1/2 cup packed light brown sugar
1/4 cup sugar
1 cup flour
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/8 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon cinnamon
1 1/4 cups coarsely chopped dates
1 cup coarsely chopped walnuts
1/2 cup (1 stick) butter, softened
Preheat oven to 350.
Combine all dry ingredients in a large bowl.
Add softened butter and eggs. Beat until thoroughly mixed.
Drop by teaspoonfuls onto ungreased cookie sheet.
Bake for 10-12 minutes. Remove cookies from oven and let cool on cookie sheet for 1 minute, then transfer to cooling rack. (Makes 2 1/2 to 3 dozen.)
Up until I made these cookies I would have said, "Dates. Ewww!" I had never tried them because I didn't THINK I liked them. They looked too much like raisens. For the sake of this project, though, I thought I'd try out these cookies. They smelled wonderful! And guess what? They tasted WONDERFUL! Yummy! What have I been missing all these years?