My grandma always tried to keep a tin of these cookies filled with dates in her freezer so that when company came in, she always had a wonderful treat for them. These cookies didn’t take long to disappear when our family arrived.






4 cups of fine oatmeal
2 cups flour
1 heaping tsp of baking soda
1 tsp baking powder
2 small cups of sugar (1 3/4 cups) – this is how Grandma measured
1 tsp salt
1 cup of golden shortening or BUTTER (butter works best)
1/2-1 cup of commercial sour cream
How to:
Mix dry ingredients in bowl.
Cut in cold butter until the size of small peas.
Add sour cream until it is moist enough to roll out.
Cut into your favourite shape.
Bake in a 350 degree oven for 8-10 minutes.
Fill with cooked dates.
How to make Cooked Dates
1 lb dates
Cut up and place in cooking pot.
Cover with water until just covered.
Boil up until thick and soft.
Add 2/3 cups of white sugar and 2 tbsps lemon juice.
Stir and cook.  Store in fridge until needed.
Thank you grandma!  We miss your cookies, but we miss you more.


Jennifer McCallum

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