Chewy Oatmeal Cookies

These chewy mouthfuls are a treasure trove of goodies!  All the various flavors meld together beautifully — much more smoothly, too, than some of the various personalities of guests ‘melded’ at Pemberley during a house party in A Fitzwilliam Legacy !  😉

CHEWY OATMEAL COOKIES

1 cup brown sugar
1 cup (white) sugar
1 cup shortening
2 eggs
1 tsp vanilla
1/2 tsp salt
1 tsp baking soda
1 cup flour
4 cups rolled oats/oatmeal
1 cup shredded coconut
1 cup raisins, ground
1 cup dates, ground or finely chopped
1 cup chopped pecans (or walnuts)

Cream together the shortening and sugars until well blended.  Add eggs and vanilla and mix well.  In a separate bowl, stir together the salt, baking soda and flour.  Stir into the creamed mixture.  Stir in the remaining ingredients (oats, coconut, raisins, dates, pecans.)

Drop by teaspoonfuls on parchment-lined cookie sheets (or greased).  Bake 8-10 minutes at 350 degrees until set.

This recipe makes (depending on size) as many as 125 cookies.  But they’re so tasty, they’ll not hang around for long!

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