Spice Date Cookies Recipe

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Recipes.net Team Published May 1, 2020
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These spice date cookies are very soft and tasty, especially with the icing. You can definitely taste the spices in these cookies – they make your kitchen smell wonderful during cooking.

How To Make Spice Date Cookies

Cookies:

  • 1 cup shortening
  • 1 3/4 cup brown sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 cup nuts (chopped )
  • 1 cup cut up dates
  • 5 Tbsp. sour cream
  • 4 cups flour
  • 1 tsp. baking soda
  • 1 tsp. baking powder
  • 2 tsp. cinnamon
  • 1/4 tsp. salt
  • 1/2 tsp. nutmeg
  • 1 tsp. cloves
  • 2 tsp. vanilla

Frosting:

  • 1 3/4 cup powdered sugar
  • 1/8 tsp. salt
  • 3 Tbsp. strong coffee (cold)
  • 3 Tbsp. butter
  • 1 tsp. vanilla
  1. In a bowl, cream together shortening and brown sugar.
  2. Add eggs, chopped nuts, cut up dates, and sour cream.
  3. Beat for 3 minutes and then add flour, baking soda, baking powder, cinnamon, salt, nutmeg, cloves and vanilla.
  4. Shape into loaf on wax paper.
  5. Make loaf 3 inches wide.
  6. Chill for several hours.
  7. Slice and bake until light and soft on ungreased pan.
  8. Bake 8 minutes at 350 degrees.
  9. Let cool on cooling rack.
  10. For frosting, mix powdered sugar, salt, coffee, butter and vanilla.
  11. Allow frosting to dry before storing in containers.
  12. Let cool/set and then frost cookies.

How To Make Spice Date Cookies

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Make a soft and chewy Spice Date Cookies with the perfect blend of cinnamon and nutmeg. You will only need a few simple ingredients to make this simply delicious and healthy cookie.

Preparation Time: 1 hr 10 mins
Cooking Time: 10 mins
Total Time: 1 hr 20 mins
Makes:
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Ingredients

Cookies:

  • 1 cup shortening
  • cups brown sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 cup nuts, chopped
  • 1 cup dates, cut up
  • 5 tbsp sour cream
  • 4 cups flour
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 2 tsp cinnamon
  • ¼ tsp salt
  • ½ tsp nutmeg
  • 1 tsp cloves
  • 2 tsp vanilla

Frosting:

  • cups powdered sugar
  • tsp salt
  • 3 tbsp strong coffee, cold
  • 3 tbsp butter
  • 1 tsp vanilla

Instructions

  1. In a bowl, cream together shortening and brown sugar.

  2. Add eggs, chopped nuts, cut-up dates, and sour cream.

  3. Beat for three minutes and then add flour, baking soda, baking powder, cinnamon, salt, nutmeg, cloves, and vanilla.

  4. Shape into a loaf on wax paper.

  5. Make a loaf that is 3 inches wide.

  6. Chill for several hours.

  7. Slice and bake until light and soft on ungreased pan.

  8. Bake for 8 minutes at 350 degrees F.

  9. Let cool on a cooling rack.

  10. For the frosting, mix powdered sugar, salt, coffee, butter, and vanilla.

  11. Allow frosting to dry before storing in containers.

  12. Let cool/set and then frost the cookies.

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Nutrition

  • Calcium: 23mg
  • Calories: 164kcal
  • Carbohydrates: 24g
  • Cholesterol: 8mg
  • Fat: 7g
  • Fiber: 1g
  • Iron: 1mg
  • Potassium: 66mg
  • Protein: 2g
  • Saturated Fat: 2g
  • Sodium: 70mg
  • Sugar: 14g
  • Vitamin A: 53IU
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