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