Oatmeal-Date Cookies

Shaped 
Christmas Cookies

  • 1 cup butter or margarine
  • 2/3 cup sugar
  • 1 cup firmly packed brown sugar
  • 1 egg beaten
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking soda
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup regular oats, uncooked
  • 1 cup chopped dated
  • 1 cup chopped pecans
  • Additional sugar

Cream butter in a large mixing bowl; gradually add 2/3 cup sugar and brown sugar, beating until light and and fluffy. Add egg; beat well. Stir in vanilla.

Sift together flour, soda, and salt; add to creamed mixture, blending well. Stir in oats in oats, dates and pecans.

Shape dough into 3/4 inch balls, and roll in additional sugar. Place 2 inches apart on greased cookie sheets. Bake at 350° for 10 10 to 12 minutes. (Cookies will puff up and then flatten.) Remove to wire racks to cool. Store in airtight containers.

Yield: about 7 dozen.





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