I figured it was time to memorialize my favorite cookie recipe before my cookbook falls apart. These are my favorites because they have no added fats...no butter, no lard or margarine, nuthin' and I just go a little goo-goo over a cookie that is crunchy on the outside and chewy on the inside. These are just fabulous with coffee...
Here it is:
3/4 Cup of all purpose flour
1 Teaspoon of Baking Powder
3/4 Cup of Sugar (I like to mix brown and white equally)
1/4 teaspoon of salt
1 Package of diced dates ( 8 ounces )
1 Cup of broken up Walnuts (not too finely)
Start by heating the oven to 325 Degrees
Then grab a large bowl and combine the dry ingredients (flour, powder, salt and sugar)
Beat the eggs in a separate bowl till they are light and fluffy
Fold them (eggs) gently into the dry ingredients, just until combined.
Then add the dates and walnuts and fold gently also to combine. Handle as little as possible.
Line two baking sheets with parchment paper (your WILL thank me for this later) and put a tablespoon or so of the cookie mixture for each cookie on the sheets. You should end with exactly 24 cookies...space them as much as possible because they spread a little when baking.
Bake for 20 to 25 minutes and remove from the sheets to cool. Let them air dry so they get crisp, then place them in an airtight container and munch away when the mood hits!