Refrigerator Date Cookies Recipe


Difficulty LevelEasyHealth IndexAverage
Main IngredientInterest Group


 Shortening1 Cup (16 tbs)
 Brown sugar2 Cup (32 tbs)
 Nuts1 Cup (16 tbs), ground
 Dates1 Cup (16 tbs), ground
 Cake flour3 1⁄2 Cup (56 tbs)
 Salt1 Teaspoon
 Soda1 Teaspoon

Nutrition Facts

Serving size: Complete recipe

Calories 6812 Calories from Fat 2712

% Daily Value*

Total Fat 301 g463.4%

Saturated Fat 67.1 g335.7%

Trans Fat 27 g

Cholesterol 423 mg

Sodium 3968.4 mg165.3%

Total Carbohydrates 975 g325.1%

Dietary Fiber 78.6 g314.6%

Sugars 518.6 g

Protein 120 g239.7%

Vitamin A 10.1% Vitamin C 1.2%

Calcium 69.1% Iron 21.1%

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet


Cream shortening and sifted sugar thoroughly, add eggs 1 at a time and beat well after each addition.
Add nuts and dates which have been put through food chopper.
Sift dry ingredients together, add to creamed mixture and mix well.
Shape in rolls 2 inches in diameter, wrap in waxed paper and store in refrigerator until firm.
Slice thin and bake 8 minutes at 400° F.
Makes 11 to 12 dozen cookies.