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Oatmeal Date Cookies from the Kitchen of Meg Meeker

These cookies have a wonderful smell as they cook because of the mixture of cloves and cinnamon. Every time I make them, it's as though I feel my mother and grandmother right beside me.
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Oatmeal Date Cookies from the Kitchen of Meg Meeker

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My grandmother taught me this recipe when I was 6 years old. After she passed, my mother and I would make them. Now, my daughters and I make them at Christmas. These cookies have a wonderful smell as they cook because of the mixture of cloves and cinnamon. Every time I make them, it's as though I feel my mother and grandmother right beside me. I hope that one day these will give my daughters wonderful memories of baking with me.

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OATMEAL DATE COOKIE RECIPE

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup butter
  • 2 cups white sugar
  • 3 eggs
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • ¼ cup milk
  • 2 tsp cinnamon
  • 2 tsp ground cloves
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1 ½ lbs chopped dates
  • 2 cups walnuts
  • 2 cups oats
  • 3 cups all-purpose flour

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Instructions

  1. Cream butter and sugar.
  2. Add eggs, milk, and vanilla and mix.
  3. Mix dry ingredients together and add to butter mixture.
  4. Bake at 350 degrees for 8-10 minutes.
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I am a grandmother of 5 and mother of 4 grown kids. I am a pediatrician and author, and all my kids and grandkids give me plenty of material to write about! You can follow me www.megmeekermd.com and I have a podcast called Parenting Great Kids—because all kids are great!

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