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Date Nut Cookies


  • ½ cup margarine
  • ½ cup brown sugar
  • ½ cup white sugar
  • ½ teaspoon soda
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • 1 egg, beaten
  • 2 cups flour
  • Filling
  • ½ lb. dates
  • 1/3 cup water
  • ½ cup sugar
  • ½ cup chopped nuts


Recipe submitted by Jimmie L Crick, West Kentucky RECC, December 2008

To make filling, bring dates, water and sugar to boil for 5 minutes. When slightly cool, add nuts.

For cookies, cream margarine, sugars and egg together. Mix dry ingredients together and add creamed ingredients to form dough. (if dough is too dry, add a few drops of water at a time). Roll out between wax paper 8×10 inches. Spread filling on dough and roll up like jelly roll. Wrap in wax paper and put in refrigerator. When cool, cut ¼ inch slices off ends. Place on lightly greased baking sheet. Bake at 350 for 10-15 minutes.

Makes 2 dozen.

“I like this recipe because you can keep it in the refrigerator and slice off as much as you need. The unused portion keeps well until you are ready to use it. My family really enjoys this cookie.”


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