3 dozen (serving size: 1 cookie)

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.

How to Make It

Step 1

Preheat oven to 350°.

Step 2

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.

Step 3

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.

Ratings & Reviews

EllenDeller's Review

March 20, 2011
Nice cookie for family meals and snacks. Ridiculously easy to make, too--No mixer needed! I made 1/2 the recipe but doubled the spices and am glad I did. Might have been bland otherwise. Might add chopped pecans next time. I had to cook an extra three minutes, and the center is very soft when they come out, but crisps as they cool. Just noticed that this is a vegan cooky and great for people who have egg or dairy allergies.