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Butteryum food blog recipes

Date Delight Oatmeal Cookies

Patricia Reitz

Date Delight Oatmeal Cookies - ButterYum

Date Delight Oatmeal Cookies - ButterYum

Okay, I know this is a bad picture, but there aren't any cookies left for a retake, and they're too good to make again, if you know what I mean.  You'll just have to take my word for it.  A little background for you - I bought a box of chopped dates for a specific recipe I wanted to try around the holidays, and I never got around to trying that recipe - not only that, but I forgot which recipe it was that I wanted to try.  So there I was, stuck with a box of chopped dates that I had no use for.  Thankfully there was a recipe for these cookies printed right there on the back of the box.  The family absolutely loved them - hope you do too.

Date Delight Oatmeal Cookies

makes 48 cookie (#50 scoop)

Printable Recipe


  • 16 tablespoons unsalted butter, room temperature

  • 1 cup packed brown sugar (light or dark)

  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar

  • 2 large eggs

  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract

  • 1 1/2 cups all purpose flour

  • 1 teaspoon baking soda

  • 1 teaspoon of cinnamon

  • 1/4 teaspoon fine salt

  • 3 cups quick-cooking oats

  • 8-ounces chopped dates (about 1 cup)


  1. Preheat oven to 350F.

  2. In a medium bowl, combine flour, baking soda, cinnamon, and salt; set aside.

  3. In the bowl of a stand mixer, cream together butter and sugars.

  4. Add eggs and vanilla.

  5. Add flour mixture, just until combined.

  6. Stir in oats and chopped dates.

  7. Using a #50 scoop, portion 12 scoops of dough per sheet tray and bake for 11-14 minutes until golden brown around the edges.

  8. Cool cookies on sheet tray for a few minutes before transferring to a cooling rack. Makes 4 dozen cookies.

recipe adapted from Amport Foods