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
makes 48 cookie (#50 scoop)
16 tablespoons unsalted butter, room temperature
1 cup packed brown sugar (light or dark)
1/2 cup granulated sugar
2 large eggs
1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
1 1/2 cups all purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon of cinnamon
1/4 teaspoon fine salt
3 cups quick-cooking 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.
recipe adapted from Amport Foods