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Date & Raisin Cookies

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Rating: 5/5
2 reviews
1 comment

ready in: under 30 minutes
serves/makes:   30

recipe id: 84976
Date & Raisin Cookies Recipe
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1 cup brown sugar
1/2 cup shortening (not oil)
2 eggs
1 1/2 cup flour
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1 teaspoon baking soda, dissolved in
1/4 cup boiling water
1 cup dates, chopped
1 cup raisins (and a little more)


Mix the brown sugar and shortening together. Beat in the eggs one at a time. Mix the cinnamon into the flour and mix them into the batter. Add the soda water and mix again. Add the dates & raisins and mix well.

Drop by the tablespoonful (or teaspoon for smaller cookies) onto a greased cookie sheet and bake for 10 minutes at 350F. They freeze well too.

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Fiorella, New York USA


107 calories, 4 grams fat, 18 grams carbohydrates, 1 grams protein per serving. This recipe is low in sodium.
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REVIEW: 5 star recipe rating
Finally a cookie with a decent texture! Good chewy cookie, not dry, not tough.

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I have been looking for my Grandmothers' cookie recipe for over 20 years. I think this might be it !!!!
They sure look the same
No matter - I KNOW they will be excellent just by the ingredients.

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Mar 3, 2009

REVIEW: 5 star recipe rating
These cookies are delicious. I was able to make 3 dozen. They have a moist, chewy texture, and the hint of cinnamon adds a nice touch to the flavour. It could be my oven, but I needed 12 minutes baking time.

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