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Date Filled Cookies

Date Filled Cookies Recipe

Healthy date filling


1 cup dates, pitted and chopped

1/2 cup granulated sugar

3/4 cup water

1/2 cup butter or margarine, softened

1/2 cup packed brown sugar

1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour

1/4 teaspoon baking soda

1 1/4 cups rolled oats

1/2 teaspoon salt


Preheat oven to 350F.
In a small saucepan over low heat, mix dates, sugar and

1/2 cup of

water. Stir occasionally for 15 minutes, or until thick and smooth.
Cream together


and brown sugar. Mix together flour, baking soda, and salt. Add flour to butter


and mix well. Add the oatmeal and mix well. Add 2 to 4 tablespoons of water.

Form dough

into a ball and refrigerate for 15 minutes.
Roll dough to 1/8" thickness

and cut into 2"

rounds. Place 1/2 of the rounds on cookie sheets. Spoon date mixture in the

center of

each round and top with another round. Press edges firmly together. Bake 15

minutes or

until browned.
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