Date Crystals® Dream

1/2 cup shortening
1 cup brown sugar
1 egg
1/2 cup milk
1-3/4 cup flour – measured after sifting
1 cup Shields Date Crystals®
1/4 cup rolled oats
2 tsp. baking powder
1 tsp. cinnamon
1/2 tsp. salt
1/2 cup nuts optional
Pour 1/2 cups water over the Shields Date Crystals®, cream shortening, sugar and salt. Add beaten egg, rolled oats and Date Crystals®. Sift other ingredients. Add alternately with milk. Drop teaspoonfuls in shallow greased pan. Bake 45 min. in oven at 350° F.