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Rated as 4.5 out of 5 Stars

"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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57 m servings 209
Original recipe yields 36 servings (3 dozen)


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  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).
  2. Blend flour, salt, and baking soda in a bowl. Add butter, brown sugar, molasses, and eggs. Stir until smooth. Blend in oats.
  3. 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.
  4. 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.
  5. 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.
  6. Bake in the preheated oven until golden, 12 to 15 minutes. Transfer to a wire rack to cool.

Nutrition Facts

Per Serving: 209 calories; 9.5 29.1 2.8 31 162 Full nutrition

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These are really delicious! As my cookies were palm size big each, one was enough to fill. I love the molasses taste in the dough. My husband loved them; although one was enough, he ate 3 at onc...

Super yummy cookies! these are like date squares in a cookie form. I scaled the recipe to 12 servings to use 1 cup of butter, which yielded 29 cookies using a 2 1/4" cutter. I changed the met...

Good cookie, very heavy and filling. They were not the easiest to roll out, I think using quick oats would have made rolling easier than the large flake I used. They took me a long time to pu...

My daughter and I have to be careful with these cookies! One day, we each had SIX and mine were a lot bigger than pictured! They are sooo rich and delicious without being sugary sweet. I got tir...