Date Drop Cookies Recipe

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These cookies are the very first my mom taught me to bake, when I was 8 years old. They were my favorite cookies then, and they still are today. I just love the soft, chewy goodness of them!

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  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees
  2. In a saucepan, bring the water and dates to the boil. Remove from heat and stir in the baking soda. Set aside to cool.
  3. Cream the shortening, white and brown sugar.
  4. Add in and mix the eggs, flour, salt, baking powder, nutmeg, cinnamon and vanilla extract, and the cooled date mixture.
  5. Drop by the spoonful onto a parchment paper-lined cookie sheet.
  6. Bake 12 to 15 minutes.
  7. *Raisins may be substituted for the dates, if desired


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  • Claudia lamascolo
    Awesome recipe dates, cinnamon and your wonderful mom that helped us get the recipe... what can be better nothing!

    Thanks for adding this to the group they will love this one too!


    • Corey Irwin
      June 19, 2011
      Sounds delicious!
      • annie
        April 4, 2011
        I love dates I can not wait to try this recipe it is wonderful that it came from your mom
        That makes it special
        • A.L. Wiebe
          April 2, 2011
          Thanks, enjoy!
          • Foodessa
            April 2, 2011
            Memories...cookies...and our Moms. What more can we ask for ;o)

            I picked up this date cookie recipe because my Mommy will be thrilled when I bake her a batch of these treats. Thanks.

            Flavourful wishes,

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