Date-Pecan Balls

READY IN: 50mins
Recipe by evelynathens

These are great cookies - and they keep great too.

Top Review by spatchcock

Simply exquisite flavor in these cookies--made them today for Thanksgiving (tomorrow.) Some friends stopped by and I ended up serving about 1/3 of them! They are wonderful--I love the taste of the cloves and nutmeg, and I am already a date fan. Really wonderful (and I made these in my food processor!)

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Cream butter with sugar in large bowl.
  2. Mix in vanilla.
  3. Stir in flour and spices.
  4. Add pecans and dates and mix thoroughly.
  5. Shape into walnut-size balls.
  6. Transfer to wax paper lined tray.
  7. Freeze 15 minutes or refrigerate overnight.
  8. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
  9. Grease baking sheets.
  10. Arrange cookies, spacing 1 inch apart.
  11. Bake until golden, 15-20 minutes.
  12. Roll in icing sugar.
  13. Let cool slightly.
  14. Roll in icing sugar again.
  15. Store in airtight container.

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