Soft, delicious cookies with a date and pecan inside. The frosting is awesome!


Recipe Summary

1 hr
15 mins
30 mins
1 hr 45 mins
4 dozen cookies


Original recipe yields 48 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Instructions Checklist
  • Preheat oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C). Grease baking sheets or line with parchment paper.

  • Stuff a split piece of pecan half into each date. Beat 6 tablespoons butter and brown sugar in a mixing bowl until creamy; beat egg yolks into mixture until thoroughly combined.

  • Whisk flour, baking soda, and baking powder together in a separate bowl and gradually mix into moist ingredients, alternating with sour cream. Stir dates into dough to coat and use 2 tablespoons to pick up 1 date plus enough dough to cover. Drop dough and date onto prepared baking sheet; use the 2 spoons to shape dough around each date to cover.

  • Bake in the preheated oven until cookie is golden brown, 7 to 9 minutes. Cool.

  • Melt 6 tablespoons butter in a saucepan and heat until butter is golden brown in color and gives off a nutty fragrance, about 2 minutes. Stir confectioners' sugar, vanilla extract, and milk into hot butter and mix until frosting is smooth. Working quickly, spread warm frosting onto each date cookie. Frosting will set quickly and become hard to spread as it cools.

Nutrition Facts

130 calories; protein 1.2g 3% DV; carbohydrates 21.4g 7% DV; fat 4.8g 7% DV; cholesterol 22.5mg 8% DV; sodium 52.4mg 2% DV. Full Nutrition

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Rating: 4 stars
A bit putzy to make with stuffing pecans in dates but they taste good! They aren't the prettiest cookies with that date lump in them but they are really tasty and my husband liked them. That's what counts most.:-) I had to cook them a little longer than stated; my oven may run a little low. I had more frosting than I needed even frosting the cookies generously. It will be good on cinnamon rolls another day though. Read More