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Oatmeal Date Cookies

"These cookies are easy to make and one of my favorites."
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Ingredients

servings 233 cals
Original recipe yields 24 servings (4 dozen)

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Directions

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  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F and grease cookie sheets.
  2. In separate bowl, sift together flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt. Set aside.
  3. In a large bowl, cream together shortening and both sugars until light and fluffy, using electric mixer at medium speed.
  4. Add eggs, one at a time, beating well after each. Blend in vanilla.
  5. Gradually add dry ingredients to creamed mixture, mixing well with spoon.
  6. Stir in oats, dates and walnuts.
  7. Drop dough by teaspoonfuls, about 2 inches apart, on cookie sheet.
  8. Bake for 8 minutes or until lightly browned. Remove from cookie sheets to cool on racks.

Nutrition Facts


Per Serving: 233 calories; 11.3 g fat; 30.7 g carbohydrates; 3.3 g protein; 23 mg cholesterol; 120 mg sodium. Full nutrition

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Most helpful positive review

These were sooo good! I had to sub 3/4 cup of butter for the shortening and pecans for walnuts but these cookies were awesome. I will definately make these again.

Most helpful critical review

These cookies are good - but a little "cakey" for my taste. I substituted apple sauce for the shortening, and added 1/2 teaspoon of cinnamon as other reviewers suggested. If I were to make a...

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These were sooo good! I had to sub 3/4 cup of butter for the shortening and pecans for walnuts but these cookies were awesome. I will definately make these again.

As I'm getting ready to make a triple batch of this for Christmas, I figured I ought to rate it! I downloaded this a couple years ago, and have been using it ever since. My mom doesn't want any ...

This is a delicious cookie recipe. I've made these cookies twice in the last two weeks because they disappear so quickly. The only change I made was to add an additional half cup of dates. We're...

I doubled the recipe before printing it out. According to the recipe it should have made 48 cookies, 4 dozen. I got 11 dozen using a small cookie scoop per it calling for dropping by the teaspoo...

Mmmmmmm, so good! I used butter instead of shortening and they were so great!

Loved this recipe! I added 1 teaspoon cinnamon and increased nuts to 1 cup to suit our tastes. Just wish these cookies were low-cal because I can't stop eating them.

Good recipe--some family members actually thought the dates were chocolate chips! Great flavor--a lifetime addition to my recipe box!

These cookies are good - but a little "cakey" for my taste. I substituted apple sauce for the shortening, and added 1/2 teaspoon of cinnamon as other reviewers suggested. If I were to make a...

This recipe is a nice 'traditional' oatmeal cookie; but it does need to bake longer than 8 minutes. In my oven, they needed a minimum of 10 minutes. Also, I did not use the dates; instead, I us...