Elaine’s Kumquat/Loquat Oatmeal Cookies

Hello ladies – my loquat tree out in front is getting loaded down with fruit so I thought I would share with you a recipe I tried last year. It technically calls for kumquats but I merely substituted loquats instead and they turned out great! They were gobbled up by my friends in no time!

Kumquat/Loquat Oatmeal Cookies

2/3 cups margarine
2/3 cups brown sugar
2 large eggs
1-1/2 cups oatmeal
2/3 cup white chocolate chips
2 cups flour
1 tsp. baking soda
1 tsp. salt
2/3 cup chopped kumquats/loquats (pureed)

Beat margarine and sugar until fluffy. Add eggs to the mixture and mix well. Combine oatmeal, flour, baking soda and salt. Mixing well. Add chopped kumquats/loquats and chocolate chips. Drop by large teaspoon onto ungreased cookie sheets. Bake 10-15 minutes at 375 degrees or until golden brown. Makes 2-1/2 dozen.