Sunday, May 11, 2008

Peanut Butter Date Cookies

Happy Sunday! Here's a Sunday morning treat for you all...

Peanut Butter Date Cookies 

Bree, a reader of the blog and UVMer (Mal is an alum too), sent me her grandma's recipe for Peanut Butter Date Cookies. Oh my God are these amazing! 

**Bree gave me the okay to share the recipe on the blog! Thanks, Bree!!!**

Peanut Butter Date Cookies

1 egg, slightly beatern
1/2 c sugar
1/2 c packed brown sugar (I used 1/4 cup of Spenda brown sugar)
1 c peanut butter 
1/2 c chopped dates

Blend egg and sugar, add peanut butter, mix throughly. Stir in dates. Roll into 1 inch balls, please 2 inches apart on an ungreased cookie sheet. You can use a fork to make a criss-cross on them or use the bottom of a glass to flatten them a bit. Bake at 350 degree for 10-12 minutes. 

Mmmmm.... these cookies are so moist and peanut buttery! I love the date chunks-- so chewy and sweet!

The recipe made almost 2 dozen cookies. Mal and I each ate a couple last night... and I had another 2 for breakfast this morning with my iced coffee! :) 

Pub Golf

Pub Golf was a blast! It was great to see everyone dressed up-- some people really got into it with their golf outfits! One team wore similar polo dresses with knee-high argyle socks, and another team coordinated matching outfits: orange polo shirts with blue plaid shorts! It was awesome! 

I was well-behaved yesterday and stuck to my 4 beer limit. I had such a great time-- I didn't feel like I was missing out at all by not drinking at every bar. My team didn't care that I decided to skip bars... Mal even ended up skipping a few drinks too. Neither of us likes getting too drunk... or the awful hangover that follows! All in all, Pub Golf was a wonderful time... and we were home before 9:00! 

Here were are at the third pub...


Anonymous said...

Where is the recipe??


Anonymous said...


I emailed Bree to make sure it was okay to post her grandma's recipe. I didn't want to post it without her permission. If it's okay with her, I'll post it as soon as possible!

VeggieGirl said...

Oh my goodness gracious, Bree's grandmother is a GENIUS for creating those Peanut-Butter-Date cookies - they look fabulous!!!! Moist, flavorful cookies are always the best :0)

So glad that you had a blast at Pub Golf!

romina said...

Those look fantastic!! Happy Sunday! =)

Cassie said...

You look so cute in your hat! And those cookies look great! I hope you can post that recipe!

Bree said...

Hi Everyone, I emailed Tina and told her she could post the recipe. I have also used raisins/chocolate chips/combination of both when out of dates. Enjoy!

Tina, cute picture of you & Mal! Glad it was a good time!

Beth said...


Happy Herbivore! said...

i am always looking for more ways to incorporate dates into my foods. Genius. Cant wait to make these...esp since the hub loooooove pb

dc_rd said...

I am thoroughly impressed with your deciding on 4 drinks and sticking with it...its so tough when out with friends to do that! I think you are a great example of being a 20 something who goes out and has fun, but still manages a healthy lifesyle!

Becca said...

I am drooling over those cookies!

Mara said...

those look YUMMY. i just made some PB chocolate cookies this wkd. I'm on a peanut butter kick!

Lily said...

Just wanted to say that you look adorable in your hat! :)

Anonymous said...

Mmm peanut butter and dates sound like an awesome combination for a cookie!

And good for you for sticking to the beer limit! That seems like I'd be a bit tough when hitting up so many different pubs.

Anonymous said...

Tina and Bree,

Thanks so much for the recipe!