Okay, I know this is a bad picture, but there aren't any cookies left for a retake, and they're too good to make again, if you know what I mean. You'll just have to take my word for it. A little background for you - I bought a box of chopped dates for a specific recipe I wanted to try around the holidays, and I never got around to trying that recipe - not only that, but I forgot which recipe it was that I wanted to try. So there I was, stuck with a box of chopped dates that I had no use for. Thankfully there was a recipe for these cookies printed right there on the back of the box. The family absolutely loved them - hope you do too.
Date Delight Oatmeal Cookies
recipe adapted from Amport Foods
- 16 tablespoons unsalted butter, softened
- 1 cup packed brown sugar
- 1/2 cup granulated sugar
- 2 eggs
- 1 teaspoon vanilla
- 1 1/2 cups all purpose flour
- 1 teaspoon baking soda
- 1 teaspoon of cinnamon
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
- 3 cups quick oats
- 8-ounces chopped dates (about 1 cup)
- Preheat oven to 350F.
- In a medium bowl, combine flour, baking soda, cinnamon, and salt; set aside.
- In the bowl of a stand mixer, cream together butter and sugars.
- Add eggs and vanilla.
- Add flour mixture, just until combined.
- Stir in oats and chopped dates.
- Using a #50 scoop, portion 12 scoops of dough per sheet tray and bake for 11-14 minutes until golden brown around the edges.
- Cool cookies on sheet tray for a few minutes before transferring to a cooling rack. Makes 4 dozen cookies.