Saturday, September 14, 2013

Oatmeal Date Cookies

There is something about the Fall that makes me want to bake but
our little family is trying to be a bit healthier so I knew this favorite recipe
from our Mom would be perfect to cure my weekend sweet tooth!
Every time our family gets together I made a huge batch of these cookies
~not just because they are pretty tasty, they don't make you feel sick after eating them
and they stay fresh for days!  (Not that they last that long;))!

Oatmeal Date Cookies
3/4 cup shortening (make half of it butter)
1 cup packed brown sugar
2 eggs
 4 tablespoons milk
1 teaspoon vanilla
2 cups sifted flour
3/4 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon salt
2 cups rolled oats
1 1/2 cups chopped dates
1 1/2 cups semi-sweet chocolate chips
3/4 cups chopped nuts (optional but I prefer pecans)

Cream together wet ingredients and also mix dry ingredients in a separate bowl.  Combine dry with wet until thoroughly mixed.  Cook for 10-12 minutes in a 375 degree oven.  Makes about 4 dozen.

Have a wonderful weekend friends!  Candace is busy running around her boys to a million sport games while I in between squirrel feedings will be cleaning out the gutters and putting protective coverings over them in my constant effort to fight the pine needles in our yard.  What are you doing this weekend?

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