These soft and chewy cookies are full of warm spices that will make you feel like you’re a little kid sat in Grandma’s kitchen! And what makes them taste even better is how little effort it takes to bake them.
- 1 ½ cups white whole wheat flour
- ½ teaspoon baking soda
- ¾ teaspoon cinnamon
- 1/8 teaspoon nutmeg
- 1 cup chopped dates
- ½ cup chopped walnuts
- ¼ teaspoon salt
- ½ cup butter melted
- ½ cup brown sugar
- 1 large egg
- ¼ cup brewed coffee
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees F and line a light-colored baking sheet with parchment paper or a silicone baking mat.
- In a medium mixing bowl, combine flour, baking soda, salt, cinnamon, and nutmeg.
- Stir dates and nuts into flour mixture.
- In a separate bowl, whisk together melted butter with brown sugar, egg, and cooled coffee.
- Pour the wet ingredients into the bowl of dry ingredients and stir until well-combined. Refrigerate dough for 10-20 minutes.
- Once dough is slightly chilled (it only needs to be chilled enough to handle) roll it into balls about the size of a tablespoon, or slightly larger. Place twelve balls on the baking sheet two inches apart and use your fingers to flatten them slightly.
- Bake 8-10 minutes, or until cooked through and just starting to brown on top.
- Transfer cookies to a cooling rack and continue rolling balls until all the dough is used up.