Rating: 4.9 stars
10 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 9
  • 4 star values: 1
  • 3 star values: 0
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 0

I got this recipe as a young girl when I spent the summer with my great grandma. Now I make them for my family and they all love them. "Granny" lives on if only through my recipe box.

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Ingredients

12
Original recipe yields 12 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).

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  • Combine flour and baking soda in a small mixing bowl.

  • Cream butter, brown sugar, vanilla and white sugar together. Beat in eggs. Mix well. Slowly blend in the flour mixture. Fold in the dates. Drop dough by teaspoonful into crushed corn flake cereal until coated.

  • Bake on ungreased cookie sheets for 10 to 15 minutes.

Nutrition Facts

391 calories; protein 4.4g; carbohydrates 57.7g; fat 16.5g; cholesterol 71.7mg; sodium 249.5mg. Full Nutrition
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Reviews (7)

Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
11/30/2006
At 83 I'm close to age of great grandma. I had this recipe a way back too and lost it. It was a favorite so I'M SO HAPPY TO FIND IT AGAIN. THANKS. Read More
(10)
10 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 9
  • 4 star values: 1
  • 3 star values: 0
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 5 stars
11/29/2006
At 83 I'm close to age of great grandma. I had this recipe a way back too and lost it. It was a favorite so I'M SO HAPPY TO FIND IT AGAIN. THANKS. Read More
(10)
Rating: 5 stars
01/24/2006
I wanted to try to make a cookie using the dates I had and I happened to have frosted flakes too. I thought the cookies were great. I'm not a big fan of dates either but the cereal really gave the cookie a sweet crunchy texture and the cookies were chewy on the inside just the way I like it. Read More
(8)
Rating: 5 stars
01/25/2008
Was looking for a recipe to use up left over dates in & tried this one. Great cookies easy to make and taste yummy. May have to buy more dates & make more now. (: Sandy Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
05/02/2011
Teaspoon sized dough rounds makes alot more than two dozens. I made teaspoon and tablespoon size rounds and both were good. The rounds are indeed quite crunchy. I probably would cut my dates in smaller pieces next time. I used vanilla and almond Special K cereal. Good but I prefer chewy cookies. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
02/21/2015
Next time I will make a bigger batch so I can have some. I think my hubby ate a dozen right off the bat. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
11/27/2016
I turned these into maple and date cookies for Thanksgiving and everyone went crazy for them! I used 1 tsp vanilla and 1 tsp maple extract. Makes a lot of cookies. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/22/2019
I made the recipe exactly as described. Delicious cookies. My husband likes a crunchy cookie and this fit the bill. The recipe is a keeper for us. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
11/30/2020
Very easy to make. I made these for my friend who’s mum made these when she was a child. We are hoping this is the recipe! She likes figs so I did a half of cup of dates and a half a cup of figs. I used corn flakes instead of the frosted ones. With this recipe it made 32 cookies! Read More