The request for these Date Nut Cookies comes from reader Darlene. Looks like these would be a lovely Christmas cookie.
Sadly, Darlene lost all of her collection in the Katrina hurricane. She said that after the collection was under water, it turned into one solid block of recipe cards that could not be separated. The collection I got at the thrift store had some cards sticking together, but definitely not that bad.
Darlene also asked for Shortbread Squares!
Using only a few ingredients make these crunchy cookies easy to put together. There is also very little clean-up. These cookies can be frozen if packed airtight.
Date Nut Cookies
- 1/2 cup butter
- 1/2 cup powdered sugar
- 1 teaspoon vanilla
- 1 1/4 cup all purpose flour
- 2/3 cup dates pitted and finely snipped
- 1/2 cup walnuts chopped
Cream butter, powdered sugar, and vanilla until blended. With hands, work in flour, dates, and nuts.
Shape into 1-inch balls. Arrange close together (cookies do not spread) on buttered cookie sheets.
Bake at 300 (above center of oven to avoid excessive browning on bottom) for 20 minutes or until golden brown.
Remove from sheets. Roll in additional powdered sugar while still warm. Cool on wire racks. Store airtight.