Ingredients Jump to Instructions ↓

  1. 3/4 c Vegetable shortening

  2. 1 1/4 c Light brown sugar, packed

  3. 1 Egg

  4. 1/3 c Orange juice

  5. 1 1/2 ts Vanilla extract

  6. 3 c Rolled oats; quick-cooking

  7. 1 c All-purpose flour

  8. 1/2 ts Baking soda

  9. 1/2 ts Salt

  10. 1/4 ts Ground cinnamon

  11. 1 c Sweetened coconut flakes

  12. 1 c Chopped dates

  13. 1 c Chopped nuts; walnuts or -

Instructions Jump to Ingredients ↑

  1. -pecans Recipe by: Woman's Day, Holiday Baking 1994 Preheat oven to 375 degrees; grease cookie sheets. In a large bowl with an electric mixer on medium speed, beat the shortening, brown sugar, egg, orange juice and vanilla extract until well blended. In a medium bowl, combine the oats, flour, baking soda, salt and cinnamon. With the mixer on low speed, beat the flour mixture into the shortening mixture until just blended. Stir in the coconut, dates and nuts. Drop the dough by rounded tablespoonfuls 2 inches apart onto the prepared cookie sheets. Bake one cookie sheet at a time for 10 to 12 minutes, or until the cookies are lightly browned. Cool for 2 minutes on the cookies sheets. Remove to racks to cool completely. --


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