Date Drop Cookies II

These are the perfect cookies for when you want something sweet, but don’t want to make a big production out of it. They come together quickly and only require a few ingredients that you probably already have on hand. The end result is a chewy, deliciously spiced cookie studded with bits of dates.


  • 1 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 cup shortening
  • 3/4 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1/2 cup sour cream
  • 2 1/2 cups dates, pitted and chopped
  • 1 cup walnut halves


Preheat oven to 400 degrees F (205 degrees C). Grease two baking sheets.

In a large bowl, cream together shortening and brown sugar. Beat in the egg and the sour cream. Gradually blend in flour mixture. Fold in dates.

Drop dough by teaspoonfuls 1-1/2 inches apart onto baking sheets. Press a walnut half into the center of each cookie.Bake for 8-10 minutes until lightly colored

Nutrition Facts

  • Calories: 210
  • Fat: 10 g
  • Cholesterol: 20 mg
  • Sodium: 150 mg
  • Carbohydrates: 30 g
  • Fiber: 2 g
  • Protein: 3 g
Date Drop Cookies II
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