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Sour Cream Date Drops

 Sour Cream Date Drops
Sour cream lends perfect, moist flavor to these cookies filled with old-fashioned flavor. The recipe has earned me first prize at many fairs!
72 ServingsPrep: 20 min. Bake: 10 min./batch

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup butter, softened
  • 1 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 cup sour cream
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2-1/2 cups King Arthur Unbleached All-Purpose Flour
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cloves
  • 1 cup finely chopped dates
  • 1 cup chopped walnuts
  • 1 cup candied cherries, chopped

Directions

  • In a large bowl, cream the butter and sugars until light and fluffy.
  • Beat in the eggs, sour cream and vanilla. Combine the flour, salt,
  • cinnamon, baking soda and cloves; gradually add to creamed mixture
  • and mix well. Stir in the dates, nuts and cherries.
  • Drop by tablespoonfuls 2 in. apart onto greased baking sheets. Bake
  • at 375° for 10-12 minutes or until lightly browned. Remove to
  • wire racks. Store in an airtight container with waxed paper between
  • layers. Yield: 6 dozen.

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Sour Cream Date Drops (continued)

Nutritional Facts: 1 cookie equals 78 calories, 3 g fat (1 g saturated fat), 11 mg cholesterol, 57 mg sodium, 12 g carbohydrate, trace fiber, 1 g protein. Diabetic Exchange: 1 starch.
Wine: Sweet White Wine: Enjoy this recipe with a sweet white wine such as Moscato or a sweet Riesling.