This easy recipe changes up the usual sugar cookie by adding cinnamon, sweet dates, and tropical coconut. If coconut-date is not your favorite combo, we have other variations like Mexican chocolate, Meyer lemon and black pepper, or simple, classic sugar cookies.
Game plan: The dates can be finely chopped in a food processor. Quarter them first, then place in a food processor fitted with a blade attachment. Pulse until finely chopped, about 30 to 40 (1-second) pulses.
The dough logs can be frozen for up to a month: Just wrap the plastic-covered logs tightly in aluminum foil before freezing. Thaw in the refrigerator overnight before slicing and baking.
This recipe was retested and updated by the CHOW Test Kitchen in December 2012.