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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.

Recipe by Cooking Light March 2001


Recipe Summary

3 dozen (serving size: 1 cookie)


Ingredient Checklist


Instructions Checklist
  • 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.

Nutrition Facts

96 calories; calories from fat 30%; fat 3.2g; saturated fat 0.6g; mono fat 0.9g; poly fat 1.5g; protein 1.1g; carbohydrates 16.5g; fiber 0.9g; iron 0.4mg; sodium 64mg; calcium 11mg.