Food for the Gods


You'll feel closer to heaven upon tasting these "food for the gods" cookies. They make great giveaways.

Prep Time:
25 mins
Cook Time:
30 mins
Additional Time:
20 mins
Total Time:
1 hr 15 mins
3 dozen


  • 1 ¼ cups sifted all-purpose flour

  • ½ teaspoon baking powder

  • ½ teaspoon baking soda

  • ¼ teaspoon salt

  • 1 cup dates, pitted and chopped

  • 1 cup unsalted butter, softened

  • 1 cup white sugar

  • 1 cup packed brown sugar

  • 3 large eggs

  • 1 cup chopped walnuts


  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F (180 degrees C). Grease a 9x13-inch baking pan and line with parchment paper.

  2. Whisk flour, baking powder, baking soda, and salt together in a bowl. Transfer 1/2 cup to a smaller bowl; add dates and toss to coat.

  3. Cream butter, white sugar, and brown sugar in a large bowl with an electric mixer until light and fluffy. Add eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition. Gradually stir in flour mixture, then stir in floured dates and walnuts until well combined. Pour batter into the prepared pan.

  4. Bake in the preheated oven for 10 minutes. Reduce the heat to 300 degrees F (150 degrees C) and bake until top is dry and edges have started to pull away from the sides of the pan, 30 to 40 minutes.

  5. Cool on a wire rack for 20 minutes before cutting into 36 bars.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

139 Calories
7g Fat
18g Carbs
1g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 36
Calories 139
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 7g 9%
Saturated Fat 4g 18%
Cholesterol 14mg 5%
Sodium 76mg 3%
Total Carbohydrate 18g 7%
Dietary Fiber 1g 3%
Protein 1g
Vitamin C 0mg 1%
Calcium 16mg 1%
Iron 0mg 2%
Potassium 56mg 1%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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