Date Cookies Like Awrey's

Total Time
Prep 15 mins
Cook 15 mins

Awrey's was a local bakery in Detroit. These cookies were my favorites. Printed 12/12/1963 in section # 2 cookbook (out of print) Bob Allison’s Ask Your Neighbor

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Mix filling ingredients in saucepan. Cook til smooth. (Raspberry or strawberry jam may also be used as filling.)
  2. Mix cookie ingredients as if for a pie crust.
  3. Pat one half of the mixture on a buttered (8x8x2 inch) pan.
  4. Press down firmly and spread on the filling.
  5. Cover with the other half of the oatmeal mixture and press down lightly.
  6. Bake at 350° for 10-15 minutes. Cut into squares.


Most Helpful

These are quite tasty. I felt the cookie mix needed a bit more butter or less dry ingredients, so I will reduce the flour and oats a bit next time, but the cookies were delicious.

Diana Johnson || October 04, 2016

Another winner ElaineAnn - these are delicious. I love desserts made with dates and these were so easy to make. I did add about 1/4 cup of ground flax meal in the mix, just for a little more healthiness. I will make these again for the Christmas cookie tray! Thanks for posting. Made for national Diabetes Month in the Diabetic Forum!

FloridaNative December 19, 2010

I never cared for sweets. I bake for my family, this is a recipe I sampled! Delicious!!!! My family agrees. December 16, 2007

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