Recipe: Date Nut Cookies

March 20, 2022 | Recipes

Date Nut Cookies

1 cup vegetable shortening
1 cup granulated sugar
1 cup brown sugar
3 eggs, beaten
3 cups flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
½ teaspoon baking powder
½ teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon vanilla
1 cup nuts, chopped
½ pound dates, chopped

Preheat oven to 350°. 

Cream shortening and sugars, beating until fluffy. Add beaten eggs. Stir flour, baking soda, baking powder, salt, and vanilla into batter, mixing well. Add chopped nuts and dates. It is best to stir these in by hand. 

Drop by rounded teaspoonfuls onto greased cookie sheet. Bake about 10 minutes. 

Makes about 4 dozen cookies. 

Erma Kellenberger, West Amana


This recipe comes from the cookbook Seasons of Plenty: Amana Communal Cooking and was posted with permission of author Emilie Hoppe. Learn more about the book and how to purchase it.

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