You'll feel closer to heaven upon tasting this cookie. Makes great giveaways.

Recipe Summary

Servings:
18
Yield:
3 dozen
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Ingredients

18
Original recipe yields 18 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (180 degrees C).

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  • Grease and line a 9 x 13 inch pan.

  • Combine first 4 ingredients. Take 1/2 cup of flour mixture and dredge the dates.

  • Cream butter and sugars until light and fluffy. Add eggs, one at a time, and beat well after every addition. Gradually stir in flour mixture.

  • Add dates and walnuts and stir until completely combined.

  • Pour batter into prepared pan and bake for 10 minutes. Lower heat to 300 degrees F (150 degrees C) and bake for 30-40 minutes or until done.

  • Cool on a wire rack for 20 minutes and cut into bars. Wrap individually with foil or colored cellophane wrap.

Nutrition Facts

289 calories; protein 3.3g 7% DV; carbohydrates 36.8g 12% DV; fat 15.4g 24% DV; cholesterol 58.1mg 19% DV; sodium 169mg 7% DV. Full Nutrition

Reviews (63)

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
09/12/2003
I received rave reviews when I served this at my recent bunco party. My only suggestion would be to reduce the amount of butter by 3 or 4 TBS or add a bit more flour because it was a bit oily after baking. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
03/06/2008
These were very good. I used 3/4c for the sugar and butter. They came out beautifully and I received compliments. I am rating three stars per recipe using too much butter and sugar. Made that way they are too oily and rich. Read More
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72 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 54
  • 4 star values: 11
  • 3 star values: 7
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 5 stars
09/12/2003
I received rave reviews when I served this at my recent bunco party. My only suggestion would be to reduce the amount of butter by 3 or 4 TBS or add a bit more flour because it was a bit oily after baking. Read More
(78)
Rating: 5 stars
09/12/2003
GREAT!!!Best recipe I've ever tried.Just have to cut down butter to 3/4c and both sugars to 3/4c also.My 2 sons loved it and ate half of the cake before I can wrapped them individually.Thanks so much for sharing this recipe.Will definitely make it again! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/04/2003
Not only did my family gain lots of pounds because of this but when I made this as Christmas gifts to my friends the people I gave them to finished them in one sitting. I've been receiving numerous requests ever since! Delicious! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
05/27/2007
Good FOR ALL OCCASIONS! My friends beg me to bake more each time. I would add 1/2 tsp of vanilla and it's even better. Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
03/05/2008
These were very good. I used 3/4c for the sugar and butter. They came out beautifully and I received compliments. I am rating three stars per recipe using too much butter and sugar. Made that way they are too oily and rich. Read More
(17)
Rating: 5 stars
02/13/2008
Great recipe but I changed a few things I used 2 9x13 pans and spread very thin to make it more like a cookie bar and for my conventional oven I reduced the times by 1/2 so for the highest temp setting I only put it in for 5 minutes and for the lower setting I put it for 15 minutes and it comes out perfect. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/29/2005
I love to bake and my husband has been bugging me about baking Food for the Gods and I kept telling him I don't have a recipe for that and thank goodness sombody introduced me to allrecipes.com and got the recipe. Oh boy! since I first started baking that its like I have to make it and make it again and again. The baked product just wouldn't last for more than 3 days. Most of it of course were eaten by my husband. It is a great recipe! What more its so easy even my 4 year old can make it with a little help! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
03/12/2008
Add some brandy. Tastes much better and more 'Christmasy.' Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/31/2006
yummy! i followed the recipe as it is and it turned out great. because it is so rich i only make this around christmas time in place of the more traditional fruit cake. Read More
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