Do you have certain recipes that just take you back in time…and the memories of your childhood come flooding in? These Oatmeal Date Sandwich Cookies are one of those for me. They’re such an old fashioned cookie, one that my sweet Grandma Kae loved to make and we all loved it when she did. If you love oatmeal cookies, you’ll love these. Two thin oatmeal cookies with a sweet date mixture sandwiched inside. We used a heart shaped cookie cutter for these cookies, but you could use any shape…a circle with a cute scalloped edge would be fun too.
My sweet Grandma Kae has passed down the love of baking cookies to all of us. Just look at the cookies she made for my Grandpa’s memorial. Isn’t that amazing…she’s 85! She sure is something special! She baked: chocolate chip cookies, chocolate crinkle cookies, chocolate marshmallow cookies, sugar cookies and bron grate cookies.
Okay…back to these oatmeal date sandwich cookies. The dough is sticky, so when you roll them out, it helps to have a rolling cloth and a rolling pin stocking to roll them out with.
We used heart shaped cookie cutters, but you could use any shape you’d like.
You will only bake these for a few minutes until lightly golden brown.
Once both the cookies and the date mixture have cooled, you can assemble into cute little sandwich cookies.
They’re so good. I’m excited for you to try them!
Oatmeal Date Sandwich Cookies
- 1 1/2 cup shortening
- 1 cup brown sugar
- 1/2 cup buttermilk
- 1 teaspoon baking soda
- 3 Cups Oatmeal
- 2 Cups Flour
- 1 pound pitted dates
- 1/2 cup water
With a mixer, cream together the shortening with the brown sugar.
Add in the buttermilk, baking soda, oatmeal and flour. Mix together well.
Refrigerate the dough for 1 hour.
Preheat your oven to 350.
Roll out the cookie dough and cut with a cookie cutter.
Bake until lightly brown (about 8-10 minutes).
In a saucepan, stir and cook the dates with the water, until thick. Let this mixture cool.
Spread the date mixture between two oatmeal cookies to make a sandwich.
Repeat to make all the cookies into little sandwich cookies. Enjoy!
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