Ambrosia Bites Recipe
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Ambrosia Bites Recipe

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These chewy oatmeal cookies are packed with the refreshing flavors of orange and lemon, plus dates, raisins and coconut. When our children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren ask me to make "Grandma's Cookies", these are the ones they're referring to.
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 30 min. Bake: 10 min./batch
MAKES:72 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 30 min. Bake: 10 min./batch
MAKES: 72 servings

Ingredients

  • 1 cup butter, softened
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 cup packed brown sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 tablespoon grated lemon peel
  • 1 tablespoon grated orange peel
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1-1/2 cups quick-cooking oats
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 cup chopped walnuts
  • 1 cup raisins
  • 1 cup chopped dates
  • 1 cup flaked coconut

Directions

  1. In a large bowl, cream butter and sugars until light and fluffy. Beat in the eggs, peels and vanilla. Combine the flour, oats, baking soda, salt and baking powder; gradually add to creamed mixture until well blended. Stir in remaining ingredients.
  2. Drop by heaping tablespoonfuls 3 in. apart onto ungreased baking sheets. Bake at 375° for 8-10 minutes or until golden brown. Remove to wire racks to cool. Yield: 6 dozen.
Originally published as Ambrosia Bites in Best of Country Cookies 1999, p43

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Reviewed Aug. 30, 2014

"Delicious! I have sometimes substituted lemon and orange extracts for the grated peel when I don't have lemons and oranges on hand."

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Reviewed Dec. 18, 2012

"These are awesome. The only thing I would do differently is add more nuts. The taste of citrus made them pop."

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Reviewed Mar. 19, 2011

"My 91 year old mother just made this receipt and said it was the best cookie she has ever eaten. So...I decided to go on line and print out the receipe to make for my co-workers.*****"

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Mar. 19, 2011

"My 91 year old mother just made this receipt and said it was the best cookied she has ever eaten. So...I decided to go on line and print out the receipe to make for my co-workers."

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Reviewed Feb. 28, 2011

"I don't know who took the photo, because if you follow the recipe to the letter they do NOT come out looking like this... they're much flatter and chewier. If you want them too look like the photo add more flour.Now that that is said... These cookies are AWESOME! It's a new twist (for me anyway) on the old oatmeal raisin cookie. I'll never make them the old way again!"

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