Date Cookies (Grandma Cookies)

READY IN: 30mins
Recipe by Kree6528

These are old fashioned cookies that have been in my family for many years. I have not tried them myself, but am submitting them in response to a request. I got the recipe from my great aunt, who says it's from her mother. She says they always used to call these "Grandma Cookies". I'm fairly sure you could use either softened butter or oil in place of the "fat"! Sorry I have no clue about how many cookies this makes or exactly how hot the oven should be!

Top Review by bildcase

I used butter and it blended up well and I've had one cookie so far, and even though it's hot-out-of-the-oven, it tastes really good especially since I added in some coconut. I just had another one, and it was still warmish so the full flavor a little more evident. Verdict is just in from my visiting Uncle Pat and my Pop, and they're giving it the thumbs up, and this is from folks in their early to mid eighties. It'll be attractive to kids surely with the natural sweet of the dates, and the 2 cups of sugar. Incidentally, I used unsweetened coconut, which worked, but I like real sweet SWEETNESS, so I'll use sweetened coconut next time. Good wholesome recipe... I might throw some oats in next time!

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Cream fat and sugar.
  2. Add the rest of the ingredients and mix.
  3. Chill for 2 hours or longer.
  4. Break bits of dough and flatten down with glass, 3 inches apart on greased baking sheet.
  5. Flatten with knife which has been dipped in cold water.
  6. Put 1/2 walnut or pecan on top.
  7. Bake for 10 minutes in moderate oven.

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