This cookie is chocolate-y, chewy, and sweet.

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Ingredients

48
Original recipe yields 48 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • In small cup, cover chopped dates with boiling water and let soak for 10 - 15 minutes. (If necessary, add additional boiling water to cover.) Drain liquid and discard.

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  • Combine flour, cocoa and baking powder and set aside.

  • In a large bowl, cream shortening and sugar until light and fluffy. Stir in dates and beat in vanilla extract. Gradually blend in the dry ingredients. Fold in corn flakes.

  • Break off pieces of dough (walnut sized). Roll into balls and place 1-1/2 inches apart on ungreased cookie sheet.

  • Bake at 350 degrees F (175 degrees C) for 12 - 15 minutes or until firm. Cool on wire racks.

Nutrition Facts

50.2 calories; 0.5 g protein; 5.1 g carbohydrates; 0 mg cholesterol; 18.8 mg sodium. Full Nutrition

Reviews (6)

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
01/14/2005
I have made this with chopped prunes raisins and walnuts in place of dates and have always turned out great...love the chewy-ness to this cookie THANKS Read More
(20)

Most helpful critical review

Rating: 1 stars
11/14/2006
These were not so good. I substituted Frosted Flakes for the corn flakes which I assumed would be OK. My cookies came out very very crumbly (probably didn't roll them into tight enough balls)and they had little flavor. Read More
(22)
9 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 4
  • 4 star values: 2
  • 3 star values: 1
  • 2 star values: 1
  • 1 star values: 1
Rating: 5 stars
01/14/2005
I have made this with chopped prunes raisins and walnuts in place of dates and have always turned out great...love the chewy-ness to this cookie THANKS Read More
(20)
Rating: 1 stars
11/13/2006
These were not so good. I substituted Frosted Flakes for the corn flakes which I assumed would be OK. My cookies came out very very crumbly (probably didn't roll them into tight enough balls)and they had little flavor. Read More
(22)
Rating: 5 stars
01/14/2005
I have made this with chopped prunes raisins and walnuts in place of dates and have always turned out great...love the chewy-ness to this cookie THANKS Read More
(20)
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Rating: 4 stars
10/06/2004
I thought these had an interesting texture. I made them for my husband to take to work and he came home with no cookies and many requests for the recipe. Read More
(20)
Rating: 2 stars
10/15/2006
We didn't like these cookies--very bland. I made them for a couple of children with dairy/egg allergies. I didn't end up giving them to them. They were easy to make and turned out fine but my husband and I thought they were quite flavorless. And we made them with a bit extra cocoa and some extra sugar. Even with that they were not chocolately at all not sweet (and my husband doesn't like things that are too sweet but he didn't like these) and pretty flavorless.. There's a faint date flavor with a faint chocolate flavor and the chewiness of the corn flakes was not really appealing to my husband. (They're not crunchy--there's just some bites with a chewiness to them.) They could use more cocoa more sugar some salt? They aren't even a healthy cookie because of all that shortening. Big disappointment for our particular taste buds. Read More
(19)
Rating: 5 stars
12/20/2010
I have had these cookies before and they were drizzled with chocolate glaze to give a little more sweetness very popular in New Zealand that way. I like them they have a good tin life. Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
08/12/2009
Somewhat unappealing. Chewy yes chocolaty sure but not really what I'm looking for in a cookie. The chewy cornflakes threw me off a bit. Read More
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