Jim jams

Yield: 36 Servings

Measure Ingredient
2 cups Oatmeal
2 cups Flour
1 cup Brown sugar
½ cup Lard
½ cup Butter
½ teaspoon Soda
½ cup Buttermilk*
FILLING
1 pounds Dates
Water
½ cup Sugar** or use orange juice

*or ½ tb lemon juice and fill up to ½ cup mark with milk. Mix all ingredients. Chill well. Roll thin, spread half with date filling.

Cover with other half. Cut into small rectangles and bake on oiled cookie sheet. Bake at 375F about 10 min. OR cut circles about 3 inches across, put a bit of filling in the middle and fold over. OR cut small circles and put filling on one and cover with another.

Strawberry jam makes a tasty filling.

FILLING: Cook 1 pound of dates with small quantity of water and ½ cup sugar. (**Or use orange rind and orange juice and omit sugar.) Chill.

Source: Abigail Breadner Shaw's handwritten cookbook with suggestions from her granddaughter. Abigail lived just west of Toronto, Ontario from about 1860-1925.

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