Date Filled Oatmeal Cookies

Total Time
Prep 20 mins
Cook 30 mins

This makes a huge batch, cut the recipe in half if desired. These cookies are best if they sit for a couple of days to soften. They freeze well also. From Company's Coming Cookie cookbook.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Cream butter and sugar together well.
  2. Slowly mix in milk.
  3. Add remaining ingredients.
  4. Mix well.
  5. Chill for 1 hour.
  6. Roll out fairly thin on lightly floured board.
  7. Cut into 2 1/2-inch rounds.
  8. Place on ungreased baking sheets.
  9. Bake in 350°F oven for 8-10 minutes.
  10. Cool.
  11. Fill with Date Filling, to form a sandwich.
  12. For date filling: combine dates, sugar and water in saucepan.
  13. Bring to a boil.
  14. Simmer, stirring often, until mushy and thickened.
  15. Add more water if too dry, or simmer longer if too runny.
  16. Cool and spread between cookies.


Most Helpful

I make a cylindrical roll from the chilled dough, roll in waxed paper, and slice to bake. It makes better cookies, less dry, and saves a lot of time and mess. Family favorite.

djon41 December 10, 2014

great recipe... I don't add the sugar to the date mixture, as dates are so sugary to start (and it's still plenty sweet). easy to make, though very time consuming - still worth it!

*sugar n' spice* March 10, 2009

These were very tasty, but it was a fair amount of work.

Chefster** April 23, 2008

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