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       Title: Favorite Oatmeal Date Cookies
  Categories: Cookies
       Yield: 60 servings
       1 l  Pitted dates
       2 c  Water
     1/3 c  Tahini
            (old fashioned peanut butter
            May be substituted)
       1 c  Wheat germ
       9 c  Old fashioned rolled oats
       2 ts Baking powder
       2 ts Baking soda
     1/2 ts Salt
   2 1/2 ts Vanilla
       2 c  Chopped toasted pecans
   2 1/2 c  Raisins
      Chop dates in food processor.  Add part or all of the water and blend
   until dated are pureed.  Pour puree and any remaining water into a very
   large mxing bowl.  Add tahini and blend well. Add wheat germ, oats, baking
   powder, baking soda, and salt and blend well. Add vanilla while beaters are
   mixing the dough. Slowly blend in nuts and raisins. Batter will be very
   stiff.  Blend until all ingredients are evenly distributed.
       Preheat over to 350 degrees.  Drop onto non-stick cookie shhet and
   flatten with a spoon.  Or shape by hand into desired shapes. These cookies
   will not flatten or spread. They may be baked close together. Bake 12 to 15
   minutes or more, depending on sides, at 350 degrees.  Store in