Crackle-Top Gingerbread Date Cookies

Ready in
40 min
Ginger, cinnamon and nutmeg make these cookies flavourful, while the dates give them a chewy, sweet texture.

Serving Size


Estimated Cost*


Per Serving

Prep Time

30 min

Cooking Time

10 min

Price/Availability Effective Date: February 10, 2014


1 cup Pitted Dates chopped
0.25 cup Hot water very hot, almost boiling
2.25 cups All Purpose Flour
0.75 tsp Baking Powder
0.75 tsp Baking Soda
1 tsp Ground Ginger
0.5 tsp Ground Cinnamon
0.25 tsp Ground nutmeg
0.25 tsp Salt
1 Pinch Cloves ground
1 Egg
1 cup Brown Sugar
2 tbsp Molasses
2 tbsp Becel® Buttery Taste margarine melted
2.5 tbsp Granulated Sugar


  1. Preheat oven to 350° F (180o C). Spray baking sheets with nonstick cooking spray; set aside. Soak 3/4 cup (175 mL) dates in 1/4 cup (60 mL)boiling water in small bowl 15 minutes.
  2. Combine flour, baking powder, baking soda, ginger, cinnamon, nutmeg, salt and cloves in large bowl; set aside.
  3. Combine egg, brown sugar, molasses, melted Becel® Buttery Taste margarine and date mixture in another large bowl with wire whisk. Make a well in centre of dry ingredients. Pour in wet ingredients and stir until combined. Stir in remaining 1/4 cup (60 mL) chopped dates. Cover and refrigerate dough 1 hour.
  4. Roll cookie dough into 1 inch (2,5 cm) balls with lightly floured hands, then roll in granulated sugar. Place 2 inches (5 cm) apart on prepared baking sheets. Bake 9 minutes or until cookies are still soft when lightly touched. Cool completely on wire rack.
  5. *Becel® Gold in Quebec

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