Easy Date Walnut Cookies

Oatmeal and dates marry in a rich cookie-jar favorite. Make two batches if you want the cookie jar to stay full very long.

  • Prep Time 40 min
  • Total Time 40 min
  • Servings 36

Ingredients

1
pouch (1 lb 1.5 oz) Betty Crocker™ oatmeal cookie mix
1/2
cup butter or margarine, softened
1
egg
1
tablespoon water
1
package (8 oz) chopped dates
3/4
cup chopped walnuts
Powdered sugar, if desired

  • 1 Heat oven to 375°F. In large bowl, stir all ingredients until stiff dough forms.
  • 2 Drop dough by teaspoonfuls 2 inches apart onto ungreased cookie sheet.
  • 3 Bake 10 to 11 minutes or until light golden brown. Cool 1 minute; remove from cookie sheet to wire rack. Sprinkle with powdered sugar.

Expert Tips

To use whole dates, snip dates into small pieces with scissors dipped into a glass of water.

To soften butter, microwave unwrapped butter in glass bowl or measuring cup uncovered on High 10 to 20 seconds.

Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Cookie
Calories
120
(
Calories from Fat
45),
% Daily Value
Total Fat
5g
5%
(Saturated Fat
1 1/2g,
1 1/2%
Trans Fat
0g
0%
),
Cholesterol
15mg
15%;
Sodium
70mg
70%;
Total Carbohydrate
16g
16%
(Dietary Fiber
1g
1%
  Sugars
10g
10%
),
Protein
2g
2%
;
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
2%;
Vitamin C
0%;
Calcium
0%;
Iron
0%;
Exchanges:
1/2 Starch; 0 Fruit; 1/2 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 0 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 1 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choices:
1
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.