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Date Oatmeal Cookies

Chewy Date-Walnut Oatmeal Cookies

  • Author: Isabelle Boucher
  • Prep Time: 10 mins
  • Cook Time: 12 mins
  • Total Time: 22 minutes
  • Yield: 24 1x


These thin, lacy oatmeal cookies are chock-full of sweet dates and crunchy walnuts, all tied together with a generous dash of cinnamon. Their sweet flavour and chewy texture are guaranteed to help you power through the mid-afternoon slump.


  • 1/2 cup margarine
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/2 cup lightly packed brown sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1 tbsp water
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 1 1/2 cups old-fashioned rolled oats
  • 3/4 cup flour
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 1 cup chopped dates
  • 1/2 cup roughly chopped walnuts


  1. Preheat oven to 375F. Line two large baking sheets with parchment paper.
  2. In a medium-sized mixing bowl, cream together the margarine, granulated sugar and brown sugar until light and fluffy. Add the egg, water and vanilla, and beat until smooth.
  3. Add the rolled oats, flour, salt, and baking soda, and stir until well combined. Fold in the dates and walnuts.
  4. Drop heaping tablespoonfuls of dough onto the prepared baking sheets. Bake in preheated oven for 12-15 minutes, or until centre is set and edges are golden-brown. Let cool on the baking sheet for 5 minutes, then transfer to a wire rack to cool off completely.


Storage: The finished cookies can be stored in an airtight container for up to a week, though they will start to lose their chewiness after 2 days or so.

  • Category: Cookies
  • Method: Baked
  • Cuisine: Canadian