Date Walnut Cookies

date walnut cookies

I have so many dates leftover from Ramadan and I wanted to create a series based on this amazing fruit; dates. They are naturally sweet, high in fiber, and antioxidants, and overall very nutritious. One of the first recipes that I am sharing is these Date walnut cookies which I may say are heavenly. They are soft in the center, chewy, and have the perfect crunch from walnuts and sweetness from the dates. All of the flavors and textures go so well together!

I really hope you try these super easy date walnut cookies. They are a great way to use up the dates in your pantry. You can substitute walnuts for almonds or pecans even. This cookie base is one that I use for many cookie recipes and it has never failed me.

Check out these other delicious date recipes on my website too:

Vegan Date Brownies

Chocolate Date Almond Balls

Energizing Date Balls

Ma’amoul Date cookies

date walnut cookies
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5 from 16 votes

Date Walnut Cookies

These Date walnut cookies are soft and chewy and perfectly sweet from the dates and crunchy from the nuts. They are perfect with a cup of coffee or tea!
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time13 mins
Total Time27 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American, Middle Eastern
Keyword: cookie recipes, date cookies, date walnut cookies, easy baking recipes, easy cookie recipe, Fufus Kitchen
Servings: 20 cookies
Author: Heifa


  • 1.5 cups All-Purpose Flour
  • 1 tsp Baking Soda
  • 1/4 tsp Ground Cinnamon
  • 1 stick Unsalted Butter room temperature
  • 1 cup medjool dates (10 dates) soft and diced, soften dates by submerging them in water for a few minutes
  • 1 cup Walnuts crushed
  • 1/3 cup Brown Sugar
  • 1/3 cup White Sugar
  • 1 tsp Vanilla Flavor
  • 1 Egg


  • In a bowl, mix together the butter along with both sugars, egg, and vanilla. Use a paddle attachment if using a kitchenaid.
  • Add to this the flour, baking soda, and cinnamon. Mix together.
  • Add the dates and walnuts; fold it into the batter.
  • Chill the cookie batter for 10-15 minutes in the fridge.
  • Line a baking pan with parchment paper. Scoop uniform cookie balls using a cookie scooper onto the pan leaving space between the cookies to spread when they bake.
  • Bake at 350 F for 13 minutes. The bottom will be lightly browned and the top will be soft. Allow the cookies to cool at room temperature. This will take about 5 minutes. Enjoy warm or room temp. with a cup of milk, coffee, or tea!


To make Vegan:
Use flax eggs instead of regular eggs.
Use vegan butter instead of regular butter.

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  1. 5 stars
    These cookies were super easy to make and were so delish! Perfect for all the left over dates I had from Ramadan.

      1. 5 stars
        This date cookie recipe was delicious! My husband and I really enjoyed it along a glass of milk. I swapped the walnuts for pecans and added mini chocolate chips. It was so flavorful and decadent. I’m not a big fan of sweets, but I do love dates and how versatile they are! Thank you Fufu, this recipe is a keeper!!

    1. Delicious! I have tried these with walnuts and pecans, and both are excellent. Soft inside, a little crunch on the outside. Thanks for the great recipe!

  2. 5 stars
    I made your date walnut cookies last week & they were a huge hit. In sha Allah will be making more for Eid Al Adha.

    1. These cookies were the best! It was a very easy recipe, they are so delicious! Would make it again and again ! Date makes everything so good. Thank you for this recipe 😉

  3. 5 stars
    Thank you for sharing the recipe of the date and walnut cookies.They were delicious, and easy to make. Also appreciated you answering my question about the recipe so promptly.

  4. 5 stars
    These were amazinngggggg mA! I love anything with dates or walnuts so this was perfect.

    A couple things:
    1. Like the recipe says, softened butter is better. But if it splits in the beginning, keep going (this happened to me and it worked out as you keep mixing).
    2. I didn’t have egg so I subbed with a very ripe banana. Perfect for egg-free diets! It came out more muffin like!
    3. Because I didn’t have egg I added a 1/2 tsp baking powder.

    I’m excited to try again (now that I bought eggs lol). It was popular with little kids and adults too! 🙂

  5. 5 stars
    These are amazing! I added chia and hemp seeds for added nutrition! So good! They were even approved by my picky 12yo!! Will be making these again for sure! There may be a glitch because I can’t post 5 stars! It’s not allowing me more than 3 but these are definitely 5-star delicious!

  6. 5 stars
    These cookies were so easy to make and delicious! The measurements were all perfect to make this a cookie I’ll be making over and over again. Totally recommend this recipe to anyone who loves dates and cookies with a slight crunch!

    1. 5 stars
      Delicious! I have tried these with walnuts and pecans, and both are excellent. Soft inside, a little crunch on the outside. Thanks for the great recipe!

  7. 5 stars
    I’ve been craving these since i came across them the other day on your page. I’ve been out of dates and unable to find them for a couple days (I live in a small town). I decided I’d make do today and just use my baking dates and make little balls and gently fold them in. Let me tell you–these were delicious and definitely hit the spot. Also, I’m currently dairy free so I kept the egg but opted for plant butter instead and they were GREAT! Thank you!!

  8. 5 stars
    Delicious! Easy recipe to follow with household ingredients. Used baking dates (package of ajwa) instead of actual dates because that’s what I had on hand and they came out great. Everyone loved them. Perfect balance of sweetness, chewiness and crunch!

    1. I am happy that baking dates worked for this cookie! I never tested with it but often get asked if that would work. Thanks for sharing with us 🙂

  9. 5 stars
    Tried the recipe last night, the cookies were delicious. Will defintely bake more of these cookies, they pair nicely with tea/coffee.
    Thanks for sharing the recipe!

  10. 5 stars
    I love these so much. Everyone who tried them loved them! I made them gluten-free. My only problem is that the recipe doesn’t make enough cookies to last more than a day 😭

    1. Hi Muna,
      To make this GF, did you use a specific flour or just an all-purpose 1:1 GF flour? I think it would be helpful to know for those who want to make these gluten-free! Thank you!

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