|Butter/Margarine||1 Cup (16 tbs)|
|Firmly packed brown sugar||1 Cup (16 tbs)|
|Sifted all purpose flour||1 3⁄4 Cup (28 tbs)|
|Baking soda||1⁄2 Teaspoon|
|Rolled oats||1 1⁄2 Cup (24 tbs)|
|Egg||1 , beaten|
|Date filling||1 Cup (16 tbs) (1 recipe)|
Cream shortening and sugar well.
Sift flour, salt and baking soda together, and stir in.
Mix in rolled oats and egg.
Place 1/2 mixture in greased 13" x 9" cake pan or 2 8-inch square pans, and pat down firmly.
Spread with filling.
Cover with remaining crumb mixture, and pat lightly.
Bake at 350Â°F. 35 minutes or until lightly browned.
Cool, cut in squares and remove from pan.
Makes 2 1/2 dozen medium bars or 4 dozen smaller ones.