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!
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VERIFIED BY Taste of Home Test Kitchen
- 1/3 cup butter, softened
- 2/3 cup packed brown sugar
- 1 egg
- 3/4 cup all-purpose flour
- 2/3 cup 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
- 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.
Originally published as Chewy Date Cookies in Light & Tasty April/May 2002, p5