Justine's Cookies

All I want for Christmas is for the "recipe angel " to come to my house and sort out all these pieces of paper with recipes on them.  I don't know if the name of the cookie is Justine's Cookies or if someone named Justine gave me the recipe. I hate getting old.  I do remember I served these with a Creamy Orange Sherbet and they were wonderful.  If I don't forget I'll post the sherbet recipe later, if I find it.

Justine's Cookies
about 7 dozen
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1 cup butter
1 cup light brown sugar
2/3 cup sugar
1 egg beaten
2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
2 teaspoons baking soda
1/8 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 cup uncooked oatmeal, not instant
1 cup chopped dates
1 cup chopped pecans, toasted

Cream butter and sugars together thoroughly in large bowl of mixer.  Add egg and beat well.  Sift flour with soda and salt and add to mixture.  When blended, stir in oatmeal, dates, and nuts.  Pinch off small amount of dough, roll into balls about the size of a quarter, then roll in sugar.  Place about 2-inches apart on greased cookie sheet and bake at 30 degrees for 10 to as minutes.  (Cookies will puff up, then seem to collapse, but don't worry; they're suppose to.  They'll be crisp and crinkled on top, similar to macaroons.)