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J. J.'s Chewy Chews

Yield Makes 3 dozen
You can form the chewy baked cookies into balls and wrap them individually in colored plastic wrap to tuck into food gift baskets.


  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 3/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup chopped pitted dates
  • 1 cup finely chopped pecans
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1/3 cup powdered sugar

Nutrition Information

  • calories 73
  • caloriesfromfat 29 %
  • protein 0.9 g
  • fat 2.3 g
  • satfat 0.2 g
  • carbohydrate 13 g
  • fiber 0.5 g
  • sodium 19 mg
  • cholesterol 12 mg

How to Make It

  1. In a bowl, stir together granulated sugar, flour, salt, dates, and pecans.

  2. Beat eggs to blend, then add to sugar mixture and stir until well mixed.

  3. Spread cookie dough level in an oiled 8- or 9-inch square pan.

  4. Bake in a 350° oven just until very light brown on top, 16 to 18 minutes.

  5. Cool on a rack for 5 minutes. Cut into 36 squares. With a wide spatula, remove squares from pan; roll each into a ball, then coat with powdered sugar.

  6. Serve, or store airtight up to 1 day. Freeze to store longer.

  7. Nutritional analysis per cookie.