Brazil Nut Date Chews



1 cup pitted dates
1 whole egg
1 egg white
1 cup brown sugar packed
2 Tbs sifted flour
½ cup flaked coconut
1/3 cup sliced Brazil nuts
1 tsp vanilla

Cookie Base

¼ cup soft butter
½ cup brown sugar
½ tsp instant coffee
½ tsp vanilla
1 egg yolk
1 cup flour sifted
1 tsp baking powder
½ tsp salt



Cut dates into small pieces. Add while egg, the egg white, the 1 cup brown sugar, 2 Tbs flour, coconut, Brazil nuts, and 1 tsp vanilla. Beat well. Set aside until preparing cookie base.

Cookie Base

Cream butter, ½ cup sugar, the instant coffee, vanilla, and egg yolk together until well blended. Sift in 1 cup flour, baking powder and salt together into creamed mixture. Mix to resemble crumbs. Press into well-greased 9x9x2 inch pan, evenly. Spread the date nut mixture over crumb layer. Bake at 350 degrees for about 25 minutes. Loosen with small knife and turn out on wire rack to cool. Cut into small bars or squares when cool. Dust with confectioners’ sugar if desired.

Recipe Yield

Makes about 5 dozen bar cookies 1x

Cookie Category:  Bar

Difficulty: ★ ★ ★ ☆