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Wednesday, June 15th, 2005

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Subject:More Cookies...?
Time:8:50 pm.
Mood: okay.
Ohhh, I'm on a roll now!

After taking those lovely lemon treats to mommy & daddy's for Sunday dinner, I didn’t get my cookies back. Older brother G's girlfriend took home half. Correction: it was at my encouraging that she take some home to enjoy in private (because these cookies do cause that kind of reaction that you really ought to be by yourself) and Mom gave her half the box. Daddy wouldn’t relinquish the rest of the fabulous little gems that remained. You have to understand, Daddy is not a sweets fan, and he pretty much squirreled the rest of the cookies away to who knows where ^_^;;

So, with me only having eaten a few, I felt somewhat left out of the fact that I couldn't be enjoying those addictive cookies. So I ended up making something to quiet the craving for cookies. This by no means satisfied it by any means, but it did give me something to do... as well as try my hand at throwing into a batter random ingredients.

What resulted in this experiment was a very lovely spicey "health" cookie that was soft and moist and highly addictive in its own right. This is the kind of cookie that wouldn't make you feel guilty eating it for breakfast first thing in the morning on the way out the door because you made friends with your alarm clock's snooze button. I find that it has a bit of a fig newton type feel to it.

If given a choice, I'd still go for those lemon cookies. In the meantime, with cake mix in hand, these are a pretty good consolation prize.

Be forwarned, this cookie dough kinda greasy in comparison to the lemony batch. I assume it's from the dates. The cookies will be kinda puffy looking, but has a very nice soft cakelike texture.

Next time, I think what I will do is add 1/2 cup of nuts to the dough and instead of throwing the chopped dates straight into the dough, I'll put half a date on top of each cookie and hopefully it'll make it less wet/messy as you make them.

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Coconut Date Spice Cookies

1 pkg spice cake mix
1/3 cup oil
2 eggs
1/2 cup sweetened coconut
1/4 of a 710g pkg of chopped dates, softened

Preheat oven to 350° F (190°C).
Pour cake mix into a large bowl.
Mix coconut and dates into cake mix.
Stir in eggs and oil until well blended.
Drop teaspoonfuls of dough onto cookie sheet.
Bake 10 minutes in preheated oven.

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