1 1/2 cups rolled oats (not instant)
1 cup unbleached all-purpose flour
1 cup (packed) dark brown sugar
1 teaspoon baking soda
  pinch salt
  grated zest of 1 small lemon
3/4 cup unsalted butter (1-1/2 sticks, softened)
2 cups chopped Earthbound Farm Organic Dates
1 cup granulated sugar
1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice