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Coconut and Date Oatmeal Cookies

on February 19, 2016

I was visiting my sister in Virginia in January, when the blizzard hit that gave us 30 inches of snow. What to do when battling a bout of “cabin fever”? Pull out all of your sisters cookbooks to read! That’s what I did and we found a tiny little cookbook that was made by some women who were originally from grandma’s church, but they had moved to town and joined churches in town. From what we gathered by reading the book, they would still get together once in a while and decided to put out this tiny little cookbook packed with great recipes! It’s still a kind of a church cookbook and this one delivers. It only has sweets in it – 37 of them! There were recipes in there from two of Grandma’s sisters. It was so much fun to find it!!

cover

It’s the cutest little cookbook – 4 1/2 inches by 4 1/2 inches – with a wallpaper cover!

inside cover

This is the first page inside the front cover. The recipe I’m sharing from it today is from another of Grandma’s sisters, and it’s in this cute little cookbook. Coconut and Date Oatmeal Cookies is a delicious cookie recipe that you’re going to want to have in your file.

Coco ut and Date Oatmeal Cookies

This one is so good!

Here is the recipe as I made it:

Coconut and Date Oatmeal Cookies

Cream together:

1 cup white sugar

1 cup brown sugar

1 cup shortening (I used butter)

Add:

2 eggs

Mix in:

1 cup dates, finely chopped

1/2 cup coconut

Combine and add to first mixture:

2 cups quick oatmeal

2 cups flour

1 teaspoon baking soda

1/2 teaspoon salt

Roll in balls and roll in sugar.

Press down with a fork.

Bake in moderate hot oven (I baked mine at 350 degrees for 15-17 minutes).

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As usual, I used my trusty scoop to make the balls for the cookies. It says “large recipe” on the recipe, but I got 4 dozen. I probably made them much bigger than they should have been.

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Wow – the smell of these baking is unbelievable.

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These cookies have coconut and dates and they’re rolled in sugar – they’re “plenty sweet”- perfect with your afternoon coffee or tea.

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These cookies are delicious, and like my daughter said, “tastes like Svea – and there are only a handful of people who know what that means”! That means they taste like Grandma, and that means they taste really good, and that means they taste like love!

 

 

 

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16 responses to “Coconut and Date Oatmeal Cookies

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