These delicious cookies are made with chopped dates, cherries, coconut and oatmeal. Makes 4 dozen

1/2 cup Butter or margarine, softened 125 mL
1/2 cup Shortening, softened 125 mL
1/2 cup Brown sugar 125 mL
1/2 cup White sugar 125 mL
1 tsp Vanilla 5 mL
1 Large Egg, beaten 1
2 cups Rolled oats 500 mL
1 cup All-purpose flour 250 mL
1/2 tsp Baking soda 2 mL
1/2 tsp Salt 2 mL
1 cup Flaked coconut 250 mL
1/2 cup Dates, cut up 125 mL
1/2 cup Cherries, cut up 125 mL

Preheat oven to 350°F [180°C]

Mix butter, shortening, brown sugar, white sugar, vanilla and egg together. Beat well. Add remaining ingredients and stir. Drop on greased cookie sheets and bake for 12 to 15 minutes.

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