Adapted from taste.com
130g pitted dates, dried and chopped
1/4 tsp bicarbonate of soda
4 tablespoons boilin
1 cup plain flour
3 1/3 cup rolled oats
150g butter, softened
1/2 cup caster sugar
1/2 cup brown sugar
3 tsp ground cinnamon
Preheat the oven to 180 °C and line a baking tray with wax paper.
In a heatproof bowl add the chopped dates, bicarbonate of soda and boiling water. Mix together to combine then set aside for 10 minutes.
In a stand mixer or using a hand mixer, beat the butter and sugar together until pale and fluffy, this takes s good 5 minutes.Add the egg and mix to just combine.
In a separate bowl sift the flour, bicarbonate of soda and the ground cinnamon. Mix to combine then add the oats and mix again.
Use a tablespoon measure and roll into balls, place on the prepared tray making sure to leave space in between as they spread out a little. Bake for 12 minutes then remove from the oven and cool on a rack.