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Date Oatmeal Cookies




  • 1 1/2 cups packed brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter, room temperature
  • 1/2 cup butter-flavored crisco, room temperature
  • 1 tablespoon grated orange peel
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 2 eggs, room temperature
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 cups old-fashioned oats
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt 
  • 2 to 3 tablespoons whole milk
  • 1 1/2 cup chopped dates
  • 3/4 cup chopped pecans or walnuts




Step 1: Heat oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit.  Line cookie sheets with parchment or baking mat


Step 2: Add flour, baking soda, and salt to a bowl and set aside.


Step 3: Beat brown sugar, butter , and orange peel until light and fluffy about 3 to 4 minutes.


Step 4:  Add eggs one at a time and mix until incorporated in the batter.  Mix in vanilla.


Step 5: Add flour mixture to the batter and mix until just incorporated. Add dates and nuts and mix well.


Step 6: Drop by rounded teaspoonful about 2 inches apart onto lined cookie sheet.  Bake 8 to 10 minutes until light brown. Remove from oven and cool on wire rack.

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