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This recipe for DATE OATMEAL SQUARES, by , is from The Miller Family Cookbook Project, one of the cookbooks created at FamilyCookbookProject.com. We help families or individuals create heirloom cookbook treasures.

Evelyn Miller
Added: Tuesday, June 7, 2005


10 0z. chopped dates 1/2 c. sugar
1/4 c. water 1/2 t. vanilla
1 T butter

2/3 c. shortening
1 c. brown sugar
1 t. soda
1 1/2 sifted flour
dash of salt
1 1/2 c. oatmeal

Cook dates and cool.

Cream shortening and sugar. Dissolve soda in 2/3 c.
boiling water. Sift all ingred. and add alternately with
water. Stir in oatmeal. Put 1/2 in greased 8x8 pan
and cover with date filling, put rest of mixture on top.

Bake at 350 degrees for 30 min.




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