Thursday, December 22, 2011

Rich Date and Walnut Cookies

This is another repeat  recipe.  I promise to have some new ones after Christmas, but there are just some favorites that have to be made.

These cookies are one of my mom's absolute favorites and I have to admit that I even liked them.  I thought I didn't like dates.  Who knew they were so sweet and delicious?  Well, besides the people who actually had tried them before?

The point of the story:  if you haven't tried dates, please do!  So yummy with the walnut combo.

Rich Date and Walnut Cookies




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
1 egg
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.)


Sweet, nutty and oh so good!


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5 comments:

  1. That looks good!

    I will have to try them.

    Thanks!

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  2. These look so wonderful! Thanks for sharing!

    Brandi - Keeping It Indie
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  4. Hi Colletta,
    I just love dates and I don't think I have ever had them in a cookie. This sounds so good and I can't wait to try this recipe. Thank you so much for sharing with Full Plate Thursday. I want to wish you and your family a very Merry Christmas!
    Come Back Soon,
    Miz Helen

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