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Oatmeal Cookies with Raisins or Dates

This healthy recipe comes from NDSU Extension Service.


  • ¾ c. brown sugar
  • 1 c. water
  • 1 c. raisins or dates
  • 1 c. butter
  • ½ tsp. nutmeg
  • Dash of salt
  • 1 tsp. baking soda
  • 1 tsp. vanilla
  • 2¼ c. all-purpose flour
  • 2 c. oatmeal oats, quick (uncooked)
  • 1 c. chopped nuts
  • ½ tsp. cinnamon and/or ginger (optional)


Preheat oven to 375 F. Mix together and boil first six ingredients for about 10 minutes. Remove from heat and add baking soda; cool. Add vanilla, flour oatmeal and nuts. Bake on greased cookie sheet 10 to 12 minutes.

Makes 36 servings.

Per serving: 150 calories, 8 grams (g) fat, 18 g carbohydrate and 80 mg sodium.
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