Sunday, September 21, 2008

Rolled Oats Cookies

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.


  1. What a double treat oatmeal cookies and date filling. Yum! I'm going to have to try these...

  2. My mom's oatmeal date cookies looked just like these. . .I can almost taste them. . just thinking about them.

  3. I've never has these. I can just imagine they would be good!

  4. Hey....these are very very familiar. I was hunting for this recipe about six months ago...never found it and here it is. Thanks for the post. This will do very very nicely for a mid-week bake!

  5. oh i can taste these now, my oma made these and it has been a long time since i had i can make these with lots memories of the love that went into those cookies....

  6. These are my favorite cookies..let them sit till the next day and they are soft and chewy...the only problem with these cookies is--- they don't last very long!!!

  7. Date and oatmeal..a good combo. I love these cookies!

  8. Susan, you are right, they don't last long on the counter, they seem to dry out quickly, but they freeze really well. Kathy

  9. what I meant by "not last very long" was that they are so good they never make it to the freezer..gone before that...

  10. These are my dad's all-time favorite mom made them often. I rather like them myself...and one of these days I will bake them.

  11. So, it seems that I'm the only one who's never had these, but today I made them and they are sooo good!!!

  12. this is a very old recipe. My mother made these quite often, the recipe she used was in here Household Sciences (home ec) school book from Winnipeg School District, published 1949... I make them about two or three times a year because I think that is the reason my husband married me and has stayed around for 35 years...

  13. ok, so after Anneliese (aka Mom Friesen) made these they mysteriously showed up at my house (via. hungry husband) and can I just tell you that they should have a sign that says "NOT CHOCOLATE" on the top. Dates sure can be decieving!! But after the initial shock...they were delightful!
    -Kari Friesen

  14. Oh Kari, I loved your comment! I'm a big chocolate fan myself so I can understand the shock of the dates. 'miss snips' my Mom grew up in Winnipeg too and so maybe that is where her Mom got the recipe. Who knows but glad you are all enjoying this cookie recipe. Kathy

  15. my Mom made them with homemade jam in between .....delish either way....I am going to make them now yum yum....