Recipe by Kim A. Heaphy
This is a recipe that has always been a favourite of my father's. It is one of those simple recipes that isn't too sweet and goes amazing with tea or coffee. It is also a great seller at the fundraisers and one of those cookies that I too like to have around for company.
- 2⁄3 cup shortening (or butter, softened)
- 1 cup brown sugar
- 2 eggs, beaten
- 2 tablespoons milk
- 1 1⁄2 cups flour
- 1 teaspoon baking powder
- 1⁄4 teaspoon baking soda
- 1⁄2 teaspoon vanilla
- 1 cup dates, chopped (or raisins)
- 1⁄2 cup walnuts (or pecans)
- 1 cup rolled oats
Directions See How It's Made
- Sift dry ingredients.
- Mix eggs, vanilla and milk well.
- Cream shortening. Add sugar gradually. Once sugar is incorporated add 1/3 of the egg and milk then 1/3 of the dry ingredients alternately. Once all incorporated, fold in fruit and nuts and rolled oats.
- Drop dough by small spoonfuls on buttered cookie sheets (or cookie sheet lined with parchment) leaving a little space for the cookies to puff up.
- Bake at 375 degrees for about 10 minutes.