In a large bowl cream together the butter, white sugar and brown sugar until smooth. Beat in the eggs one at a time then stir in the vanilla. In a separate bowl combine the oats, wheat germ, flour, baking powder, bicarb soda and salt.
Stir the dry ingredients into the creamed mixture. Finally, mix in the coconut, pecans and dates. Drop by rounded spoonfuls onto ungreased baking trays.
Bake for 8 to 10 minutes in the preheated oven. Allow biscuits to cool on baking tray for a couple of minutes before removing to a wire rack to cool completely.