Andrea's Special Date Cookies

Andrea's Special Date Cookies 

Yield: about 4 dozen small cookies


  • 3/4 cup soft butter
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1 Tablespoon milk
  • 2 cups flour
  • 3/4 teaspoon cream of tartar
  • 3/4 teaspoon baking soda
  • 3/4 teaspoon salt
  • 3/4 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1 cup chopped dates
  • coarse sugar for rolling the dough balls (I used Sugar in the Raw)


Preheat oven to 325F. Line baking sheets with parchment paper.

Combine the flour, cream of tartar, baking soda and salt and set aside. In a separate bowl, cream the butter and sugar together until light and fluffy. Add the egg and beat well. Stir in the milk and vanilla. Add the flour mixture in two or three additions, mixing well each time. Fold in the dates. Roll the dough into small balls, then roll in coarse sugar. Crisscross and flatten with a fork. Bake for 12 to 15 minutes, or until the cookies are lightly browned on the bottom only.