Frosted Date Cream Cookies are very moist, chewy, and delicious. If you are a date lover you should try this recipe. Dates are very versatile food that significantly boosts energy levels in people within half an hour of consuming them. It is no wonder that dates are highly recommended as part of a healthy diet. My mother must have known something about the health benefits of dates.
Mom used to make these frosted date cream cookies for me when I was younger. I recall her Betty Crocker cookbook propped up on the counter as she would chop the dates and bake these delicious cookies.
Recipe and photo from the Betty Crocker website and cookbook.
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Frosted Date Cream Cookies Recipe:
Frosted Date Cream Cookies Recipes
1/4 cup butter, softened
3/4 cup firmly-packed brown sugar
1/2 cup sour cream
1/2 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
1 1/4 cup all-purpose flour
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/4 teaspoon baking powder
1 package (8 ounces) chopped dates
1/2 cup chopped nuts (nuts of your choice)
Vanilla Frosting (see recipe below)
Preheat oven to 400 degrees F. Lightly grease a cookie sheet.
In a large bowl, beat together the butter, brown sugar, sour cream, vanilla extract, and the egg with a spoon. Stir in flour, baking soda, and baking powder. Stir in dates and nuts.
Drop dough by teaspoonfuls onto the prepared cookie sheet. Bake approximately 10 minutes or until golden brown. Remove from oven and remove from cookie sheet to a wire rack to cool completely, about 1 hour.
Prepare Vanilla Frosting. Over the top of the cooled cookies, spread with the Vanilla Frosting.
Yields 4 dozen cookies.
1/2 cup butter
3 cups powdered (confectioner's) sugar
1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
3 to 4 tablespoons hot water
In a 2-quart saucepan over low heat, melt butter; remove from heat. Stir in powdered sugar and vanilla extract until blended. Stir in hot water, 1 tablespoons at a time, until frosting is smooth and spreadable.