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German Rocks

Rated as 4.62 out of 5 Stars

"A heavy cookie with dates and nuts. Derived from Bavarian Inn, Frankenmuth, Michigan."
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25 m servings 179
Original recipe yields 36 servings (3 dozen)


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  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).
  2. In a medium bowl, cream the butter and sugar. Add eggs, one at a time, beating after each. Dissolve the baking soda in the hot water, add it to the egg mixture. Stir in the flour and cinnamon until well blended. Finally, stir in the dates and walnuts so they are evenly distributed.
  3. Drop by heaping spoonfuls onto an ungreased cookie sheet. Bake for 10 to 15 minutes in the preheated oven, until golden.

Nutrition Facts

Per Serving: 179 calories; 9.4 22.5 3.1 22 59 Full nutrition

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This is a wonderful recipe that is totally addicting. My son gave me the recipe and he said it was being passed all around offices on the east and west coast. A good change from chocolate chip...

A good, soft cookie. The walnuts and dates make it really different from other holiday cookies.

nice,sweet and soft cookies

I've been making a very similar recipe that my Mom would make every Christmas. I had been searching to find where the recipe came from and this seems to be it. In Pennsylvania, we call them Mich...

Excellent recipe!

we used cranberries instead of dates, very good

These are great! I swapped one of the eggs for a ripe banana, some of the sugar for agave, and half of the all purpose flour for whole wheat. Turned out beautifully and were a big hit with my fa...