Date Cookies


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

Original recipe makes 6 dozen


1 cup butter, softened
1 1/3 cups white sugar
3 eggs
3 cups sifted all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/4 teaspoon ground cloves
2 teaspoons water
1 1/2 cups chopped pitted dates
1 cup chopped pecans

  • PREP

    1 hr

  • COOK

    10 mins


    1 hr 10 mins


  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.


Calories: 156 kcal
Carbohydrates: 20.4 g
Cholesterol: 31 mg
Fat: 7.8 g
Fiber: 1.1 g
Protein: 2.1 g
Sodium: 77 mg