1 1/2 c All-purpose flour 1/2 c Shortening
1 1/2 c Rolled oats 1/2 c Hot water
1 ts Baking soda
2 c Chopped dates 1/4 c Granulated sugar
1/2 c Water 1 ts Vanilla extract
Combine flour, oats, and baking soda. Cut in shortening until mixture
resembles coarse crumbs. Add sufficient water to shape dough into a
roll. Wrap in waxed paper; refrigerate overnight.
Cut cookie dough into thin wafers (1/8 inch/3 mm). Place on cookie
sheet. Bake in 325F(170C) oven for about 10 minutes.
To prepare filling, cook dates, water, and sugar on low heat for
about 30 minutes; stir occasionally. Stir in vanilla. Cool.
When cookies and filling are cool, spread about 1tb(15ml) date filling
between two cookies. Makes 3 dozen filled cookies