Date Nut Cookies
These date nut cookies are great for holidays or for any time at all! Combine the dates with pecans, walnuts or other types of nuts for a unique taste. Fresh dates and nuts work best for this recipe.
3 cups flour
1 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 cup butter ( room temperature )
1 cup sugar (cane is preferred)
½ cup brown sugar (packed)
3 eggs (room temperature)
1 teaspoon vanilla
1 ½ cups chopped nuts
1 ½ cups pitted dates
Gather ingredients; turn oven on to preheat at 350 degrees Fahrenheit.
While oven is heating, line the baking sheets with parchment paper. Using a medium bowl mix the flour, baking soda and salt; set aside.
Mix the butter, sugar, brown sugar in a separate bowl for approximately 2 minutes until well combined.
Add eggs one at a time, mixing after each.
Add vanilla and mix well.
Add flour mixture a small amount at a time.
Low speed works best when adding this mixture.
Stir in chopped dates and shelled and chopped nuts (optional) as desired.
Chill dough for two hours if you have the time. If not bake each pan of cookies 8 to 11 minutes, cookies will be puffed and slightly golden brown. Drop by rounded teaspoonful onto cookie sheet.
Remove from oven and let cool for 5 minutes before placing on wire rack to finish cooling.
Note: Chilling the dough will allow for a cookie that is chewier. These make good cookies for cookie exchanges or gift giving. One easy way to attractively package these is to put them in a zip lock type bag and add stickers and ribbon.
Interested in the health benefits that Medjool Dates may offer? Take a peek at our related article. https://wegotnuts.com/blogs/whats-in-the-nut/health-benefits-of-medjool-dates