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

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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