Fruit And Spice Cookies

2 cups dates
1 1/2 cups raisins
3 eggs (or 1/2 carton of Eggbeaters)
2 1/2 cups flour
1/2 pound margarine
1/4 cup sugar
1/4 cup sugar substitute + 2 heaping teaspoon more sugar substitute
1/4 teaspoon ground allspice
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 1/2 cup quick cooking oatmeal
1/3 cup oil
1/4 teaspoon ground cloves
1 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
2 teaspoon soda
2 teaspoon Vanilla extract
1 teaspoon ground Nutmeg

Mix together dates, raisins. Then add eggs. Let soak. Mix like pie crust, flour, margarine, sugar, sugar substitute. Use generous measures for spices.

Mix remainng ingredients together until well blended. Add fruit and egg mixture, then blend. May also add 1/2 cup to 1 cup crushed, undrained pineapple, optional. Drop from spoon on lightly greased cookie sheet. Bake at 375 degrees F for 9-11 minutes. Makes about 60 cookies.

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