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Ambrosia Cookies

Yield about 5 dozen

Ingredients

  • 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

How to Make It

  1. 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.

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

  3. 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.

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

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