with dates, pecans and coconut. Medicine cookies!

Makes approx. 5-1/2 dozen

Preheat oven to 375 degrees

1/2 c. transfat-free margarine

1 c. dark brown sugar

1/2 c. white sugar

1/4 c. ground flax seed

2 T. powdered ginger

2 T. cinnamon

3 T. ground coriander

1 t. ground cloves

2 T. dried mint, finely crushed

1/2 t. baking soda

1/2 t. salt

1/2 c. applesauce (I used sweetened)

3 c. all-purpose flour

1/2 c. pecan pieces

1 c. dried dates; cut each in half from tip to tip, then cut crosswise into 3rds or 4ths

1 c. flaked coconut

In large mixing bowl combine first ten ingredients, up to and including baking soda. Stir and mash with sturdy spoon to completely incorporate all ingredients.

Add applesauce and flour. Stir to thoroughly blend in flour.

Add pecans, dates and coconut. Stir to evenly distribute.

Liberally oil baking sheets with vegetable oil. Drop dough by rounded teaspoon on sheet about 2 inches apart.

Bake in preheated 375 degree oven for 12 minutes. The cookies will be soft on top and lightly browned on the bottom.

Notes: Crunchy on the outside, chewy on the inside. Store in covered container.

If desired, dust with a little sifted powdered sugar. I call these medicine cookies because they make me feel so good.

By Sharon Lee Davies-Tight

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