Grandma Parson's Cheery Cherry Date Nut Drop Cookies

Jane Whittaker


My sister has a life long bud, Mary Jane who had a Grandma Parsons that loved to bake.
Grandma Parsons gave this recipe to my Mom, and so there cookies have been in both families for several generations now.
These cookies are moist and loaded with fruits,nuts and dates, a perfect Christmas combination.


★★★★★ 4 votes

3 dozen cookies
20 Min
10 Min


  • 3 1/2 c
    all purpose flour
  • 1 tsp
    baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp
  • 1 c
    butter, softened
  • 2 c
    light brown sugar, packed
  • 2
  • 1/2 c
  • 1 c
    walnuts, chopped
  • 1 c
    maraschino cherries, halved
  • 2 c
    dates, chopped

How to Make Grandma Parson's Cheery Cherry Date Nut Drop Cookies


  1. Sift together flour, soda, salt.
    Set aside.
  2. Cream butter, brown sugar, eggs.
    Mix til light and fluffy
  3. Add creamed mixture alternately with flour mixture, then add buttermilk.
  4. Stir in nuts, cherries, dates.
  5. Drop by teaspoons on a lightly greased cookie sheet.
  6. Bake in a preheated 350 degree oven for 12 to 15 minutes, or unti lightly browned.

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About Grandma Parson's Cheery Cherry Date Nut Drop Cookies

Course/Dish: Cookies
Main Ingredient: Fruit
Regional Style: American
Other Tag: Quick & Easy

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