Recipe By Donna Newland
Published Jun 19th
Prep 45m Cook 10m Additional - Ready In 55m
Servings 5 dozen Calories 111.7

Good Cookies!! You’ll be giving out this recipe forever!!! Be sure to leave the cookies on the cookie sheet for at least one minute after removing them from the oven. This allows them to “flatten” and firm up, also make sure you use rolled oats, not instant! Please don’t let all the ingredients scare you away from this recipe.

Recipe Ingredients

  • 1 cup butter, softened
  • 1 cup white sugar
  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 ½ teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1 ½ cups rolled oats
  • 1 cup wheat germ
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup flaked coconut
  • 2 cups chopped pecans
  • 1 cup chopped pitted dates

Cooking Directions

  1. 1 Preheat the oven to 325 degrees F (165 degrees C).
  2. 2 In a large bowl, cream together the butter, white sugar and brown sugar until smooth. Beat in the eggs, one at a time then stir in the vanilla. In a separate bowl, combine the oats, wheat germ, flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt. Stir the dry ingredients into the creamed mixture. Finally, mix in the coconut, pecans and dates. Drop by rounded spoonfuls onto ungreased cookie sheets.
  3. 3 Bake for 8 to 10 minutes in the preheated oven. Allow cookies to cool on baking sheet for a couple minutes before removing to a wire rack to cool completely.

Nutrition Facts

  • Calories 111.7
  • Carbohydrate 12.7 g
  • Cholesterol 14.3 mg
  • Fat 6.5 g
  • Fiber 1.2 g
  • Protein 1.6 g
  • Saturated Fat 2.6 g
  • Sodium 94.5 mg
  • Sugar 7.9 g


  1. so delicious! My whole family ate these up. I used about a third less sugar and used mostly whole wheat flour. i did not have coconut pecans or dates so I just used mini choc chips! i will be making these again and again for sure!
  2. Excellent cookie. After reading the reviews I didn't add any white sugar at all. Turned out just right for us. I didn't have alot left in my cupboard so I used raisins in place of coconut and almonds in place of peacans. Would make again.
  3. these are very good. crisp and chewy. between the total 4 cups of coconut pecans dates I Substituted 1c. coconut 1.5cups pecans 3/4cup raisins and 3/4 cup chocolate chips. I also added 1/2 teaspn of cinnamon and 1/8 teaspoon of nutmeg. THEY ARE KILLER! soooooooo good.
  4. I scaled the recipe in half (and swapped chocolate chips for dates) and the first batch turned out terrible - I thought the dough looked too "creamy" but thought I'd try it anyway; they flattened out into a chewy-fall-apart pancake. Tasted good but didn't look good at all. I added probably a 1/4 to 1/2 - Read more ...
  5. My husband eats nothing with nuts or coconut in it - for 10 years I have not been able to trick him into trying them! He saw me put the nuts in these but not the coconut but they must have looked so good he was willing to try. He can't stop eating them now - Read more ...
  6. Yummy!! I left the dates out but otherwise made it as called for. If you're not a sugar freak they might be a bit too sweet so you probably could leave out 1/4-1/2 cup sugar and they'd taste fine. I used a medium scoop to make my cookies and they turned out to be a - Read more ...
  7. Great recipe! I made some changes but they are also delicious as-is. I reduced white sugar to 1/2 cup and they were still quite sweet (you could probably eliminate the white sugar all together if you wanted). I used 1/2 whole wheat flour and half white. I omitted the dates and added butterscotch chips. VERY - Read more ...
  8. The wheat germ is subtle. I added chocolate chips. I made them twice within a couple of weeks to use up wheat germ that was about to expire. A nice chewy/crunchy oatmeal cookie with a twist.
  9. I would suggest trying these cookies they sound unusual but are very good. Firstly the 10 min time @ 325 takes too long so I upped temp to 375. If you use sweetened coconut flakes then use 1/4 cup less sugar overall. And half the dates and add 1/2 cup of semi sweet chocolate chips. - Read more ...
  10. Great cookies!

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