*  Exported from  MasterCook  *
 
                                  JIM JAMS
 
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 Serving Size  : 36   Preparation Time :0:00
 Categories    : Cookies
 
   Amount  Measure       Ingredient -- Preparation Method
 --------  ------------  --------------------------------
    2       c            Oatmeal
    2       c            Flour
    1       c            Brown sugar
      1/2   c            Lard
      1/2   c            Butter
      1/2   ts           Soda
      1/2   c            Buttermilk*
                         FILLING
    1       lb           Dates
                         Water
      1/2   c            Sugar** or use orange juice
 
   *or 1/2 tb lemon juice and fill up to 1/2 cup mark
   with milk. Mix all ingredients.  Chill well.  Roll
   thin, spread half with date filling. Cover with other
   half.  Cut into small rectangles and bake on oiled
   cookie sheet. Bake at 375F about 10 min.  OR cut
   circles about 3 inches across, put a bit of filling in
   the middle and fold over.  OR cut small circles and
   put filling on one and cover with another. Strawberry
   jam makes a tasty filling.
   
   FILLING:  Cook 1 pound of dates with small quantity of
   water and 1/2 cup sugar.  (**Or use orange rind and
   orange juice and omit sugar.)  Chill.
   
   Source:  Abigail Breadner Shaw’s handwritten cookbook
   with suggestions from her granddaughter.  Abigail
   lived just west of Toronto, Ontario from about
   1860-1925.
  
 
 
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