Orange Date Cookies

Orange Date Cookies Recipe
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2 Reviews
These old fashioned date cookies are accented with orange peel and a buttery orange frosting.
30 min
Prep Time
1:40
Total Time
42 cookies

Ingredients

Cookie

3/4 cup
Land O Lakes® Butter
1/2 cup
sugar
1/4 cup
water
1 (8-ounce) package
chopped dates
2 cups
all-purpose flour
1 cup
chopped pecans
1/4 cup
orange juice
1
large Land O Lakes® Egg
1 tablespoon
freshly grated orange zest
1/2 teaspoon
baking powder
1/2 teaspoon
salt
1/4 teaspoon
baking soda

Frosting

2 cups
powdered sugar
1/4 cup
Land O Lakes® Butter, softened
1 tablespoon
freshly grated orange zest
2 to 3 tablespoons
orange juice

Directions

  1. Heat oven to 350°F. 
  2. Combine 3/4 cup butter, sugar, water and dates in 3-quart saucepan. Cook over low heat, stirring constantly, until dates are softened (5 to 8 minutes). Remove from heat; cool 15 minutes.Add all remaining cookie ingredients; mix well.
  3. Drop dough by tablespoonfuls, 2 inches apart, onto ungreased cookie sheets. Bake for 12 to 14 minutes or until edges are lightly browned. Remove to wire cooling rack. Cool completely.
  4. Combine all frosting ingredients except orange juice in small bowl. Beat at low speed, scraping bowl often and gradually adding enough orange juice for desired spreading consistency. Frost cooled cookies.

Recipe Tips

Nutrition Facts (1 cookie)

Calories
130
Cholesterol
15mg
Carbohydrates
17g
Protein
1g
Fat
6g
Sodium
80mg
Dietary Fiber
1g

Recipe Comments and Reviews

Rating

This is a delicious recipe! I did not make the frosting and they were still great. The recipe is very quick to prepare and turns out well.

Rating

I use parchment paper. Works great and saves the quality of the baking sheets.

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