Date Nut Cookies

By: Advent Devotional

Posted: December 18, 2019

Category: Daily Devotional

This recipe came from my Grandmother on my mother’s side of the family. Each generation has learned how to make these cookies and they are always served during the holidays. I have even baked them and then shipped them overseas. They hold up extremely well. On Christmas morning, I enjoy having a glass of eggnog and a couple of cookies. It always brings back fond memories of previous holidays spent with family who are no longer with us.



2 cups brown sugar
1 cup Crisco ( I prefer to use shortening sticks-butter flavor.)
3 Eggs (beaten)
1/2 tsp salt
1 teaspoon soda
4 cups flour (or a little more)


Cook 2 cups chopped dates, 1 cup sugar, and 1 cup water until soft. I buy the dates that are already chopped. Cool and add 1 cup chopped nuts.

Roll out dough (3 portions) and spread with date mixture. Roll like a jelly roll and place in refrigerator until firm. I like to roll in parchment paper and then place in 1 gallon sealed bag before refrigerating.

Slice and bake 10 to 12 minutes at 400 degrees. Depending on size of cookie, I normally check the cookies at 8 minutes.

~ Marcia Smith


Luke 3:1-6


God of the Prophets, we thank You for John the Baptist who proclaimed a baptism of repentance for the forgiveness of sins. What a great day it will be when all flesh see the salvation of God. Amen.