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, baking soda and cinnamon 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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