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Chewy Date Cookies

 Chewy Date Cookies
Brown sugar, cinnamon, lemon peel and chewy dates make a memorable flavor combination in this old-fashioned favorite, which comes straight from our Test Kitchen ovens. Ideal as a light dessert or slimmed-down snack the sweet treats won't last long in your cookie jar!
30 ServingsPrep/Total Time: 30 min.

Ingredients

  • 1/3 cup butter, softened
  • 2/3 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 3/4 cup King Arthur Unbleached All-Purpose Flour
  • 2/3 cup King Arthur Premium 100% Whole Wheat Flour
  • 2 teaspoons grated lemon peel
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 cup fat-free milk
  • 1 cup chopped dates

Directions

  • In a bowl, cream butter and brown sugar. Add egg; mix well. Combine
  • the flours, lemon peel, baking powder, cinnamon, nutmeg and salt;
  • add to creamed mixture alternately with milk, beating well after
  • each addition. Stir in dates.
  • Drop by rounded tablespoonfuls 2 in. apart onto ungreased baking
  • sheets. Bake at 325° for 13-15 minutes or until golden brown.
  • Remove to wire racks to cool. Store in an airtight container. Yield:
  • about 2-1/2 dozen.

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Chewy Date Cookies (continued)

Nutritional Facts: 1 cookie equals 77 calories, 2 g fat (1 g saturated fat), 13 mg cholesterol, 57 mg sodium, 14 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 1 g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 1 starch, 1/2 fat.