Recipes and Cooking Oatmeal Slices with Dates and Nuts Be the first to rate & review! 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. By BHG Test Kitchen BHG Test Kitchen The Better Homes & Gardens Test Kitchen has been in continuous operation for nearly 100 years, developing and testing practical, reliable recipes that readers can enjoy at home. The Test Kitchen team includes culinary specialists, food stylists, registered and licensed nutritionists, and other experts with Bachelor of Science degrees in food science, food and nutrition, or culinary arts. Together, the team tests more than 2,500 recipes, produces more than 2,500 food images, and creates more than 1,000 food videos each year in the state-of-the-art test kitchen. Learn about BHG's Editorial Process Published on August 22, 2017 Print Rate It Share Share Tweet Pin Email Prep Time: 20 mins Chill Time: 1 hrs Bake Time: 6 mins Total Time: 1 hrs 26 mins Servings: 72 Yield: 72 cookies Jump to Nutrition Facts Ingredients 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 Directions 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. 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). 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. 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. Rate it Print Nutrition Facts (per serving) 73 Calories 3g Fat 10g Carbs 1g Protein Show Full Nutrition Label Hide Full Nutrition Label 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.