Prep 30 mins
Cook 12 mins
Wow! If you loooove dates, and you are looking for a cookie that's chock-full of these sweet, chewy members of the fruit family, then this is the cookie for you. So moist and delicious, it's hard to stop at just one! And the good news is, your overindulgence can be forgiven (slightly!) by the nutritional value inherent in the oats. The recipe comes from the back of a box of Amport chopped dates; you can use those, or for extra moistness you can buy whole dates and chop them yourself. Enjoy!
- Preheat oven to 350 Fahrenheit.
- Cream together the softened butter and the two sugars. Add eggs and vanilla and combine well.
- Sift together flour, baking soda, salt, and cinnamon; add this to butter mixture, blending well. Fold in oats and dates.
- Drop dough onto ungreased cookie sheets by heaped teaspoonful. Bake for 12-15 minutes or until golden brown. Remove cookies from baking sheet and place on racks to cool completely.
I did do my own date chopping & used the Medjool variety! Also used some brown sugar that I put together myself (I've been going nuts with that kind of thing lately!) & have to admit that these are some of the best tasting date cookies I've ever had! Definitely a keeper of a recipe, & I'll have these on my counter a lot during the up-coming winter holidays! [Made & reviewed for one of my adopted orphans in the current Pick A Chef]