Boil dates, raisins and water for 3 minutes, or until thickened.
Add 1/2 stick of butter before cooling. Cool Thoroughly.
Add remaining ingredients. Mix well.
Drop By spoonfuls on ungreased cookie sheet. Bake at 375 Degrees for 10-12 minutes (depends on your oven).
I baked half in 10 minutes, it gave me darker brown cookies; the other half were baked at 8 minutes and it was light brown and prettier.