Stuffed Date Cookies

Oxmoor House
6 1/2 dozen


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2 (8-ounce) packages pitted dates
2 cups pecan halves
1/4 cup butter or margarine, softened
3/4 cup firmly packed brown sugar
1 egg
1 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup commercial sour cream


Stuff each date with a pecan half, and set aside.

Cream butter in a medium mixing bowl; gradually add sugar, beating well. Add egg; beat well.

Sift together flour, baking powder, soda, and salt; add to creamed mixture alternately with sour cream, beginning and ending with flour mixture. Fold in prepared dates.

Drop dough by heaping teaspoonfuls 2 inches apart onto greased cookie sheets, allowing 1 date per cookie. Bake at 375° for 6 minutes or until lightly browned. Remove from cookie sheets, and cool on wire racks.

Created date

February 2010