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Oatmeal - Date Cookies

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Servings: 4
Categories: Cookies / Desserts

2  cups  sifted flour
1  teaspoon  baking powder
3/4  teaspoon  baking soda
1/2  teaspoon  salt
1  cup  brown sugar, packed
1  cup  shortening
1/2  cup  sugar
3    eggs
1  teaspoon  vanilla
2  cups  quick-cooking oats
1  cup  cut up pitted dates
1/2  cup  chopped walnuts

Sift together flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt; set aside. Cream together shortening and both sugars in bowl until light and fluffy, using electric mixer at medium speed. Add eggs, one at a time, beating well after each. Blend in vanilla. Gradually add dry ingredients to creamed mixture, mixing well with spoon. Stir in oats, dates and walnuts. Drop mixture by teaspoonfuls, about 2 inches apart on greased baking sheet. Bake at 375 degrees for 8 minutes or until lightly browned. Remove from baking sheets to cool on racks. Makes 4 dozen.

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