Date Cookies


These dainty cookies are subtle and sweet but can still satisfy your sweet tooth be served at tea time.

Nutritional info
per serving

Calories 212
Fat 10g
Saturated fat 2g
Carbohydrates 29g
Sodium 85mg
Fiber 2g
Protein 3g
Cholesterol 17mg

Date Cookies

18 cookies
Prep time: Cook time: Total time:


  • 2[1/2] cups all-purpose flour
  • [1/2] tsp. salt
  • 1 TB. baking powder
  • 2 tsp. active dry yeast
  • 3 TB. sugar
  • 1 tsp. ground cinnamon
  • [1/2] cup vegetable oil
  • [1/2] cup warm water
  • 10 dates (pitted)
  • 3 TB. butter, at room temperature
  • 1 large beaten egg
  • [1/4] cup sesame seeds


In a large bowl, combine all-purpose flour, salt, baking powder, yeast, sugar, [1/2] teaspoon cinnamon, vegetable oil, and warm water, and knead for 3 minutes. Cover and set aside for 1 hour.

Preheat the oven to 350ºF.

In a food processor fitted with a chopping blade, blend dates, butter, and remaining [1/2] teaspoon cinnamon for 30 seconds.

Dust your work surface with flour, place dough on the surface, and knead 10 times. Roll dough into a 16-inch oval.

Spoon date mixture along length of oval, and roll dough into a 16-inch-long log. Brush log with beaten egg, and sprinkle with sesame seeds. Cut log into 18 equal-size pieces and place 1 inch apart on a baking sheet. Bake for 15 minutes.

Let cookies cool on the baking sheet for 5 to 10 minutes, and serve.

Tasty Tip
These dates are great for an afternoon tea. They're not too sweet and go great with the flavor of an Earl Grey tea.

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