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

Audrey Thibodeau, Mesa, Arizona
Recipe by Sunset December 1997


Recipe Summary

Makes 3 dozen


Ingredient Checklist


Instructions Checklist
  • In a bowl, stir together granulated sugar, flour, salt, dates, and pecans.

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

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

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

  • 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.

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

  • Nutritional analysis per cookie.

Nutrition Facts

73 calories; calories from fat 29%; protein 0.9g; fat 2.3g; saturated fat 0.2g; carbohydrates 13g; fiber 0.5g; sodium 19mg; cholesterol 12mg.