Date-Oatmeal Cookies

Date-Oatmeal Cookies

Preheat Oven to 365 degrees

Cream together:

1 cup room temperature butter

3/4 cup sour cream

3/4 cup packed brown sugar

1/2 cup white sugar

Add and mix:

2 large eggs (slightly beaten before adding)

1 teaspoon vanilla

Sift together:

2 cups all-purpose flour

1/2 teaspoon salt

1/2 teaspoon cinnamon

3/4  teaspoon baking soda

Add slowly and mix just until combined – do not over mix

Stir in:

1 1/2 cups dates finely chopped

1 cup quick cooking oats

1 1/2 cups chopped pecans or nut of choice

After ingredients are well incorporated, drop by teaspoon or ice cream scoop onto parchment lined cookie sheet and bake for 13 to 15 minutes or until light golden brown.  Transfer cookies to wire racks to cool.  A glass of milk or cup of coffee or tea go great with one of these cookies.  Enjoy!

Chocolate Hint of Orange Cookies

Chocolate Hint of Orange Cookies

Preheat Oven to: 365 degrees
Makes approximately 2 dozen

Cream together:
1/4 plus 4 tablespoons lb. butter (softened)
1 1/3 cups sugar

Add:
1 ex-large egg
1 1/2 teaspoon vanilla

Mix together until fluffy.

Sift together:
1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
3/4 teaspoon baking powder
3/4 teaspoon sea salt
1/2 cup unsweetened cocoa powder

Zest two oranges and squeeze juice of both into a cup. Alternate flour mixture and orange juice/zest in thirds until blended. (do not over mix)

With a ice cream scoop, drop cookie dough onto parchment lined cookie sheet and bake 13 to 14 minutes. Cool on wire rack and enjoy with a cup of tea, coffee or milk.