Date and Nut Dainties

The Garden City Jewish Center Sisterhood
Recipe by
The Garden City Jewish Center Sisterhood

These date and nut morsels are perfect for Tu BiShvat, when it is customary to eat foods containing the Seven Species, which includes dates. 

2 egg whites
1/2 cup sugar
pinch of salt
1/2 teaspoon lemon juice
1 (7 1/2 oz.) pkg. dates, cut up
3/4 cup walnuts, chopped
candied cherries, cut up
chocolate chips
  • Preaheat oven to 325°F. Grease and flour a cookie sheet.
  • Beat the egg whites until stiff. Gradually add the sugar and salt. Continue beating until thick. Add the lemon juice and fold in the dates and nuts.
  • Drop by teaspoonfuls on cookie sheet, and leave room for spreading.
  • Decorate the top of each cookie with a piece of candied cherry or chocolate chip.
  • Bake for 10 minutes and then reduce to 225°F. The dainties are done when slightly browned.
  • Remove from pan with a spatula as soon as done and cool on a wire cake rack.