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tropical oatmeal cookies

Recipe by
Sena Wilson
Lake Jackson, TX

Everyone seems to love oatmeal cookies. We are fond of them so I decided to add some new flavors for a variety of tastes in the cookie. We really enjoyed them.

yield 4 Dozen
prep time 25 Min
cook time 10 Min
method Bake

Ingredients For tropical oatmeal cookies

  • 1 c
    butter, softened
  • 1 c
    brown sugar, firmly packed
  • 1/2 c
    granulated sugar
  • 2
  • 1 tsp
    pure vanilla extract
  • 1 1/2 c
    all purpose flour
  • 1/2 c
    pecans, chopped
  • 1 tsp
  • 1/2 tsp
  • 1 tsp
    baking soda
  • 1 tsp
    baking powder
  • 3 c
    quaker oats
  • 1/2 c
    chopped dates
  • 1/2 c
  • 1/2 c
    dried cranberries
  • glaze (optional)

How To Make tropical oatmeal cookies

  • 1
    Heat oven to 350 degrees. Beat together butter and sugars until creamy. Add eggs and vanilla; beat well. Combine flour, baking soda, cinnamon, baking powder, and salt; add to egg mixture and mix well. Stir in oats, dates, coconut, pecans, and dried cranberries. Mix well with spoon.
  • 2
    Drop by rounded tablespoonfuls onto ungreased cookie sheet. Bake 10 to 12 minutes, or until golden brown. Cool 1 minutes on cookie sheet; remove to wire rack. Yield: Approximately 4 dozen.
  • 3
    Glaze: Mix together 1 1/2 cups powdered sugar, 1 to 2 tablespoons of milk (add more if needed for drizzling consistency), 1/2 tsp. of vanilla. Drizzle on top of cookies.