Date Cookies

Date Cookies


"Spicy cookies with chewy dates. The dates sweeten these cookies without going overboard."


1 h 10 m servings 156 cals
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Original recipe yields 36 servings



  • Calories:
  • 156 kcal
  • 8%
  • Fat:
  • 7.8 g
  • 12%
  • Carbs:
  • 20.4g
  • 7%
  • Protein:
  • 2.1 g
  • 4%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 29 mg
  • 10%
  • Sodium:
  • 77 mg
  • 3%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  1. In a large bowl, cream together the butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Add the eggs one at a time, beating well with each addition. Combine the flour, baking soda, cinnamon and cloves; gradually stir into the creamed mixture. Combine the water and dates; stir into the dough along with the chopped pecans. Cover and chill for 1 hour.
  2. Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C). Grease cookie sheets. Drop by rounded spoonfuls onto the prepared cookie sheet.
  3. Bake for 8 to 10 minutes in the preheated oven. Allow cookies to cool on baking sheet for 5 minutes before removing to a wire rack to cool completely.
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  1. 27 Ratings


These are exactly what they say, nice and chewy. my Dates were a bit dry so i chopped them and heated through on the stove with a few tsp water just to soften them a bit. definately would make...

I followed the recipe's original "36 portion" measurements -- and I got 61 cookies out of it. I increased baking time to 12 minutes because I have silver reflective cookie sheets. The came out...

These cookies were very good. They are more of an "adult" cookie than a "kid" cookie. I recommend leaving them in the oven for a full 10 minutes and following the recipe instructions of lettin...

These cookies were so delicious! I found them to be more delicate than chewy, but definitely soft. My cookies were probably about 1 tbls. drops and I had to bake them more like 13 than 8-10. I'm...

I used half white and half brown sugar. I increased the spices a bit. I found that these were a bit dry but very tasty. They kept very well not like some cake recipes that tend to stick togeth...

If you love dates, you'll love these cookies!

Even after baking an additional 5 minutes, these were undone inside and not nearly sweet enough. Let dough come to room temperature, rolled them in cinnamon-sugar and flattened them for next ba...

My "picky" kid liked these cookies. I chilled for a hour turned out okay for me.

i really enjoyed this cookie. I didn't change a thing.