Shields Date “Sugar” Cookies

Mix and let stand covered in refrigerator overnight:
1 cup Date “Sugar”
1/2 cup water
Add to the above:
1 cup white sugar
1 cup brown sugar
1 cup margarine
2 eggs
2 cups flour
1 tsp. baking soda
1 tsp. baking powder
1/2 tsp. salt
1/2 tsp. vanilla
3 cups quick oatmeal
Drop by rounded teaspoon on greased cookie sheet. Bake 350° F about 20 min. or until brown. Makes about 60 cookies.