Soft, chewy and filled with a sweetened date filling, this vintage recipe for Date Filled Oatmeal Cookies is easy to make and the cookies are delicious with a cup of coffee or tea.
If you've never experienced Date-Filled Oatmeal Cookies, you've gotta try them. I never really fancy dates until I eat them - then I remember how delicious they are!
This recipe takes a bit more work with the date filling, but the filling is quick and easy to make with basic steps and takes about five minutes. 🙂
Ingredients and notes
- Butter and eggs should be at room temperature.
- I use the quick oats in this recipe. If you're going to use old-fashioned ones, give them a few quick pulses in the food processor first.
- Dates can readily be found in the grocery stores. My favourite brand is the Jaffa dates.
Step-by-Step Photos and Expert Tips
- This is a basic cookie recipe. You start by combining the butter and both sugars, then adding in the eggs and vanilla.
- The dry ingredients get mixed together, then added to the butter mixture.
- Finally, the rolled oats are stirred in (I like to sometimes do this step by hand as the mixture will be quick thick for the mixer).
- Use a heaping tablespoon of cookie dough. Roll it into a ball, then flatten to about 2 and ½ inches across. The cookies will spread a little - leave a few inches of space between them on the cookie sheet.
- An ungreased or parchment paper lined baking sheet is used for this recipe.
- Let the cookies cool before spreading the with the date filling.
- The date filling is made by combining chopped dates, water and sugar into a saucepan, then bringing it to a boil. The mixture is cooked until thickened.
- Spread the date filling onto the flat side of the cookie, then sandwich with another cookie, flat side down.