Oatmeal Slices with Dates and Nuts

These make-ahead icebox oatmeal cookies are a great treat to whip up in a hurry. Fill them with dates and toasted pecans to make them a little more interesting.

Oatmeal Slices with Dates and Nuts
Prep Time:
20 mins
Chill Time:
1 hr
Bake Time:
6 mins
Total Time:
1 hr 26 mins
72 cookies


  • 1 cup butter, softened

  • 1 cup packed brown sugar

  • ½ cup granulated sugar

  • 1 teaspoon baking soda

  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon

  • ½ teaspoon salt

  • 1 egg

  • 1 teaspoon vanilla

  • 1 ¾ cup all-purpose flour

  • 2 cup rolled oats

  • 1 cup pitted dates, chopped

  • ½ cup finely chopped toasted pecans


  1. In a large bowl beat butter with a mixer on medium to high 30 seconds. Add the next five ingredients (through salt). Beat until combined, scraping bowl as needed. Beat in egg and vanilla. Beat in as much of the flour as you can with the mixer. Stir in any remaining flour, the oats, dates, and pecans.

  2. Divide dough in half. Shape each half into a 2-inch-diameter roll. Wrap each in plastic wrap or waxed paper; chill dough until firm enough to slice (1 to 2 hours).

  3. Preheat oven to 375°F. Use a serrated knife to cut rolls into 1/4-inch slices; place 2 inches apart on an ungreased cookie sheet.

  4. Bake 6 to 8 minutes or until edges are light brown. Remove; cool on wire rack.

To Store

Layer cookies between sheets of waxed paper in an airtight container; cover. Store at room temperature up to 3 days or freeze up to 3 months.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

73 Calories
3g Fat
10g Carbs
1g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 72
Calories 73
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 3g 4%
Saturated Fat 2g 10%
Cholesterol 9mg 3%
Sodium 56mg 2%
Total Carbohydrate 10g 4%
Total Sugars 6g
Protein 1g
Calcium 6mg 0%
Iron 0.3mg 2%
Potassium 29mg 1%
Folate, total 6.7mcg

*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.

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