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Ingredients

1/2 cup butter (no substitutes) softened
3/4 cup packed brown sugar
2 eggs
1/4 cup milk
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
1-1/2 cups all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking powder
1 teaspoon salt
1 cup quick-cooking oats
1 cup chopped dates
1/2 cup chopped walnuts

Instructions

In a mixing bowl, cream the butter and brown sugar. Beat in eggs, milk and vanilla. Combine flour, baking powder and salt. Gradually add to creamed mixture and mix well. Stir in oats, dates and nuts. Drop by rounded teaspoonfuls 1 inch apart onto greased baking sheets. Bake at 350 degrees for 12 to 15 minutes or until edges are lightly browned and tops are firm to the touch. Cool on wire racks. Yield about 6 dozen.

Mary Scott
Bettendorf




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