Food for the Gods

Food for the Gods


"You'll feel closer to heaven upon tasting this cookie. Makes great giveaways."


servings 289 cals
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Original recipe yields 18 servings



  • Calories:
  • 289 kcal
  • 14%
  • Fat:
  • 15.4 g
  • 24%
  • Carbs:
  • 36.8g
  • 12%
  • Protein:
  • 3.3 g
  • 7%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 58 mg
  • 19%
  • Sodium:
  • 169 mg
  • 7%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (180 degrees C).
  2. Grease and line a 9 x 13 inch pan.
  3. Combine first 4 ingredients. Take 1/2 cup of flour mixture and dredge the dates.
  4. Cream butter and sugars until light and fluffy. Add eggs, one at a time, and beat well after every addition. Gradually stir in flour mixture.
  5. Add dates and walnuts and stir until completely combined.
  6. Pour batter into prepared pan and bake for 10 minutes. Lower heat to 300 degrees F (150 degrees C) and bake for 30-40 minutes or until done.
  7. Cool on a wire rack for 20 minutes and cut into bars. Wrap individually with foil or colored cellophane wrap.
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  1. 54 Ratings


I received rave reviews when I served this at my recent bunco party. My only suggestion would be to reduce the amount of butter by 3 or 4 TBS, or add a bit more flour because it was a bit oily a...

GREAT!!!Best recipe I've ever tried.Just have to cut down butter to 3/4c and both sugars to 3/4c also.My 2 sons loved it and ate half of the cake before I can wrapped them individually.Thanks so...

Not only did my family gain lots of pounds because of this but when I made this as Christmas gifts to my friends, the people I gave them to finished them in one sitting. I've been receiving num...

Good FOR ALL OCCASIONS! My friends beg me to bake more each time. I would add 1/2 tsp of vanilla and it's even better.

Great recipe but, I changed a few things I used 2 9x13 pans and spread very thin to make it more like a cookie bar and for my conventional oven I reduced the times by 1/2 so for the highest temp...

I love to bake and my husband has been bugging me about baking Food for the Gods and I kept telling him I don't have a recipe for that and thank goodness sombody introduced me to ...

These were very good. I used 3/4c for the sugar and butter. They came out beautifully and I received compliments. I am rating three stars per recipe using too much butter and sugar. Made that...

Add some brandy. Tastes much better and more 'Christmasy.'

yummy! i followed the recipe as it is and it turned out great. because it is so rich, i only make this around christmas time in place of the more traditional fruit cake.