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Date Chews

Updated February 23, 2016
This image courtesy of Joseph DeLeo

These chewy date cookies are baked in a pan, cut like bars, and then rolled in confectioners’ sugar to give them a pleasant and unusual knobby shape. These have a cracked, crunchy top, are packed full of dates and walnuts, and keep extremely well, which is great during the holidays. What is also Christmasy about them is that the first time I made them as a child was during the holiday season when I was looking through cookbooks for a cookie that was different from all the others—this fits the bill.

Lifespan: 3 weeks at room temperature in airtight container

Field notes: I have seen many recipes that are similar in that they have an abundance of dates, nuts, eggs, and sugar but very little flour. For some reason, they are sometimes called Chinese chews, perhaps because dates are associated with that area of the world. Chinese dates, or jujubes, are a fruit with many similarities to the dates that we know.

36 cookies

Cooking Methodbaking

CostInexpensive

Easy

Total Timeunder 1 hour

Make Ahead RecipeYes

Kid FriendlyYes

OccasionBuffet, Family Get-together

Recipe Coursedessert

Dietary Considerationhalal, high fiber, kosher, lactose-free, peanut free, soy free, vegetarian

Equipmentelectric mixer, food processor

Meallunch, snack, tea

Taste and Texturechewy, nutty, sweet

Type of Dishcookie, dessert

Ingredients

  • 1 cup packed pitted dates
  • 3 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup walnut halves
  • ½ teaspoon baking powder
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • 3 large eggs
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 cup confectioners’ sugar, sifted

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