This recipe is easy, tasty, and sweet. It's packed with sesame seeds, nuts and dates in a sweet cardamom dough. You are gonna love it.

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Ingredients

16
Original recipe yields 16 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Grease an 8x8 inch square baking pan.

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  • In a medium bowl, mix together the butter, honey, eggs, vanilla and cardamom with an electric mixer until light and fluffy. Use a spoon to stir in sesame seeds, dates, and walnuts. Gradually mix in flour until well blended. Spread the batter evenly into the prepared pan.

  • Bake for 20 minutes in the preheated oven, or until set. Cool in the pan for a few minutes, then cut into 16 squares, and dust with confectioners' sugar.

Nutrition Facts

178.4 calories; 3.1 g protein; 25.2 g carbohydrates; 30.9 mg cholesterol; 30.6 mg sodium. Full Nutrition

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 4 stars
11/17/2004
Although I think the name is a bit exagerrated these are quite good. They are not too sweet and I didn't feel as guilty eating 4 in a row warm from the oven as I would chocolate chip cookies because they are so nutrient dense. They aren't your traditional American cookie but if you like cardamom and dates it's a good one to try. All I did differently was to substitute pecans for the walnuts. I think they tasted best eaten warm the same day. Read More
(5)

Most helpful critical review

Rating: 2 stars
11/21/2004
I liked using Cardamom in a recipe. Along with the Dates walnuts and sesame seeds this is not like any other cookie recipe that I've had. However It lacks a few traditional cookie elements (salt leavening agent) which makes it taste more like an unfinished flat-tasting cookie than anything. If I try making this cookie again I will likely add some salt and baking soda along with some other additions and subtractions to change the consistancy of the dough and to make these taste more like a truely finished cookie than my current product. I would recommend this recipe to those who like to twick there recipes into their own as this recipe has a lot of possibilies... Read More
(5)
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Rating: 4 stars
11/17/2004
Although I think the name is a bit exagerrated these are quite good. They are not too sweet and I didn't feel as guilty eating 4 in a row warm from the oven as I would chocolate chip cookies because they are so nutrient dense. They aren't your traditional American cookie but if you like cardamom and dates it's a good one to try. All I did differently was to substitute pecans for the walnuts. I think they tasted best eaten warm the same day. Read More
(5)
Rating: 2 stars
11/21/2004
I liked using Cardamom in a recipe. Along with the Dates walnuts and sesame seeds this is not like any other cookie recipe that I've had. However It lacks a few traditional cookie elements (salt leavening agent) which makes it taste more like an unfinished flat-tasting cookie than anything. If I try making this cookie again I will likely add some salt and baking soda along with some other additions and subtractions to change the consistancy of the dough and to make these taste more like a truely finished cookie than my current product. I would recommend this recipe to those who like to twick there recipes into their own as this recipe has a lot of possibilies... Read More
(5)