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My Mom's Date Nut Cookies Recipe

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Contributor:  
Contributor:  
Christine Ross Saavedra
Added: Tuesday, August 7, 2007

Category:
Category:

Ingredients:  
Ingredients:  
Filling:
1 large pkg. of chopped dates
1/2 c. sugar
1/2 c. water
1/2 c. walnuts (chopped)
Dough:
2 c. brown sugar (light)
1 c. shortening
3 eggs
1/2 tsp. cinnamon
pinch of salt
1 tsp. baking powder
4 c. flour
1 c. powdered sugar

Directions:
Directions:
Filling: Place dates, sugar and water in small saucepan. Heat at low temperature until thick and smooth. Let cool and add walnuts.
Dough: Mix ingredients well, divide into 3 parts. Roll to 1/4 thickness. Spread with filling, roll jellyroll fashion, wrap in waxed paper or plastic wrap. Freeze.
Bake: While frozen, cut in 1/4 slices and put on baking sheet. Bake in 350 oven for 10 minutes. When brown, remove from oven and pan and dust with powdered sugar.

Number Of Servings:
Number Of Servings:
Makes 10 dozen
Preparation Time:
Preparation Time:
10 minutes per sheet
Personal Notes:
Personal Notes:
This is really my mom, Pat Fogerty Ross', recipe but I make them every year so my kids think it's my recipe!

 

 

 

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