the perfect combo.

i seriously love cookies.  they’re just so rewarding, you know.  1. they’re easy 2. they are scrumptious 3. they’re small so you can eat a few and still feel good about yourself and 4. they’re easy to share!  cookies are probably the best way to show your love.  you can customize them to the recipient and wrap them up like a wonderful little present.

i made these cookies several months ago to share with my grandparents and my little sister.  oh i miss them!  my little sister is allergic to chocolate (tragic, right!?) so i subbed white chocolate chips.  normally i’m not a big fan of white chocolate but i really liked them with the chopped dates.  they’re sweeter than semi-sweet chocolate though, so i cut some of the sugar out, quite a bit actually.  but they were still really good.  here’s the original recipe from mel’s kitchen cafe (btw-there are a lot of really helpful step-by-step posts on her site for bread and bagels and such)– i changed a few things.

white chocolate date cookies

1/3  c.  all purpose flour

1/3  c.  whole wheat flour

1 1/2  c.  rolled oats

1  t.  baking soda

1/4  t.  salt

6 T butter

1/3  c.  brown sugar

1/3  c.  chopped dates

1  t.  vanilla

1 egg

1/3  c.  white chocolate chips

-preheat oven 350º

-whisk together flours, oats, baking soda, and salt

-melt butter and mix in sugar.  add vanilla and egg.  stir in flour mixture.

-fold in chopped dates and white chocolate chips

-scoop onto prepared cookie sheet and flatten slightly.  bake 10-12 minutes

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