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Sour Cream Date Drops

Updated on November 24, 2017
Sour Cream Date Drop Cookies
Sour Cream Date Drop Cookies
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cookie scoop used to drop cookies on baking sheets
cookie scoop used to drop cookies on baking sheets
Dough on parchment paper ready for the oven
Dough on parchment paper ready for the oven
Removing cookie with spatula
Removing cookie with spatula
Christmas Cookie Storage Container
Christmas Cookie Storage Container

When I was a child, my mother had a pantry off the kitchen. This room tended to stay colder than the rest of the house because it had a double window that was not insulated. This is where she kept her baking supplies for cookies and where she stored her cookies for the holidays.

I wont say I was a bad child, but I was mischievous. I waited all year for the holiday baking season to come around because that was when my Mom had the most goodies hidden in the pantry. I loved dates and would raid her supply every year. What difference would one or two dates make to a recipe.

Cook Time

Prep time: 15 min
Cook time: 12 min
Ready in: 27 min
Yields: about 4-1/2 dozen cookies

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup shortening, I used margarine
  • 1-1/2 cups brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 2-1/2 cups flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon nutmeg
  • 1 cup sour cream
  • 2-2/3 cups pitted dates, cut up
  • 2-2/3 cups chopped walnuts, optional
  • 2 eggs

Instructions

  1. Thoroughly cream shortening, sugar and vanilla.
  2. Add egg and beat well.
  3. Sift together dry ingredients.
  4. Alternately add dry ingredients and sour cream to creamed mixture.
  5. Stir in dates and nuts.
  6. drop by teaspoon onto greased cookie sheet. (I line mine with parchment paper.)
  7. Bake at 400 degrees for about 10 minutes. I have insulated cookie sheets so mine take 12 minutes for each batch.

Tips and Comments on Recipe

This rich cookie lends a different taste to your cookie tray. Dates are a natural sweetener as well as a natural agent to keep cookies soft when one is placed in the sealed container.

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