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Sludge Cookies

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Servings: 1
Categories: Cookies / Desserts

    -----STEP 1-----
1  lb  Chopped dates
1/2  c  Chopped walnuts
3/4  c  Water
1/2  c  White sugar
3/4  c  Margarine, softened
1  c  Brown sugar, packed
2  c  Flour
2  c  Oatmeal, quick cooking
2  ts  Baking powder
1  t  Baking soda
1/2  c  Sour cream or plain yogurt
1 1/2  ts  Vanilla

STEP-1 Instructions: Mix together in saucepan and cook until 'sludge' consistency is reached, about 15-20 minutes over medium heat. Step-2 Instructions: Cream the margarine and sugar together. Add vanilla and continue to beat until fluffy. Add the sour cream or yogurt and beat. Mix the baking soda and baking powder in 1 cup of the flour and set aside. After 'sludge' mixture is cooled slightly, add to cream mixture, beating continually. Slowly add the flour to which the soda and powder has been added. Add the 2 cups of oatmeal, a little at a time, and then add the remaining cup of plain flour until mixture is a good texture dough. (Sometimes it takes all the 1 cup, sometimes not. Depends on the moisture in the air) Mix until completely combined and allow to sit for about 5 minutes to let the oatmeal absorb some of the moisture from the date mixture. Drop by spoonsful onto a greased cookie sheet and bake in a 365-375F oven for about 10-15 minutes, or until a light brown on top. Cookies will spread a bit. Let cool slightly on the tray, and then transfer to cooling racks to cool completely. Store in an airtight container, using plastic wrap or waxed paper between layers as cookies will tend to 'clump' together if sitting on one another.

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