Once after making a fruit cake, I had some fruit and nuts left over. I mixed them into a basic cookie dough along with pineapple and coconut. These soft, colorful cookies are a nice addition to a Christmas dessert tray.
When guests drop in unexpectedly, be ready with these cheerful citrus-flavored tidbits from Patricia Marsh of Phoenix, Arizona. Finely chopped walnuts can be substituted for pecans in the cookie coating.
Kids and cookies go together. Given kids affinity for sugar, you might as well temper it with some of the "good stuff", in this case, oats with their soluble fiber and whole wheat, with its extra vitamins, minerals and bran. Trust us: the kids won't know they're getting anything "healthy" in their favorite cookie!—Taste of Home Cooking School