If you haven’t noticed- this week I’m on a comfort food kick. You know- it must be the season. I’m in this really cozy mood & I just want to make & share all sorts of things that give you warm & fuzzies. : ) I don’t make or share cookies all that often here in this space. I’m not sure why- maybe this season I will work on changing that. As I mentioned yesterday the hubs & I have been in recipe tweak mode & I have been working on shaking up our “usuals” to make them a whole lot more fun. So this time I decided to take the hub’s ALL TIME FAVORITE cookie recipe- Oatmeal Raisin Cookies & turn them into…
Because … well- I like dates a whole lot more than I like raisins. So now I can enjoy them too. Win- Win!
Oatmeal Date Cookies
- 1-1/4 cup all-purpose flour
- 1 tsp baking soda
- 1 tsp ground cinnamon
- 1/2 tsp salt
- 1 cup 2 sticks salted butter
- 3/4 cup granulated sugar
- 3/4 cup packed brown sugar
- 1/2 tsp molasses
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
- 2 large eggs
- 3 cups old fashioned or quick oats
- 1-1/2 cups chopped dates the kind rolled in nut flour- usually sold next to the other dried fruits
Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
Combine flour, baking soda, cinnamon & salt in small bowl- set aside.
Beat butter, both sugars & vanilla in mixer bowl with paddle attachment until creamy.
Beat in eggs
Gradually beat in dry mix.
Stir in oats - then dates.
Drop by spoonfuls onto ungreased cookie sheet.
Bake 8 minutes (9 minutes for shiny pan- 10 minutes for crisp cookies) I like mine chewy.
Cook on baking sheet for 2 minutes.
Transfer to wire rack to finish cooling.
Store in airtight container at room temperature for 2-3 days
These are definitely a family favorite & the kind of cookies I find my hubs eating all day long.
They certainly don’t last in this house.
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