Date Drop Cookies Recipe

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Date Drop Cookies

Becky Burgess


These cookies are very moist and delicious! You may use Pecans or English Walnuts for the nuts. My friends and I like them with Pecans.
If you wish to make these healthier you can substitute 3 cups of whole wheat flour for 3 cups of the white flour.

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Makes 3 dozen cookies


15 Min


30 Min


8 Tbsp
boiling water
1 lb
chopped and pitted dates
2 c
2 c
dark brown sugar
1 c
white granulated sugar
2 tsp
baking soda
4 large
eggs (beaten)
6 c
white flour
1 tsp
2 tsp
2 c
coarsely chopped pecans or english walnuts

Directions Step-By-Step

Pour boiling water over dates, set aside. Cream shortening and sugars. Beat in eggs. In a separate bowl sift together the dry ingredients. Combine the dry ingredients to the wet mixture. Drain excess water from dates, stir in the vanilla. Add dates and nuts to cookie dough. Drop by rounded teaspoons onto a greased cookie sheet. Bake in a preheated 350 degree F oven for 12 minutes.

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Cookies
Other Tag: Healthy