This is my entry for this month's AFAM ( A Fruit A Month) : Dates by Chandrika of Akshayapatra. Thanks Chandrika for hosting this wonderful event.

  • Dates - chopped 1/2 cup
  • All purpose flour - 1 cup
  • Butter - 2 1/2 tbsp
  • Orange juice - up to 1/2 cup
  • Baking soda - less than 1/2 tsp
  • Coconut - 1/2 cup shredded
  • Sugar - 1 cup

How to make it:

Preheat oven at 300 degree Fahrenheit. Mix all purpose flour, butter, baking soda and sugar together. Add coconut and dates. By adding orange juice ( Orange flavour adds a kick to the crunchy taste) little by little, mix it to form a dough. Roll the dough and cut into equal portions. Make balls out of it and press to form a round shape. Or use a cookie cutter to make it in a simple way. Arrange in a cookie tray and bake it at 300 degree Fahrenheit until golden brown.

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17 Responses
  1. FH Says:

    Those cookies are plump, so yummy.Good job Anu, great entry too for Dates AFAM:)

  2. Seema Says:

    Hey First time at your blog.. Very nice! like these cookies..They look real good.

  3. AnuSriram Says:

    Asha, Thanks for dropping by and leaving a wonderful comment.
    Seema, Welcome to Chandrabhaga. Thanks for your comments.

  4. Sagari Says:

    lovely cookies using dates very different insted of regular chocolate chips

  5. bee Says:

    hi, anu. thanks for dropping by. have added you to our blogroll.

  6. Bharathy Says:

    Dates,orange juice, coconut,in a cookie!...Delicious!..can imagine the heavenly flavour and taste :)

  7. Laavanya Says:

    These cookies look great and are low fat too. I like the fact that these are crunchy.

  8. SMN Says:

    Hey lovely cookies.

  9. KayKat Says:

    I love the idea of adding orange juice to dates! Hmm ... never tried adding coconut - will give that a shot!

    Thanks for the idea :)

  10. AnuSriram Says:

    Sagari, Its delicious too...
    Bee, Thanks for adding me in your food blog roll. Welcome to Chandrabhaga.
    Bharathi, the flavour was wonderful - my kid loved them...
    Laavanya, Thanks for your wonderful comment
    Smn and Kaykat, Welcome to Chandrabhaga. Thanks for your comments. Try them and don't forget to give me your feedback.

  11. Cookies are looking so delicious! :) I feel like like making these tomorrow itself! I will let you know! Btw I think I am visiting your blog first time or may be not! There is one more anu from bangalore. So much confusion dear! :D

  12. Rajitha Says:

    anu..these look so great..plump and what asha said!!

  13. DEEPA Says:

    awesome cookie ....mouthwatering lady ....must have tasted great

  14. Indira Says:

    I have to join other commenters. What a neat recipe with dates, Anusiram! I've bookmarked it to try for the holidays.

  15. AnuSriram Says:

    Latha Narasimhan, Thanks and welcome to Chandrabhaga.. its worth trying this recipe.. kids love the flavour.. adults are no exceptions!
    Rajitha and Deepa, Thanks.
    Indira, What a gr8 surprise to see u here... Welcome to Chandrabhaga... Thanks for leaving your valuable comments.

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