1/2 cup margarine
3 ounces cream cheese, softened
1/2 cup Butter Flavor Crisco Shortening
1 cup granulated sugar
1 1/4 cups brown sugar, packed
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 tablespoon ground cinnamon
2 1/4 cups all-pupose flour
1 teaspoon baking powder
1 teaspoon baking soda
3 cups oats (regular or instant)
Zest from one large naval orange
1 cup flaked coconut
1/2 cup chopped nuts
Preheat the oven to 375°F (190°C). Lightly grease cookie sheet(s).
Cream together, margarine, softened cream cheese, shortening, both sugars, eggs, and the vanilla.
Blend in flour, baking powder, and baking soda. Stir in oats, zest of orange, coconut, and nuts. (Mixture will be slightly stiff.)
Shape into 1-inch balls. Place on prepared cookie sheets; flatten slightly with a spoon. Bake 12 to 15 minutes. Let cool on cookie sheet for 2 to 3 minutes, then transfer cookies to wire rack to cool completely.
Drop by rounded teaspoons onto cookie sheets.
Makes about 5 to 6 dozen cookies.
Source: John Grunden
Submitted By: John Grunden
Date: April 14, 2004