Ambrosia Cookies

Ambrosia Cookies

Jo Nebel 0

"A very tasty cookie that goes over very well at any gathering."

Ingredients {{adjustedServings}} servings 163 cals

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Original recipe yields 36 servings



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  • Calories:
  • 163 kcal
  • 8%
  • Fat:
  • 8.4 g
  • 13%
  • Carbs:
  • 20.7g
  • 7%
  • Protein:
  • 2.1 g
  • 4%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 24 mg
  • 8%
  • Sodium:
  • 112 mg
  • 4%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  1. Sift flour, baking powder, soda and salt. In a separate bowl cream butter until fluffy; add sugars, eggs and vanilla. Beat well.
  2. Add flour mixture to butter mixture. Mix well. Stir in oats, nuts, and coconut. Mix until well blended.
  3. Bake on ungreased cookie sheets for 10-12 minutes at 350 degrees F (180 degrees C).
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This had the potential to be a great cookie recipe, even though the directions could have been written more clearly. Novice bakers might be confused in that the sugars were not listed together, nor does the submitter indicate what size the cookie dough should be dropped onto the cookie sheets. The main issue, however, is that these are just too sweet. In hindsight, I would cut the sugar back by a half cup, perhaps using only 1-1/2 cups total between the two sugars. I omitted the nuts and substituted chocolate chips, but that is just a taste preference and of course did not affect the sweetness of the dough itself. Loved the combination of the oatmeal and coconut (and my addition of chocolate chips) but it couldn't overcome the too-sweet dough.

Lisa Marie

These cookies are so easy to prepare. I add 1/2 teaspoon orange extract and 1/2 teaspoon freshly grated orange peel for added flavor. Also, sprinkle with confectioners sugar when cooling. Yummy!!


I have to agree w/ another reviewer who was upset at how the directions were written. The ingredients should be listed in the order they are called for in the recipe. Someone at should really fix this. Despite the directions, the cookies themselves are fantastic. The only change I had to make was to bake the cookies for about 15 min @ 350. If I baked them according to the directions, they would have been undercooked. I got almost 5 dozen cookies from this recipe, Im not sure how they figured 36 cookies unless you make them huge.