A heavy cookie with dates and nuts. Derived from Bavarian Inn, Frankenmuth, Michigan.

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Ingredients

36
Original recipe yields 36 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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  • 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.

  • Drop by heaping spoonfuls onto an ungreased cookie sheet. Bake for 10 to 15 minutes in the preheated oven, until golden.

Nutrition Facts

179.4 calories; protein 3.1g 6% DV; carbohydrates 22.5g 7% DV; fat 9.4g 15% DV; cholesterol 22.3mg 7% DV; sodium 59.5mg 2% DV. Full Nutrition

Reviews (9)

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Rating: 5 stars
12/16/2003
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 chips. Read More
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10 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 6
  • 4 star values: 4
  • 3 star values: 0
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Rating: 5 stars
12/16/2003
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 chips. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
10/15/2006
nice sweet and soft cookies Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
12/20/2011
A good soft cookie. The walnuts and dates make it really different from other holiday cookies. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
11/22/2010
Excellent recipe! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/03/2018
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 Michigan Rocks. Now I know where the name comes from. The only variation is that I add raisins to match the amount of dates. I know a few people who add whiskey. One tip: Put cold cookies in the microwave (about 10 seconds or so for one cookie 15 seconds or so for two etc.). You'll think they just came out of the over. Fruit is so warm. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/10/2016
we used cranberries instead of dates very good Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
12/24/2019
Very nice cookie. Soft and not too sweet. I was hoping for a denser cookie but these are very tasty. I did decrease the nuts to one cup. Really couldn t see putting 3 cups in. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
11/13/2019
We love these cookies but like less walnuts. I make it as written but cut the walnuts in half. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
06/01/2019
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 family. Read More