Moist date filling inside a soft oatmeal cookie sandwich.
I loved finding these wonderful treats that my mom would tuck into my lunches.
1 cup butter
1 cup brown sugar
1 3/4 cups flour
3 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp salt
1/2 cup milk
1 tsp vanilla
Mix well and lastly add
2 1/2 cups quick oats
Beat butter and sugar together until well creamed. Add dry ingredients and mix for several minutes. Add milk and vanilla and beat well. Add the quick oats last and beat until well incorporated. Using a spatula pull dough into a ball in the center of the bowl. Place in fridge for about 1/2 hour to chill and firm dough to make rolling it out easier. Sprinkle flour on counter and roll out cookie dough 1/3 at a time to about 1/4" thick. Using a round cookie cutter cut out cookies and place onto an ungreased cookie sheet. Bake in 350 oven for 10 minutes. They should be light on the bottom and still soft. Over baking will cause them to become to crisp.
While the cookies are baking make the date filling.
1/2 cups solid pack dates chopped
1/2 cup brown sugar
1/2 cup boiling water
Stir ingredients together and heat for 1 minute on high in microwave.
Stir well and microwave 1 more minute. Take out and add 1/2 tsp baking soda and 1/2 tsp vanilla.
When you add these two ingredients the date mixture will bubble up from the soda. Stir well.
While cookies are still warm spread 1 tbsp of warm date filling onto a cookie and top with another making a sandwich style cookie. Yields 2 dozen cookies.