Delicious soft & chewy date drop cookies with walnuts. Easy to make and quick to eat!

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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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  • Combine margarine or butter, salt, and vanilla; blend well. Add sugar and cream well. Beat eggs and blend into mixture.

  • Sift flour with soda and add to the creamed mixture, alternately with the milk. Mix thoroughly.

  • Stir in dates and nuts.

  • Drop from teaspoon and flatten with glass covered with damp cloth. Sprinkle with sugar.

  • Bake at 350 degrees for 12 to 15 minutes. Cool and enjoy.

Nutrition Facts

332 calories; protein 4.6g 9% DV; carbohydrates 48.4g 16% DV; fat 14.3g 22% DV; cholesterol 48.1mg 16% DV; sodium 264.7mg 11% DV. Full Nutrition

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
01/08/2007
I tried this recipe last year since I had left over dates to use. To my surprise they were a huge hit with family and friends. Great coffee cookie! I made them again this year and now they are a part of my Christmas Cookie baking ritual. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
12/07/2005
i made this recipe as part of a massive holiday cookie bake. if i were doing it at any other time i probably would have been pleased with the process. the end product is fine if a little bland (even with the addition of nutmeg and cinammon.) i might use half brown sugar in the future. as it was the recipe took a while to put together even using ye trusty hand mixer. chopping the dates was an enormous bother and frankly i will in the future stay away from any cookie recipe that requires sifting flour. finally due to their richness the cookie do take a full 12-15 minutes to bake. this is about twice the bake time i need to finish baking this weekend. i will certainly keep the cookie dough on hand - my husband loved them as they weren't too sweet for him. but quick and easy these ain't. well - for a more organized baker they might be. at any rate if you have to make a lot of them i'd suggest doing two batches at a time to save the hassle of doing everything twice. Read More
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24 Ratings
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  • 4 star values: 6
  • 3 star values: 2
  • 2 star values: 1
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 5 stars
01/07/2007
I tried this recipe last year since I had left over dates to use. To my surprise they were a huge hit with family and friends. Great coffee cookie! I made them again this year and now they are a part of my Christmas Cookie baking ritual. Read More
(20)
Rating: 3 stars
12/07/2005
i made this recipe as part of a massive holiday cookie bake. if i were doing it at any other time i probably would have been pleased with the process. the end product is fine if a little bland (even with the addition of nutmeg and cinammon.) i might use half brown sugar in the future. as it was the recipe took a while to put together even using ye trusty hand mixer. chopping the dates was an enormous bother and frankly i will in the future stay away from any cookie recipe that requires sifting flour. finally due to their richness the cookie do take a full 12-15 minutes to bake. this is about twice the bake time i need to finish baking this weekend. i will certainly keep the cookie dough on hand - my husband loved them as they weren't too sweet for him. but quick and easy these ain't. well - for a more organized baker they might be. at any rate if you have to make a lot of them i'd suggest doing two batches at a time to save the hassle of doing everything twice. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
10/26/2005
Nobody in this house is fond of dates (the dates were a gift and were quite fresh) but these cookies are really VERY nice. They hold their shape well and look very much like huge chocolate chip cookies. However you'll need to grease the cookie sheets as the cookies will stick a little. The dates taste far better than raisins in a cookie recipe in my opinion. Happy baking! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
05/25/2009
These cookies are the best ever. I made them to celebrate that my mom finished radiation. I am 11 years old and these are the first batch of cookies I have ever made by myself and not messed up they are incredibly easy. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
03/02/2009
I had some leftover dates from Christmas that I needed to use so I tried this recipe. These turned out so tender and delicious. The kids ate them right up. This recipe is a keeper. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/14/2012
Thank you so much for posting this recipe! My Texan grandmother (born 1910 she was old school) made this exact cookie for me as a kid in the 70's. I never had her recipe so when I saw yours... One bite took me right back to her kitchen after school. Wonderful! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
12/05/2005
This recipe was pretty good only complaint was that the cookies were hard after they cooled. I made sure not to overbake. Othewise they were good the whole family gives a thumbs up on this one.:) Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
09/13/2010
I baked these cookies for my Grandma's 102nd birthday--she loves dates. Following instructions exactly I thought the cookies were a little bland. So I sprinkled subsequent batches with a sugar/cinnamon mixture before baking and they were very good. Next time I'll use more dates and nuts. (Have to admit that the first thing I reached for all week when I walked in the door from work was one of these cookies. They stay soft to the last crumb!) And Grandma loved them too. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
02/05/2009
it was a easy to make and the cookies turned out really delicious!!!!!! Read More
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