DirectionsCombine dates, water & 1/4 cup brown sugar in small saucepan.
Bring to boil & cook over medium heat about 2 minutes, stirring until very thick, then set aside.
In large mixing bowl, beat together remaining 1 cup brown sugar, butter, eggs & vanilla until very smooth.
In medium bowl, whisk together flour, soda, baking powder & salt.
Add flour mixture to egg mixture & mix well.
Stir in coconut & lukewarm date mixture.
Chill the dough in refrigerator.
Heat oven to 375 degrees F & lightly grease several cookie sheets.
Remove dough from refrigerator & drop by teaspoonfuls onto prepared cookie sheets.
Bake 12 to 15 minutes, then cool before serving.