Good Cookies!! You'll be giving out this recipe forever!!! Be sure to leave the cookies on the cookie sheet for at least one minute after removing them from the oven. This allows them to "flatten" and firm up, also make sure you use rolled oats, not instant! Please don't let all the ingredients scare you away from this recipe.

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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 the oven to 325 degrees F (165 degrees C).

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  • In a large bowl, cream together the butter, white sugar and brown sugar until smooth. Beat in the eggs, one at a time then stir in the vanilla. In a separate bowl, combine the oats, wheat germ, flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt. Stir the dry ingredients into the creamed mixture. Finally, mix in the coconut, pecans and dates. Drop by rounded spoonfuls onto ungreased cookie sheets.

  • Bake for 8 to 10 minutes in the preheated oven. Allow cookies to cool on baking sheet for a couple minutes before removing to a wire rack to cool completely.

Nutrition Facts

111.7 calories; protein 1.6g 3% DV; carbohydrates 12.7g 4% DV; fat 6.5g 10% DV; cholesterol 14.3mg 5% DV; sodium 94.5mg 4% DV. Full Nutrition

Reviews (33)

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
06/04/2007
Great recipe! I made some changes but they are also delicious as-is. I reduced white sugar to 1/2 cup and they were still quite sweet (you could probably eliminate the white sugar all together if you wanted). I used 1/2 whole wheat flour and half white. I omitted the dates and added butterscotch chips. VERY TASTY!! Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
07/15/2009
I scaled the recipe in half (and swapped chocolate chips for dates) and the first batch turned out terrible - I thought the dough looked too "creamy" but thought I'd try it anyway; they flattened out into a chewy-fall-apart pancake. Tasted good but didn't look good at all. I added probably a 1/4 to 1/2 cup more flour to the dough I had left and the next batch turned out beautiful and delicious. Wish I would have followed my instincts with the first batch! After I adjusted it they were great! Read More
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  • 1 star values: 1
Rating: 5 stars
06/03/2007
Great recipe! I made some changes but they are also delicious as-is. I reduced white sugar to 1/2 cup and they were still quite sweet (you could probably eliminate the white sugar all together if you wanted). I used 1/2 whole wheat flour and half white. I omitted the dates and added butterscotch chips. VERY TASTY!! Read More
(25)
Rating: 5 stars
07/18/2004
I would suggest trying these cookies they sound unusual but are very good. Firstly the 10 min time @ 325 takes too long so I upped temp to 375. If you use sweetened coconut flakes then use 1/4 cup less sugar overall. And half the dates and add 1/2 cup of semi sweet chocolate chips. Its a good cookie it takes a long time to cook 60 cookies but its well worth it! Read More
(14)
Rating: 4 stars
04/30/2010
Excellent cookie. After reading the reviews I didn't add any white sugar at all. Turned out just right for us. I didn't have alot left in my cupboard so I used raisins in place of coconut and almonds in place of peacans. Would make again. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
09/03/2004
The wheat germ is subtle. I added chocolate chips. I made them twice within a couple of weeks to use up wheat germ that was about to expire. A nice chewy/crunchy oatmeal cookie with a twist. Read More
(11)
Rating: 5 stars
09/01/2008
My husband eats nothing with nuts or coconut in it - for 10 years I have not been able to trick him into trying them! He saw me put the nuts in these but not the coconut but they must have looked so good he was willing to try. He can't stop eating them now even though I confessed to the coconut. Truly magical cookie! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
02/26/2010
these are very good. crisp and chewy. between the total 4 cups of coconut pecans dates I Substituted 1c. coconut 1.5cups pecans 3/4cup raisins and 3/4 cup chocolate chips. I also added 1/2 teaspn of cinnamon and 1/8 teaspoon of nutmeg. THEY ARE KILLER! soooooooo good. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
11/15/2003
Great cookies! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
05/15/2008
Yummy!! I left the dates out but otherwise made it as called for. If you're not a sugar freak they might be a bit too sweet so you probably could leave out 1/4-1/2 cup sugar and they'd taste fine. I used a medium scoop to make my cookies and they turned out to be a nice size but a little thin in the middle after they were finished. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/05/2011
so delicious! My whole family ate these up. I used about a third less sugar and used mostly whole wheat flour. i did not have coconut pecans or dates so I just used mini choc chips! i will be making these again and again for sure! Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
07/15/2009
I scaled the recipe in half (and swapped chocolate chips for dates) and the first batch turned out terrible - I thought the dough looked too "creamy" but thought I'd try it anyway; they flattened out into a chewy-fall-apart pancake. Tasted good but didn't look good at all. I added probably a 1/4 to 1/2 cup more flour to the dough I had left and the next batch turned out beautiful and delicious. Wish I would have followed my instincts with the first batch! After I adjusted it they were great! Read More