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.
- 1 cup butter or 1 cup margarine, softened
- 1 cup firmly packed brown sugar
- 2 cups quick-cooking oatmeal, uncooked
- 2 cups all-purpose flour
- 1 teaspoon baking soda
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 1⁄2 cup buttermilk
- 1 3⁄4 cups chopped dates or 1 3⁄4 cups raisins
- 3⁄4 cup sugar
- 1⁄2 cup boiling water
- 1⁄2 teaspoon vanilla extract
Directions See How It's Made
- In a large mixing bowl cream the butter.
- At medium speed of mixer gradually add the 1 cup of brown sugar beating until light and fluffy.
- In another bowl combine oats, flour, soda, and salt; stirring well to combine ingredients.
- Alternatley add dry ingredients and buttermilk to creamed mixture.
- Beginning and ending with flour.
- Using a tablespoon drop dough onto ungreased cookie sheets.
- Bake cookies at 350* for 12 to 15 minutes.
- Let cookie cool slightly before removing to wire racks to finish cooling.
- To make cookie filling combine chopped dates or raisins with 3/4 cups sugar, boiling water and vanilla in a small saucepan.
- Cook over low heat;stirring constantly until mixture has thickend.
- Take pan from heat and let filing cool.
- Spread filling over half of cooled cookies topping with the remaining cookies.