Now, on to these Pecan Date and Coconut Slice and Bake Cookies. The holidays are quickly approaching so why not add another cookie recipe to the mix? You can never have too many cookies if you ask me. Anders’ mom always bakes up a half dozen or so different kinds for the holidays, most of which are old family recipes. My favorite are her springerle which are studded with anise and decorated with beautiful embossed prints. What’s your go-to holiday cookie recipe?
These cookies are slice and bake which means you can make them ahead of time, freeze them, and then bake them when you’re ready. They’re also packed with finely diced Diamond Nuts pecans, shredded coconut, dates and warming spices which make them perfect for the cooler days ahead. I’ll be adding these to my holiday gift baskets this year alongside some preserves and candied grapefruit peel. Continue reading for the recipe and have a great rest of your week…
Pecan Date and Coconut Slice and Bake Cookies
Makes 12-18 cookies
1 stick unsalted butter, at room temperature
2/3 cup coconut sugar
1 pasture raised egg
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
2 cups all-purpose flour
½ teaspoon salt
½ teaspoon baking soda
¾ teaspoon baking powder
¼ teaspoon each ground cinnamon, cardamom, ginger, and nutmeg
2/3 cup Diamond Nuts diced pecans or walnuts
4 dates, pitted and chopped
1/3 c shredded coconut
In the bowl of a stand mixer fitted with the paddle attachment, combine the butter and coconut sugar. Beat on medium speed, until fluffy. Add the vanilla extract and egg and mix again until combined. Add the flour, salt, baking soda, baking powder and spices and mix until fully incorporated. Stir in the nuts, dates and coconut.
Transfer the dough to a clean, lightly floured work surface and divide in half. With lightly floured hands, roll the dough into two logs about 1 1/4-inches in diameter. Wrap each in plastic wrap and freeze for several hours or until ready to bake.
Preheat the oven to 350° F. Line a baking sheet with parchment. Remove the dough from the freezer. Unwrap the dough and slice into 1/2-inch thick discs. Place the cookies on the baking sheet, leaving an inch or so between each and bake for 9 minutes. Allow to cool slightly before transferring to a wire rack.