Date Drop Cookies

Oxmoor House
about 7 1/2 dozen


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2/3 cup shortening
1 cup sugar
2 eggs
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/4 cup warm water
2 cups all-purpose flour
1/4 teaspoon salt
3/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/4 teaspoon ground cloves
2 (8-ounce) packages chopped dates
1 cup chopped pecans


Cream shortening in a large mixing bowl; gradually add sugar, beating until light and fluffy. Add eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition. Dissolve soda in water; stir into creamed mixture.

Sift together flour, salt, cinnamon, and cloves in a medium mixing bowl; add dates and pecans, stirring to coat well. Add to creamed mixture, stirring until thoroughly blended.

Drop dough by heaping teaspoonfuls 2 inches apart onto lightly greased cookie sheets. Bake at 350° for 12 to 14 minutes. Remove from cookie sheets, and cool on wire racks.

Created date

February 2010