April 02, 2013

Filled Oatmeal Cookies

Ingredients:
All purpose flour - 2 cups
Egg - 1
Salt - 1 tsp
Baking soda -1/2 tsp
Brown Sugar - 1/2 cup
Sugar - 1/4 cup
Rolled oats - 1 cup
Butter or shortening - 3/4 cup

For date filling:
Dates - 1 cup (chopped)
Sugar - 1/2 cup
Water - 1/4 cup

Method:
For date filling:

  • Boil together all filling ingredients until thick, stirring constantly. Stir in 1/2 cup of chopped nuts.
  • Cool before use.
For cookies:
  • Sift flour, soda and salt together.
  • Add sugar, shortening , egg and white sugar. Stir until smooth.
  • Blend in rolled oats. 
  • Roll dough into 1/8" thick on lightly floured board. Cut with 2 1/2" round cutter.
  • Place half the rounds on baking sheet. Spread 1 tsp of filling lightly on center of each cookie.
  • Place the other round on top of filling. Seal edges.
  • Bake for 12 to 15 minutes.
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