Ambrosia Cookies

Oxmoor House
about 5 dozen

Ingredients

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1 cup butter or margarine, softened
1 cup sugar
1 cup firmly packed brown sugar
2 eggs
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
2 cups all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 1/2 cups quick-cooking oats, uncooked
1 teaspoon grated orange rind
1 teaspoon grated lemon rind
1 cup chopped dates
1 cup golden raisins
1 cup flaked coconut
1 cup chopped pecans

Preparation

Cream butter in a large mixing bowl; gradually add sugar, beating well. Add eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition. Stir in vanilla.

Combine flour, baking powder, soda, and salt in a medium mixing bowl; add to creamed mixture, stirring well. Stir in remaining ingredients.

Drop by teaspoonfuls 2 inches apart onto lightly greased cookie sheets. Bake at 375° for 8 to 10 minutes. Remove from cookie sheets; cool on wire racks.

Note: Store cookies in airtight containers for several days to improve flavor.

Created date

February 2010