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My sons came up with the name for these much-loved oatmeal, date-filled cookies that really do look like volcanoes when they're cooked!

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Recipe Summary

prep:
30 mins
cook:
17 mins
additional:
10 mins
total:
57 mins
Servings:
36
Yield:
3 dozen
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Ingredients

36
Original recipe yields 36 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).

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  • Blend flour, salt, and baking soda in a bowl. Add butter, brown sugar, molasses, and eggs. Stir until smooth. Blend in oats.

  • Roll dough out on floured board, about 1/8-inch thick. Cut into rounds using a 2 1/2-inch cookie cutter. Place half of the rounds on an ungreased baking sheet.

  • Combine dates, white sugar, and water in a saucepan; bring to a boil, stirring often until thickened. Stir in walnuts. Remove from heat and let cool, about 10 minutes.

  • Spoon 1 teaspoon of the date mixture into the center of each round on the baking sheet. Cut a cross in the middle of the remaining rounds. Place over date mixture; press down on the edges of the dough to seal.

  • Bake in the preheated oven until golden, 12 to 15 minutes. Transfer to a wire rack to cool.

Nutrition Facts

209 calories; protein 2.8g; carbohydrates 29.1g; fat 9.5g; cholesterol 30.7mg; sodium 162mg. Full Nutrition
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