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Soft Oatmeal with dates and walnut cookies on a metal pewter plate with walnuts, whole dates and raisins.

Soft Oatmeal with Dates and Walnut Cookies

Barbara Hall
Oatmeal cookies in the fall are the best! Add some fruits and nuts along with mascarpone for softness, and this is a perfect cookie.
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 15 mins
Total Bake Time 38 mins
Chill 1 hr
Total Time 1 hr 53 mins
Course Cookies
Cuisine American
Servings 34 cookies
Calories 148 kcal


  • ½ cup Butter unsalted 1 stick softened
  • 8 ounces Mascarpone softened
  • ½ cup Sugar white 99 g
  • ½ cup Sugar light brown 107 g
  • 1 Egg
  • 1 teaspoon Vanilla extract
  • ½ teaspoon Orange juice
  • ½ Tablespoon Orange zest
  • 1-½ cups All-purpose flour 195 g
  • ½ teaspoon Baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon Baking Powder
  • ½ teaspoon Kosher salt
  • ½ teaspoon Cinnamon Plus or regular cinnamon Pampered Chef
  • 2 cups Old fashion oats 198 g
  • 20-25 Dates chopped whole and pitted
  • 1 cup Walnuts chopped
  • ½ cup Raisins


  • Zest and juice one orange into separate bowls. I love the sweetness of dates, and I cut up 25 pitted dates into a bowl and set it aside. Next, weigh or measure the sugars into another bowl. Finally, weigh or measure the flour, oats, baking soda, baking powder, salt, cinnamon and run a whisk through to blend.
  • In your mixer bowl, add the butter and mascarpone and blend till incorporated. Now, add the sugars and mix for 1 minute at medium speed. Next, add the vanilla extract, orange juice, orange zest, and the egg and mix for a minute or until there is no more egg color left. Scrape down the sides and now add the flour mixture. Finally, add the dates, walnuts, and raisins and blend for 30 seconds.
  • Take the bowl and cover loosely with plastic wrap and refrigerate for an hour. Of course, you can do longer; it will not hurt the cookie dough.
  • Preheat the oven to 350°. I use a medium cookie scoop to get even size cookies. Add twelve scoops to a half-sheet pan covered with parchment paper. Next, take a flat bottom water glass and lightly press it down on the mounds to flatten them out just a little. Bake for 12-13 minutes. Leave them on the pan for a minute before moving them to a cooling rack. Enjoy.


Pampered Chef's Cinnamon Plus Spice Blend 
The Cinnamon Plus spice is one of my favorites for making cookies for the holidays. Unfortunately, it is only offered around this time of year, so follow the link if you would like to try it. I am not affiliated with Pampered Chef.


Calories: 148kcalCarbohydrates: 17gProtein: 2gFat: 8gSaturated Fat: 4gPolyunsaturated Fat: 2gMonounsaturated Fat: 1gTrans Fat: 1gCholesterol: 19mgSodium: 71mgPotassium: 93mgFiber: 1gSugar: 10gVitamin A: 186IUVitamin C: 1mgCalcium: 30mgIron: 1mg
Keyword easy oatmeal cookies, mascarpone cookies, raisin oatmeal cookies, soft oatmeal cookies
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