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Date Drop Cookies I Recipe

Date Drop Cookies I

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"Delicious soft & chewy date drop cookies with walnuts. Easy to make and quick to eat! "

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Original recipe makes 3 dozen Change Servings


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (180 degrees C).
  2. Combine margarine or butter, salt, and vanilla; blend well. Add sugar and cream well. Beat eggs and blend into mixture.
  3. Sift flour with soda and add to the creamed mixture, alternately with the milk. Mix thoroughly.
  4. Stir in dates and nuts.
  5. Drop from teaspoon and flatten with glass covered with damp cloth. Sprinkle with sugar.
  6. Bake at 350 degrees for 12 to 15 minutes. Cool and enjoy.
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Jan 07, 2007

I tried this recipe last year since I had left over dates to use. To my surprise they were a huge hit with family and friends. Great coffee cookie! I made them again this year and now they are a part of my Christmas Cookie baking ritual.

Most Helpful Critical Review
Dec 07, 2005

i made this recipe as part of a massive holiday cookie bake. if i were doing it at any other time i probably would have been pleased with the process. the end product is fine, if a little bland (even with the addition of nutmeg and cinammon.) i might use half brown sugar in the future. as it was, the recipe took a while to put together, even using ye trusty hand mixer. chopping the dates was an enormous bother, and frankly i will in the future stay away from any cookie recipe that requires sifting flour. finally, due to their richness, the cookie do take a full 12-15 minutes to bake. this is about twice the bake time i need to finish baking this weekend. i will certainly keep the cookie dough on hand - my husband loved them, as they weren't too sweet for him. but quick and easy these ain't. well - for a more organized baker they might be. at any rate, if you have to make a lot of them, i'd suggest doing two batches at a time to save the hassle of doing everything twice.


22 Ratings

Oct 26, 2005

Nobody in this house is fond of dates, (the dates were a gift and were quite fresh) but these cookies are really VERY nice. They hold their shape well and look very much like huge chocolate chip cookies. However, you'll need to grease the cookie sheets as the cookies will stick a little. The dates taste far better than raisins in a cookie recipe, in my opinion. Happy baking!

May 25, 2009

These cookies are the best ever. I made them to celebrate that my mom finished radiation. I am 11 years old and these are the first batch of cookies I have ever made by myself and not messed up, they are incredibly easy.

Mar 02, 2009

I had some leftover dates from Christmas that I needed to use so I tried this recipe. These turned out so tender and delicious. The kids ate them right up. This recipe is a keeper.

Dec 05, 2005

This recipe was pretty good, only complaint was that the cookies were hard after they cooled. I made sure not to overbake. Othewise, they were good, the whole family gives a thumbs up on this one. :)

Dec 14, 2012

Thank you so much for posting this recipe! My Texan grandmother (born 1910, she was old school) made this exact cookie for me as a kid in the 70's. I never had her recipe, so when I saw yours... One bite, took me right back to her kitchen after school. Wonderful!

Oct 17, 2011

Loved it, and the other day i didnt have dates so i used raisins and walnuts which also tastes amazing!


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  • Calories
  • 332 kcal
  • 17%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 48.4 g
  • 16%
  • Cholesterol
  • 48 mg
  • 16%
  • Fat
  • 14.3 g
  • 22%
  • Fiber
  • 2.3 g
  • 9%
  • Protein
  • 4.6 g
  • 9%
  • Sodium
  • 265 mg
  • 11%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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