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Coconut Date Cookies

February 14, 2019Teresa

Happy Valentine’s Day! I have a sweet treat for you today Coconut Date Cookies are really terrific. These oatmeal cookies have pecans, coconut and dates. They’re a  sweet, crunchy wonderful snack any time of the day or night. These particular cookies are not particularly difficult to make either. If you have a sweet tooth, you’ll love ’em.

In early January, I needed to restock my freezer so John would have cookies and brownies to give away as gifts. I wanted to use up any leftover stuff from Christmas baking. We had an excess of dates after John made his Coconut Date Balls for Christmas. I saw the dates and started combing through my recipes to see what I could make. I found this recipe that I had never made before. These cookies turned out extraordinarily delicious.

Here are a couple of recommendations for making this recipe. I used a one-quarter cup scoop to measure the dough for the cookies. I wanted them to be uniform in size. But I knew they would not roll well as the dough was a little sticky. I packed the dough into the scoop pressing the dough securely. I did that before plopping the scoops onto the cookie sheet. That way the ingredients adhered together better.

The secret to making these cookies is not to overbake them. If you overbake the cookies, they become too crispy. I baked them until they looked just about done in my oven. Then I let them finish baking in the pan. Also, if you have an overly hot oven, the cookies will not spread as well as they should. Thankfully, I have a slow oven which is perfect for cookie baking. The cookies raise slowly, but they do raise and spread out properly! My cookies always take longer to bake then what is recommended on any recipe. I always bake cookies to doneness, not strictly by time.

Coconut Date Cookies are such delicious cookies. Give these a try the next time you want a delicious Oatmeal Cookie with a twist. Even if you’re unsure about using dates, you’ll find they are fantastic in cookies. I bet you’ll keep coming back for more, too. 🙂

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Coconut Date Cookies are so delicious.

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These cookies are great for tailgating parties.

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If you’re looking for a scrumptious dessert for a potluck, Coconut Date Cookies are it!

Here’s what I did.

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I used these ingredients.

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Soften butter. Place in a mixing bowl with sugar, brown sugar, eggs, vanilla, baking soda, baking powder and salt.

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Cream ingredients with an electric mixer until smooth.

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Add UNBLEACHED all-purpose flour. Bleached flour toughens baked goods. Add coconut, oatmeal, pecans and dates.

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Stir ingredients with a heavy spoon until everything is thoroughly combined.

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Spray cookie sheets with cooking spray. Scoop one-quarter cupfuls of dough. Press ingredients into the scoop tightly with your fingers.

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Plop scoopfuls of dough onto prepared cookie sheets. If the dough falls apart, put the ingredients back into the scoop and press harder so ingredients adhere together.

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Bake at 350 degrees for 17-22 minutes. The cookies should be just about done. Remove from oven before the cookies overbake and get too crispy.

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Coconut Date Cookies are delightful Oatmeal Cookies with dates, coconut and pecans.

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These are wonderful for potlucks, soccer games or backyard barbecues.

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Coconut Date Cookies are chewy and delicious. They’re also perfect for holiday baking.

Here’s the recipe.

COCONUT DATE COOKIES

(Recipe adapted from Cooks Recipes)

Print Recipe
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Coconut Date Cookies are an absolute delight! These oatmeal cookies are filled with pecans, coconut and dates for an explosion of flavor. These cookies are rich, chewy and so delicious. They're wonderful for tailgating parties, potlucks, soccer games or backyard barbecues. Every bite will have you coming back for more!
Coconut Date Cookies | Can't Stay Out of the Kitchen | these amazing #oatmeal #cookies are filled with #pecans, #dates & #coconut. They're a wonderful snack for any occasion, including potlucks, #tailgating or backyard BBQs. #dessert #OatmealCookie #CoconutCookie #DateCookie #holiday #holidaybaking
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Servings
Ingredients
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Servings
Ingredients
Coconut Date Cookies | Can't Stay Out of the Kitchen | these amazing #oatmeal #cookies are filled with #pecans, #dates & #coconut. They're a wonderful snack for any occasion, including potlucks, #tailgating or backyard BBQs. #dessert #OatmealCookie #CoconutCookie #DateCookie #holiday #holidaybaking
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 350°F.
  2. Grease two large cookie sheets.
  3. Set aside.
  4. In a large mixing bowl, mix together the butter, brown sugar, white sugar, eggs, vanilla, baking powder, baking soda and salt.
  5. Blend well with an electric mixer until smooth.
  6. Stir in flour, coconut, dates, oatmeal and pecans until thoroughly mixed.
  7. Press cookie dough into a ¼ cup scoop using a scant measure.
  8. Press firmly or the dough will crumble when you drop the scoopfuls of cookie dough onto a cookie sheet.
  9. Space cookies 2 to 3 inches apart on greased baking sheets.
  10. Bake for 17 to 22 minutes or until lightly browned and just set.
  11. Rotate racks half way through baking time.
  12. Transfer to wire racks to cool completely.
Recipe Notes

NOTE: The secret to making these cookies is to not overbake them. If you overbake they become too crispy. If you bake them just until the liquid texture on top of the cookie is baked, the cookies will be chewy and delicious.

Recipe adapted from Cooks Recipes.
© Can’t Stay Out of the Kitchen
Coconut Date Cookies | Can't Stay Out of the Kitchen | these amazing #oatmeal #cookies are filled with #pecans, #dates & #coconut. They're a wonderful snack for any occasion, including potlucks, #tailgating or backyard BBQs. #dessert #OatmealCookie #CoconutCookie #DateCookie #holiday #holidaybaking

Yes, I wanted to eat a stack of these delectable goodies.

Coconut Date Cookies | Can't Stay Out of the Kitchen | these amazing #oatmeal #cookies are filled with #pecans, #dates & #coconut. They're a wonderful snack for any occasion, including potlucks, #tailgating or backyard BBQs. #dessert #OatmealCookie #CoconutCookie #DateCookie #holiday #holidaybaking

Coconut Date Cookies will have you drooling after the first bite.

Coconut Date Cookies | Can't Stay Out of the Kitchen | these amazing #oatmeal #cookies are filled with #pecans, #dates & #coconut. They're a wonderful snack for any occasion, including potlucks, #tailgating or backyard BBQs. #dessert #OatmealCookie #CoconutCookie #DateCookie #holiday #holidaybaking

Have a bite. 🙂

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Print Recipe
Coconut Date Cookies BigOven - Save recipe or add to grocery list Yum
Coconut Date Cookies are an absolute delight! These oatmeal cookies are filled with pecans, coconut and dates for an explosion of flavor. These cookies are rich, chewy and so delicious. They're wonderful for tailgating parties, potlucks, soccer games or backyard barbecues. Every bite will have you coming back for more!
Coconut Date Cookies | Can't Stay Out of the Kitchen | these amazing #oatmeal #cookies are filled with #pecans, #dates & #coconut. They're a wonderful snack for any occasion, including potlucks, #tailgating or backyard BBQs. #dessert #OatmealCookie #CoconutCookie #DateCookie #holiday #holidaybaking
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Servings
Ingredients
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Servings
Ingredients
Coconut Date Cookies | Can't Stay Out of the Kitchen | these amazing #oatmeal #cookies are filled with #pecans, #dates & #coconut. They're a wonderful snack for any occasion, including potlucks, #tailgating or backyard BBQs. #dessert #OatmealCookie #CoconutCookie #DateCookie #holiday #holidaybaking
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 350°F.
  2. Grease two large cookie sheets.
  3. Set aside.
  4. In a large mixing bowl, mix together the butter, brown sugar, white sugar, eggs, vanilla, baking powder, baking soda and salt.
  5. Blend well with an electric mixer until smooth.
  6. Stir in flour, coconut, dates, oatmeal and pecans until thoroughly mixed.
  7. Press cookie dough into a ¼ cup scoop using a scant measure.
  8. Press firmly or the dough will crumble when you drop the scoopfuls of cookie dough onto a cookie sheet.
  9. Space cookies 2 to 3 inches apart on greased baking sheets.
  10. Bake for 17 to 22 minutes or until lightly browned and just set.
  11. Rotate racks half way through baking time.
  12. Transfer to wire racks to cool completely.
Recipe Notes

NOTE: The secret to making these cookies is to not overbake them. If you overbake they become too crispy. If you bake them just until the liquid texture on top of the cookie is baked, the cookies will be chewy and delicious.

Recipe adapted from Cooks Recipes.
© Can’t Stay Out of the Kitchen

2 Comments

  • Jan Jones

    March 23, 2019 at 3:54 am

    I made these a couple of weeks ago, and my husband declared they were his favorite cookie. Yesterday my friend asked me for the recipe, and I couldn’t find it anywhere. I panicked thinking I had lost it! I was so glad that I finally discovered it in a search. I’m going right now to pin it on Pinterest so I don’t lose it again. It is amazing.

    1. Teresa

      March 23, 2019 at 3:39 pm

      So glad you and your husband loved these cookies so much, Jan. They really are delicious and not overly difficult to make either. Enjoy.

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