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Thursday, June 27, 2024

Chewy Date Pecan Cookies

Super Soft and Chewy Date Pecan Cookies - Better Late Than Never!

Forgetful brain got you down? Don't worry, these Super Soft and Chewy Date Pecan Cookies are the perfect remedy! This easy recipe combines the wholesome goodness of dates with the delightful crunch of pecans for a delicious and satisfying treat. Plus, they're packed with flavor and come together in no time.

date pecan cookie held between two fingers over a plate of more cookies

I think I promised a cookie recipe a few weeks ago, and I completely forgot to share it. My ole' brain isn't what it used to be that is for sure. 

Speaking of brains, I recently read about a connection between forgetfulness and consuming sugar. Okay, so probably not the best thing to share with you when I am telling you about a cookie recipe, but I had to throw it out there.

Now the plus, I also read recently that dates can help brain health, with better memory and learning abilities if you consume dates. So, maybe the sugar in this recipe will be canceled out by the dates... fingers crossed.    

Several weeks ago, I went through our cupboards to take stock of what we had. I found a bag of dates on the brink of expiration and so I wanted to use them. I do not know about you, but cookies sounded like the best idea to me, yum!

I have had pecans in our freezer for a while and decided they would pair well with the dates, and so I went about making some super delicious cookies, if I do not say so myself.

Sometimes a gal has to take a break from all of the healthy and get her sugar fix on, and that is exactly what I did. 

These cookies were so soft, and chewy, oh my goodness, just give them a try, you won't be disappointed. Even my husband liked them, and he isn't necessarily a fan of dates.  

Pecan date cookies sitting on a blue and white plate

Chewy Date Pecan Cookies


  1. 1 c butter, softened
  2. 1 c sugar
  3. 3 eggs
  4. 3 c flour, I used gluten free, but this will work with regular flour too
  5. 1 t baking soda
  6. 1/2 t ground cinnamon 
  7. 1/4 t pumpkin spice 
  8. 2 t water
  9. 8 oz package pitted dates
  10. 1 c chopped pecans 


  • Chop pecans and dates, I roughly chopped them with a knife instead of getting the food processor out
  • Mix softened butter, sugar, and eggs into mixing bowl
  • In separate bowl, mix flour, baking soda, ground cinnamon, pumpkin spice together until mixed well
  • Slowly add in dry ingredients to wet ingredients while mixing with mixer
  • Add water
  • Remove from mixer, hand mix dates and pecans
  • Scoop cookie dough batter onto cookie sheet into balls
  • Bake at 350 degrees for 9-11 minutes depending on your oven
  • Remove from oven, cool, and enjoy!

date pecan cookie over blue and white plate

Whether you're looking for a delicious treat that's kind of good for you (thanks, dates!), or simply a quick and easy cookie recipe, these soft and chewy cookies are sure to hit the spot. Bake up a batch and enjoy!

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recipe card for date pecan cookie



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