These were a tradition since I was a little girl.  It does not seem like Christmas unless someone makes these cookies. Of course, they could be eaten any times of year…but became a chance for us to bake together!  😊


1 cup shortening
1 tsp salt
1 cup brown sugar
½ cup sour milk
2 cups flour
2 cups oatmeal
1 tsp soda (add to milk to sour it)
1 tsp vanilla
Mix this all together and put in the
Refrigerator to chill before rolling out.
Then take a round cookie cutter and
Cut circles.

1 pound dates
½ cup sugar
Add just enough water to cover the dates
Cook until thick.
Let cool

Take one circle and put a tsp. of the dates in the middle
Put another circle on top
Press and seal the sides so the dates don’t escape when baked.
350 degrees for about 10 minutes.

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