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This is my own recipe that I perfected after a few not so perfect batches. I have been making these cookies for several years and everyone loves them.

Recipe Summary

45 mins
15 mins
1 hr 40 mins
2 hrs 40 mins
2 dozen


Original recipe yields 12 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
Ingredient Checklist


Instructions Checklist
  • Heat dates, water, and 1/4 cup brown sugar in a saucepan over medium heat; cook until dates are very soft, about 5 minutes. Set aside to cool to room temperature.

  • Stir vinegar into milk in a bowl; set aside to curdle, about 10 minutes.

  • Whisk flour and baking soda together in a large bowl; stir in oats and 1 1/2 cups brown sugar. Stir butter, shortening, and milk mixture into flour mixture; cover dough and refrigerate until firm, about 1 hour.

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Line baking sheets with parchment paper.

  • Roll dough out on a lightly floured surface about 1/8-inch thick; cut dough circles with a round cookie cutter. Place about 1 tablespoon date mixture in the center of each circle; fold circle in half and press edges together tightly to seal. Place cookies on the prepared baking sheets.

  • Bake in the preheated oven until golden, about 10 minutes. Remove to cool completely on a wire rack.

Nutrition Facts

497 calories; protein 5.6g; carbohydrates 81.5g; fat 18.2g; cholesterol 21.1mg; sodium 174.9mg. Full Nutrition