John & I try to eat healthy but we love our desserts too. Eating healthier might be one of your New Year’s resolutions, so I thought I would share my new, delicious Oatmeal Date & Nut Cookies, that I recently created at Baxter’s restaurant. It’s a treat that is healthier and will help keep you full, because of the rolled oats, while satisfying your sweet tooth too. I’ve also made these at home and John & I, along with my Mom & Dad really loved them! So, here’s to eating a healthier cookie with my Oatmeal Date & Nut Cookies.
Chewy, nutty oatmeal cookies with sweet chopped dates. One taste and we think you’ll agree they’re a delicious, healthier sweet treat!
- 1 cup butter, softened
- 1 cup brown sugar, lightly packed
- ¼ cup sugar
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 2 eggs, large
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1½ cup flour, unbleached or all-purpose
- 1 teaspoon baking powder
- 1 teaspoon baking soda
- 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
- 4 cups rolled oats or oatmeal
- 1 (8 ounce) package medjool date pieces
- 1 cup walnuts, chopped
- Preheat an oven to 360 degrees F. This is the temperature I prefer for gourmet cookies.
- In a large mixing bowl cream the butter, sugars and salt. Start on low speed for about 45 seconds, then speed 2 or medium for an additional 45 seconds.
- Add the eggs & vanilla extract. Start on low again until the eggs are blended in, then mix at speed 2 or medium for 45 seconds and then speed 4 or high for 45 seconds. The mixture should be a pale yellow color and very fluffy.
- Add the flour, along with the baking powder and baking soda on low or stir speed. Then add the rolled oats or oatmeal and mix on low, just until blended.
- Next add the date pieces and chopped walnuts, mixing on low just until blended.
- Use a 2 ounce cookie scooper and place the dough on ungreased nonstick baking sheets about 2" a part. Press the dough about half way down.
- Bake in a preheated 360 degrees F oven for 11-13 minutes, or until the tops start to crackle and the cookies are a light golden color.
- Cool on baking sheets for 10 minutes before transferring them to a cooling rack.
Store cookies in an airtight container.
These cookies freeze well for up to 6 months.
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