Trilby Cookies

1 c pitted dates, chopped

1/2 c granulated sugar

1/4lb butter

1/2 c brown sugar

1 1/2 c flour

1/2 tsp baking soda

1/2 tsp salt

1 1/4 c oatmeal

Preheat the oven to 350F.  Put dates, granulated sugar and 1/2 c water into a small pot and cook on low heat until thick and smooth. Set aside.

Cream butter, add brown sugar and mix well. Mix flour, baking soda and salt, and add to the butter/brown sugar, beating well. Combine with oatmeal, mixing thoroughly. Add 2-4 tbsp water in order to form a rollable dough. Refrigerate 15 minutes.  Roll 1/8″ thick and cut with a cookie cutter or small juice glass dipped in flour. Place 1/2-1 tsp of date mixture on one cookie, top with another and bake for 15 minutes, until browned.  Alternatively, one cookie can be topped with date mixture, then folded and the edges pressed together to make a crescent shaped cookie.