Cooking Recipes Catalogue

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!

INGREDIENTS (for 1 servings):


  • Blend flour, salt, and baking soda. Add brown sugar, margarine, eggs and molasses. Stir until smooth. Blend in oats.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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).