I got this recipe a long time ago from a friend at a former job. I have since taken it in to meetings at work several times, with different variations on the fruit filling (I've even split the coffee cake by using two different flavors, such as apple on one side & cherry on the other). No matter what, this coffee cake ALWAYS disappears!
Got this recipe off the internet after doing a Google search, and found that someone had originally bought them at Sam's Club and asked for the recipe ... just like I did! I imagine you can play with the ingredients some, and I plan to try cutting the fat (2 sticks of butter for 30 cookies??! YIKES!), but am posting the recipe exactly as I found it on the net.
This is my own adaptation of a recipe I found on the back of the oat bran box. These are also good with cinnamon sugar sprinkled on top before baking, and are especially yummy warmed up in the microwave about 10-15 seconds , with a little margarine!
A famous restaurant here in Peoria serves a submarine-style sandwich on this bread, called a "Gondola" (sliced salami, ham, American cheese, lettuce & tomato). This bread is on the sweet side, and is also good served on the side with any Italian dish, from spagetti to lasagna & everything in between.