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"My sons came up with the name for these much loved oatmeal, date-filled cookies that really do look like volcanoes when they're cooked!"
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servings 417 cals
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  • Calories:
  • 417 kcal
  • 21%
  • Fat:
  • 18.9 g
  • 29%
  • Carbs:
  • 58.3g
  • 19%
  • Protein:
  • 5.6 g
  • 11%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 61 mg
  • 20%
  • Sodium:
  • 453 mg
  • 18%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  • * Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
  • ** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.
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  1. Blend flour, salt, and baking soda. Add brown sugar, margarine, eggs and molasses. Stir until smooth. Blend in oats.
  2. Roll dough out on floured board, about 1/8 inch thick. Cut with 2 1/2 inch round cutter. Place half of the rounds on an ungreased cookie sheet.
  3. To Make Filling: Stir until boiling: 1 cup cut-up pitted dates, 1/2 cup sugar, and 1/4 cup water. Mixture will be thick. Stir in 1/2 cup chopped nuts. Cool before using.
  4. Spread 1 teaspoon filling on center of each cookie. Cut a cross in the middle of the remaining rounds. Place over filling-topped rounds. Press down on the edges to seal. Bake 12-15 minutes at 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).

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These are really delicious! As my cookies were palm size big each, one was enough to fill. I love the molasses taste in the dough. My husband loved them; although one was enough, he ate 3 at onc...

Good cookie, very heavy and filling. They were not the easiest to roll out, I think using quick oats would have made rolling easier than the large flake I used. They took me a long time to pu...

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