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Date Shortbread



  • 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 box dates, cut into small pieces
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup butter
  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • 1 1/2 cups oatmeal


  1. Heat oven to 300 degrees F.
  2. Mix all ingredients except dates.
  3. Place half the mixture in a greased flat pan.
  4. Place dates on mixture and put the remaining mixture on the top.
  5. Pack down firmly and bake for approximately 45 minutes.

If you double the recipe, bake in a 13 x 9-inch pan.

One box of dates is enough for a double recipe.

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