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Molasses Date Cookies

October 21, 2021Teresa

Christmas Cookie Extravaganza – 2021

Well, it’s that time of year again. I’m baking, baking, baking galore! The first one I’m presenting is Molasses Date Cookies. This is a fantastic cookie for fall or holiday baking. It’s sweet and delicious. Even those who don’t enjoy dates or who have never tasted dates love these cookies. 🙂

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John begged me to bake cookies again this year. We skipped last year because of his stroke and moving to North Dallas. I got rid of so much stuff when we moved, but I did manage to save my really large stainless steel mixing bowls so we fired up the oven on October 1st and got started again.

This year I have 16 cookies that I made for our regular distribution. Plus, a cake, muffins, two kinds of sweet breads and about four other kinds of cookies that I made for trays to give out to special friends. So far we’ve baked over 3,000 cookies and have another 1,000 to 1,500 to go.

Molasses Date Cookies really are phenomenal. These luscious goodies have that vintage flavor of molasses but with dates added. That perks up the flavors and sweetness even more. My pictures show four batches, so remember that when you’re looking at amounts. If your family has nut allergies, this is a great recipe for them. If you have gluten intolerance, simply switch the regular flour to a gluten free flour like Cup4Cup. Either way, these cookies will be enjoyed by all. Enjoy the holidays.

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Molasses Date Cookie are fantastic for holiday baking. 🙂

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I used three cups of dates in each batch, but you can increase that amount if you really love dates.

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Every bite is so delicious.

Here’s what I did.

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I used these ingredients.

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(Remember this is for four batches).

Place Crisco shortening, sugar, brown sugar, eggs, molasses, vanilla, cinnamon, cloves, baking soda, baking powder and salt in a mixing bowl.

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Add soured milk or buttermilk.

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Mix with an electric mixer until thoroughly mixed.

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I was trying to use up dates that were whole (not chopped) like I usually buy them. I chopped them in sixths or eighths depending on size. The dates will be gooey rather than hard, tough and hollowed out in the middle.

Please note the bad dates in the above right. They are hard and hollowed out in the middle. If you come across those in the bags, discard.

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Add UNBLEACHED all-purpose flour. (Bleached flour toughens baked goods). Add chopped dates.

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Stir ingredients until thoroughly combined.

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Using a small cookie scoop, drop cookie dough onto greased cookie sheets.

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Bake at 350 degrees for 12-15 minutes, or until done.

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Every bite will knock your socks off!

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These cookies are great for Christmas or holiday parties.

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This vintage recipe is a keeper!

Here’s the recipe.

MOLASSES DATE COOKIES

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Molasses Date Cookies are wonderful for holiday baking. These scrumptious cookies are filled with molasses and dates and are rich and sweet. This vintage recipe will have your family and friends wondering why you haven't made these amazing cookies for the holidays before! Every mouthwatering bite is guaranteed to please. You may find you want to make these cookies more often then just for the holidays!
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Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
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Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
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  1. Cream shortening, sugars, egg, molasses, vanilla, baking powder, baking soda, salt, ginger, cinnamon, ground cloves and soured milk.
  2. Stir in flour and dates with a wooden spoon.
  3. Scoop cookie dough with a small cookie scoop and place onto greased baking sheets or baking sheets sprayed with cooking spray.
  4. Bake at 375° for 10-12 minutes, or until done.
  5. Rotate cookie sheets on racks every eight minutes while baking. Yield: 5-6 dozen cookies.
Recipe Notes

NOTE: I was making four batches at a time and the stirred mixture looked too moist. I added an extra ½ cup of flour per batch which made it 5 cups of flour (per batch) to get the correct texture.

NOTE: My cookies took about 16 minutes to bake.

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Nutrition Facts
Molasses Date Cookies
Amount Per Serving
Calories 98 Calories from Fat 18
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 2g 3%
Saturated Fat 0.5g 3%
Polyunsaturated Fat 0.01g
Monounsaturated Fat 0.03g
Cholesterol 3mg 1%
Sodium 54mg 2%
Potassium 48mg 1%
Total Carbohydrates 20g 7%
Dietary Fiber 1g 4%
Sugars 13g
Protein 1g 2%
Vitamin A 0.1%
Vitamin C 0.1%
Calcium 2%
Iron 1%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

 

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A lot of people are so surprised at how wonderful Molasses Cookies taste. Add some dates and they’re even better!

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While we used small cookie scoops, you can use a large one if you want whopper sized cookies.

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Molasses Date Cookies are rich and sweet. Every bite goes down oh, so, well.

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4 Comments

  • spin wheel

    November 11, 2021 at 5:17 am

    I love cookies! And can make it

    1. Teresa

      November 12, 2021 at 10:47 am

      they’re terrific!

  • J

    October 21, 2021 at 2:47 pm

    I’m so sorry that your husband had a stroke last yr but I’m glad he’s feeling better!
    I will keep you and your family in my prayers!

    Wow Teresa, u made 20 different kinds of cookies! I’ll be looking forward to seeing all those in the coming weeks bc I’m always looking for some new cookie recipes to make for my grands!
    This cookie looks yummy and soft and it must of smelled so good baking in the oven!
    That’s a lot of cookies you’re baking! I’ve made hundreds but not thousands of cookies for the holidays!
    Are the quick breads, muffins and cake older recipes or something I will see in the foreseeable future? Lol
    Yes, it makes my heart happy with tried and true recipes to try! Lol
    Have a safe and fantastic weekend baking!

    1. Teresa

      October 21, 2021 at 3:55 pm

      Some of the cookies are remakes, but the cake, muffins, breads and some of the cookies are all new.

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