It's holiday time - the time of year when we eat lots of cookies and sweets. While I have a lot of cookie recipes to share, I thought I would share a rather simple one that contains dates and pistachios. We like pistachios, right? Dates? Of course! Why not put them together in a cookie?
The cookies are delicate and small and would be perfect for a holiday gathering. Or maybe you don't want to share them with anyone. That's ok. They're your cookies.
Pistachio and Date Cookies
Preheat the oven to 400ºF. In a mixing bowl, cream together the butter, sugar, egg yolks, vanilla, and orange zest until well combined. Beat in the flour. Add the dates and nuts; mix until thoroughly blended.
Roll 1 tablespoon of cookie mixture in your hands. Shape into a crescent. Place on a baking sheet. Bake 10-12 minutes or until the cookies are lightly browned on the edges. Remove from pan and place on a wire rack to cool. When cool, roll in powdered sugar.
*Finely chop the dates in a food processor. Lightly grease the blades of the food processor before you pulse the dates to prevent them from sticking.