Oatmeal-Date Cookies

Chris Burkart, e-mail message to Michael Miller.


1 pound dates
1 cup brown sugar
1 cup water

Cook in a saucepan and let cool. Figs may be substituted.


1/2 cup butter
1/2 cup lard
1 cup sugar
1/2 cup milk
1 teaspoon salt
3 teaspoons baking powder
2 1/2 cups oatmeal
2 1/2 cups flour

Roll dough thin and use as little flour as possible. Cut with a 3 inch cutter. Bake on cookie sheets for 8-10 minutes at 350 F or until golden brown. When cookies have cooled, place about 1 tsp. filling on each cookie bottom and place another cookie on top. Place into a cookie tin with a lid for storage.

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