Oatmeal Cookies with Date Filling (Vintage Recipe - AMB)

Please read preparation for correct quantities. The amounts will not save correctly. * * This recipe is likely more than 110 years old and recorded as it was written. Temperature and cooking time are missing because they used wood stoves in those days. I have not tried this recipe yet. AMB stands for my great grandmother's initials (Annie Mae Beach). Her notebook is falling apart and I wanted to preserve the recipes.

Yield: 3 servings ( Serving Size: Dozen )
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  • Cookies
  • 1 1/2 cup(s) oatmeal
  • 1 cup(s) flour
  • 1 teaspoon(s) brown sugar (up to 2 cups)
  • 1 teaspoon(s) shortening
  • milk
  • salt
  • soda
  • nutmeg (a little)
  • Date Filling
  • dates
  • sugar


  1. (Prepare and bake the oatmeal cookies.)
  2. 3 cups oatmeal, 3 cups flour, 1-1/2 to 2 cups brown sugar, 1-1/2 cup shortening, 1 cup milk, 1 tsp each salt and soda, a little nutmeg.

  3. Date Filling:
  4. 1 pound dates, 1 cup sugar
  5. Cover the dates with water. Boil until soft. Add sugar. Boil again. Cool and put between the oatmeal cookies.
April 2011

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