While dates come in many different forms in the market, we suggest using the boxed variety that's prechopped and lightly coated with sugar. It makes quick work of these cookies--and the sugar adds just the right amount of sweetness.
Cooking Light MARCH 2001
Preheat oven to 350°.
Lightly spoon flours into dry measuring cups, and level with a knife. Combine flours and next 6 ingredients (flours through cinnamon) in a large bowl; make a well in the center of mixture. Combine 1 cup sugar, oil, applesauce, water, and vanilla in a bowl; add to flour mixture, stirring just until moist. Cover and chill 1 hour or until firm.
Shape dough into 36 balls, and roll the balls in 1/4 cup sugar. Place the balls 2 inches apart on baking sheets coated with cooking spray. Bake at 350° for 15 minutes or until lightly browned. Cool 1 minute on pans. Remove from pans, and cool on a wire rack.
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