Oatmeal Jim Jams

READY IN: 12mins
Recipe by bullwinkle

I got this cookie recipe from a cookbook called America's favorite recipes. I don't know how long it takes to prepare the dough. The cooking time doesn't include the time it takes to thicken the filling. I live at a high altitude so cooking times may not be the same.

Top Review by sunnylass

I made these for my honey - he remembers these cookies from him childhood. Both my honey and my father think they are excellent - both are HUGE date lovers. They were very easy to make. If you have folks in your family that love dates, these are highly recommended.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. In a large mixing bowl cream the butter.
  2. At medium speed of mixer gradually add the 1 cup of brown sugar beating until light and fluffy.
  3. In another bowl combine oats, flour, soda, and salt; stirring well to combine ingredients.
  4. Alternatley add dry ingredients and buttermilk to creamed mixture.
  5. Beginning and ending with flour.
  6. Using a tablespoon drop dough onto ungreased cookie sheets.
  7. Bake cookies at 350* for 12 to 15 minutes.
  8. Let cookie cool slightly before removing to wire racks to finish cooling.
  9. To make cookie filling combine chopped dates or raisins with 3/4 cups sugar, boiling water and vanilla in a small saucepan.
  10. Cook over low heat;stirring constantly until mixture has thickend.
  11. Take pan from heat and let filing cool.
  12. Spread filling over half of cooled cookies topping with the remaining cookies.

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