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Food for the Gods Recipe

Food for the Gods

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"You'll feel closer to heaven upon tasting this cookie. Makes great giveaways."

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Original recipe makes 3 dozen Change Servings


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (180 degrees C).
  2. Grease and line a 9 x 13 inch pan.
  3. Combine first 4 ingredients. Take 1/2 cup of flour mixture and dredge the dates.
  4. Cream butter and sugars until light and fluffy. Add eggs, one at a time, and beat well after every addition. Gradually stir in flour mixture.
  5. Add dates and walnuts and stir until completely combined.
  6. Pour batter into prepared pan and bake for 10 minutes. Lower heat to 300 degrees F (150 degrees C) and bake for 30-40 minutes or until done.
  7. Cool on a wire rack for 20 minutes and cut into bars. Wrap individually with foil or colored cellophane wrap.
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Sep 12, 2003

I received rave reviews when I served this at my recent bunco party. My only suggestion would be to reduce the amount of butter by 3 or 4 TBS, or add a bit more flour because it was a bit oily after baking.

Most Helpful Critical Review
Mar 05, 2008

These were very good. I used 3/4c for the sugar and butter. They came out beautifully and I received compliments. I am rating three stars per recipe using too much butter and sugar. Made that way, they are too oily and rich.

Sep 12, 2003

GREAT!!!Best recipe I've ever tried.Just have to cut down butter to 3/4c and both sugars to 3/4c also.My 2 sons loved it and ate half of the cake before I can wrapped them individually.Thanks so much for sharing this recipe.Will definitely make it again!

Dec 04, 2003

Not only did my family gain lots of pounds because of this but when I made this as Christmas gifts to my friends, the people I gave them to finished them in one sitting. I've been receiving numerous requests ever since! Delicious!

May 27, 2007

Good FOR ALL OCCASIONS! My friends beg me to bake more each time. I would add 1/2 tsp of vanilla and it's even better.

Feb 12, 2008

Great recipe but, I changed a few things I used 2 9x13 pans and spread very thin to make it more like a cookie bar and for my conventional oven I reduced the times by 1/2 so for the highest temp setting I only put it in for 5 minutes and for the lower setting I put it for 15 minutes and it comes out perfect.

Dec 29, 2005

I love to bake and my husband has been bugging me about baking Food for the Gods and I kept telling him I don't have a recipe for that and thank goodness sombody introduced me to and got the recipe. Oh boy! since I first started baking that its like I have to make it and make it again and again. The baked product just wouldn't last for more than 3 days. Most of it of course were eaten by my husband. It is a great recipe! What more its so easy even my 4 year old can make it with a little help!

Mar 11, 2008

Add some brandy. Tastes much better and more 'Christmasy.'


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  • Calories
  • 289 kcal
  • 14%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 36.8 g
  • 12%
  • Cholesterol
  • 58 mg
  • 19%
  • Fat
  • 15.4 g
  • 24%
  • Fiber
  • 1.3 g
  • 5%
  • Protein
  • 3.3 g
  • 7%
  • Sodium
  • 169 mg
  • 7%

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

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