Oatmeal Date Cookies

Nothing tastes better than classic oatmeal cookies but these sweet treats have less butter and sugar than regular recipes because of the natural sweetness dates add. Dates are full of fiber and these dried fruits also offer B vitamins, potassium and iron. Try using whole wheat flour in addition to traditional all-purpose for a boost of fiber and nutrients while maintaining a soft texture. By adding oats to your cookies, you again boost the fiber content and add to the texture of the final product. These cookies have vanilla and cardamom to compliment the sweet dates and chewy oats. Enjoy these lightened-up cookies today!

YIELDS 30 Cookies

1/2 cup whole wheat pastry flour
¾ cup unbleached all-purpose flour
1 tsp. baking soda
½ tsp. salt
¼ tsp. cardamom
½ cup unsalted butter, softened
1 cup light brown sugar, packed
¼ cup granulated sugar
2 large eggs
1 tsp. pure vanilla extract
3 cups old fashioned rolled oats
1 ½ cup chopped, pitted Medjool dates

1. Heat oven to 350 degrees F. Blend flours, baking soda, salt and cardamom in a medium bowl. In a separate bowl, blend butter, sugars, eggs and vanilla. Pour wet ingredients into dry and blend together with a spoon. Mix in oats and dates until combined. Drop rounded Tablespoons of dough 2 inches apart on an ungreased baking sheet and bake 8-10 minutes until cookies are golden. Transfer to cooling racks and cool completely.


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