Monday, December 20, 2010

Ambrosia Cookies

I tried a new recipe this year and it's wonderful!!  Chock full of mouth watering yumminess!!  DH was hovering over the cooling racks. 

Don't let the ingredient list scare you.  These take only minutes to stir up and bake once you gather the goodies and they are sooooo worth it.


Ambrosia Cookies

1 c. butter, softened
1 c. granulated sugar
1 c. firmly packed dark brown sugar
2 large eggs
2 c. flour
2 t. baking powder
1/2 t. baking soda
1/2 t. salt
1 1/2 c. old fashioned oats, uncooked
1 c. chopped dates
1 c. golden raisins
1 c. flaked coconut
1 c. chopped pecans
1 t. grated orange rind
1 t. grated lemon rind
1 t. vanilla extract
1/2 t. almond extract
1/2 t. orange extract
candied cherries, halved (I didn't have enough so I quartered them)

Beat buter and sugars until light fluffy.  Add eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition.

Combine flour and next 4 ingredients, stir well.  Add the flour and all remaining ingredients except cherries.  Stir well.

Drop by rounded teaspoonfuls 2 inches apart onto cookie sheets.  Lightly press cherry half (or quarter!) into each cookie.

Bake at 350 degrees for 12-15 minutes.  Cool slightly on baking sheets, remove to wire rack to cool completely.  Cookies will firm as they cool.

Makes about 8 dozen.


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Kimberly Jones said...

Yum! I'll be making these very soon! Thanks for sharing the recipe!

Kelly said...

Sounds yummy! I love a cookie chocked full of goodies! If I don't get a chance to visit again before Christmas...a very Merry Christmas to you and your family!

Sue from Oregon said...

I have to tell you...those candied cherries were proably made the company I work for! These sound yummy!

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