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Spice Date Cookies

Mmm! Make soft and chewy cookies slathered with a rich butter frosting.

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  • Prep Time 1 hr 45 min
  • Total Time 2 hr 0 min
  • Servings 78

Ingredients

Cookies

1
cup shortening
1 3/4
cups packed brown sugar
2
eggs
5
tablespoons sour cream
2
teaspoons vanilla
1
cup chopped nuts
1
cup chopped pitted dates
3 1/2
cups Gold Medal® all-purpose flour
2
teaspoons ground cinnamon
1
teaspoon baking powder
1
teaspoon baking soda
1
teaspoon ground cloves
1/2
teaspoon ground nutmeg
1/4
teaspoon salt

Frosting

1 3/4
cups powdered sugar
1/8
teaspoon salt
3
tablespoons cold strong brewed coffee
3
tablespoons butter
1
teaspoon vanilla

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LOCATION

Directions

  • 1 Heat oven to 350°F. In large bowl, beat shortening and brown sugar with electric mixer on medium speed until creamy. Add eggs, sour cream, 2 teaspoons vanilla, the nuts and dates; beat 3 minutes. Stir in remaining cookie ingredients.
  • 2 On ungreased cookie sheets, drop dough by teaspoonfuls 2 inches apart.
  • 3 Bake 7 to 9 minutes or until light golden brown. Remove from cookie sheets to cooling racks; cool completely.
  • 4 In medium bowl, mix all frosting ingredients with spoon until blended and smooth. Spread about 1/2 teaspoon frosting over each cookie; let stand until dry. Store tightly covered.

EXPERT TIPS

Expert Tips

Darlene Smith from Carrollton, TX created this recipe for a Celebrate the Season Holiday Cookie Contest.

"I take these soft and spicy cookies with a sweet frosting to practically every family gathering, and they disappear fast." Darlene Smith

Try chopped walnuts or pecans, or your favorite nut, in these tasty cookies.

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Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Cookie
Calories
100
(
Calories from Fat
40),
% Daily Value
Total Fat
4 1/2g
4 1/2%
(Saturated Fat
1g,
1%
Trans Fat
0g
0%
),
Cholesterol
5mg
5%;
Sodium
40mg
40%;
Total Carbohydrate
14g
14%
(Dietary Fiber
0g
0%
  Sugars
9g
9%
),
Protein
1g
1%
;
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
0%;
Vitamin C
0%;
Calcium
0%;
Iron
2%;
Exchanges:
0 Starch; 0 Fruit; 1 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.

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