Read More
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Rating: 1 stars
12/13/2006
I made these and the ingredients list does not call for butter. Also the instructions do not say when to put the white sugear in. Cookies were not good. Read More
(5)
Rating: 5 stars
11/16/2007
I made these for the office and found that they were some of the best cookies most of my co-workers had ever eaten. I got raves for them and at least a dozen people asked for the recipe. I have been told I must make them again. A couple notes when you make them. First they are very crumbly and dry when you put them on the baking sheet. Don't worry they rise a little and get chewy and are not dry. Don't worry about the lack of butter but use a good quality of oil. Also I tried the time at 10-14 minutes but had to cook 17-18 to get them to brown. Read More
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