---------- Recipe via Meal-Master (tm) v8.05
       Title: Oatmeal/date Cookies
  Categories: Cookies
       Yield: 30 servings
       2 c  Chopped dates
   2 1/2 c  Rolled oats
   2 1/2 c  Cake flour
       1 c  Brown sugar
     1/2 c  Cold water
       1 c  Butter
            Or butter substitute
     1/2 c  Hot water
       1 ts Baking soda
       1 c  Sugar
     1/4 ts Salt
        Combine dates, sugar, and cold water.  Simmer until dates are soft,
   and sirup is thick.  Cream butter and brown sugar. Sift flour, measure, and
   sift with baking soda and salt. Add rolled oats. Combine with creamed sugar
   and butter. Add hot water. Mix thoroughly. Divide dough into 2 portions.
   Turn onto lightly floured board.  Roll each portion into an oblong 1/8 inch
   thick. Spread date filling on one sheet. Cover with second sheet. Cut in
   oblongs 1 by 3 inches. Place on lightly floured baking sheet. Bake in hot
   oven (425 F) about 15 minutes. 30 servings.