Canadian Date Squares
Cream the butter and shortening; gradually add the brown sugar, then the flour, oatmeal and soda.
This will give you a very stiff dough, which you will have to knead with the hands to work smooth.
Do not be tempted to add liquid.
If it will not hold to-gether its because the shortening and butter were not sufficiently well creamed.
Divide into two portions and roll half to ¼ inch thickness and spread out on bottom of a greased pan.
Cover with following date mixture: ½ cup of dates chopped, ½ cup brown sugar, one tablespoon cornstarch, 1 cup of hot water.
Cook until thick stirring constantly.
Spread over oatmeal mixture and roll second oatmeal portion and put on top.
Bake about 1 hour in 350℉ (180℃) F oven.