Sunday, October 24, 2010

Rich Date and Walnut Cookies

Cookie # 7 in:

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.)


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?

Let me know if you try these out.

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  1. Hi Colletta...I love dates!!! Delicious biscuits too...I can almost smell them from here...Dzintra♥x

  2. I went to Palm Springs last year and toured a date farm and tried dates for the first time. They are an amazing sweetener, and really great to bake with for people that are trying to eat healthier. These cookies seem like they would be good with dried cranberries, too. They look so good!

  3. My mom used to make date nut pinwheels at christmas time. They were always one of my favorites.
    These look really good. I'll bet you're having fun with this project. You're in my prayers.
    Love, Rhonda

  4. I love dates. These cookies sound yummy! My Aunt Carol makes a date pinwheel cookie too. So, so good!

  5. I purchased some dates without any clue what I was going to do with them. You just solved that dilema.



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