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Mother's Date Dips from 1940's

Rated as 3 out of 5 Stars

"My mother used to bake these cookies for a special occasion, Christmas or for weddings. This recipe has been in the family for 100 years and was passed down from my grandmother to my mother. Hope you enjoy it."
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1 h servings 65
Original recipe yields 48 servings (48 date cookies)


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  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C). Grease 2 baking sheets. In a bowl, sift together the flour, baking powder, and salt.
  2. Beat butter and sugar in a bowl until light and fluffy with an electric mixer set on medium speed. Add egg and vanilla extract to mixture and beat in. Mix in the flour mixture in 3 additions, alternating with cream. Mixture should form a thick batter.
  3. One at a time, dip each date in the batter and place onto the prepared baking sheet.
  4. Bake one sheet at a time in the center of the preheated oven until the batter is lightly browned, about 10 minutes.

Nutrition Facts

Per Serving: 65 calories; 2.1 11.8 0.7 9 47 Full nutrition

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Maybe memories of growing up with these cookies added to the appreciation of them. Coming to them fresh, they were expensive, a lot of work, and nothing spectacular. The thick batter was more li...

Try adding more heavy cream to make a pancake like batter.