Date Oatmeal Cookies
|Butter/Margarine||1 Cup (16 tbs), softened|
|Sugar||1 Cup (16 tbs)|
|All purpose flour||1 3⁄4 Cup (28 tbs)|
|Ground cinnamon||1 Teaspoon|
|Baking powder||1 Teaspoon|
|Baking soda||3⁄4 Teaspoon|
|Quick-cooking rolled oats||2 Cup (32 tbs)|
|Whole pitted dates||8 Ounce, lightly packed (1 Package, About 1 1/2 Cups)|
|Chopped pecans/Walnuts||1 Cup (16 tbs), chopped|
In large bowl of an electric mixer, beat butter and sugar until creamy.
Beat in vanilla; then beat in eggs, one at a time.
In another bowl, stir together flour, baking powder, cinnamon, baking soda, and salt; gradually add to butter mixture, blending thoroughly.
Stir in oats, dates, and pecans, mixing well and distributing dates evenly through dough.
Shape dough into 2 or 3 rolls, each 1 3/4 inches in diameter; wrap in wax paper and refrigerate until firm (at least 4 hours) or for up to 3 days.
Using a sharp knife, cut into 1/4 -inch-thick slices; place slices about 1 inch apart on ungreased baking sheets.
Bake in a 375Â° oven for 10 to 12 minutes or until edges are golden.
Transfer to racks and let cool.