Date Filled Cookie Bars

Date Filled Cookie Bars The name says it all. A delicious bar cookie with rich date filling.

Ingredients

Original recipe yields 24 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified

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    SERVING : 24

    YIELD : 1 -9×13 inch pan

  • In a medium saucepan bring the dates, sugar, water, lemon zest and orange zest to a boil. Boil for 3 minutes, stirring constantly, then remove from the heat and set aside to cool.

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  • Preheat the oven to 325 degrees F (165 degrees C). Grease a 9×13 inch baking pan.

  • In a medium bowl, stir together the rolled oats, flour, baking soda, brown sugar and cinnamon. Stir in the walnuts and melted butter. Mixture will be somewhat crumbly. Press half of the mixture into the bottom of the prepared pan. Spread the date filling evenly over the crust. Crumble the rest of the crust mixture over the filling, and pat down slightly.

  • Bake for 25 to 30 minutes in the preheated oven. Cut into bars while warm. Dust with confectioners’ sugar when cooled.

Per Serving: 279 calories; protein 2.9g; carbohydrates 44.4g; fat 11.3g; cholesterol 20.3mg; sodium 84.3mg.