Date CookiesIngredients for Date Cookies:

1 cup dates, pitted and chopped
1/2 cup granulated sugar
3/4 cup water
1/2 cup butter or margarine, softened
1/2 cup packed brown sugar
1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
1/4 teaspoon baking soda
1 1/4 cups rolled oats
1/2 teaspoon salt

Directions for Date Cookies:

Preheat oven to 350F. In a small saucepan over low heat, mix dates, sugar and 1/2 cup of water. Stir occasionally for 15 minutes, or until thick and smooth.

Cream together butter and brown sugar. Mix together flour, baking soda, and salt. Add flour to butter mixture
and mix well. Add the oatmeal and mix well.

Add 2 to 4 tablespoons of water. Form dough into a ball and refrigerate for 15 minutes.

Roll dough to 1/8″ thickness and cut into 2″rounds. Place 1/2 of the rounds on cookie sheets. Spoon date mixture in the center of each round and top with another round. Press edges firmly together.

Bake 15 minutes or until browned.

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