Preheat oven to 400º.
Combine dates, 3/4 c. sugar, and 3/4 c. water.Cook until thick. Add chopped nuts. Cool.
Cream together Crisco, brown sugar, granulated sugar.
Add 3 eggs and beat thoroughly.
Sift together flour, salt, baking soda. Add to mixture. Add vanilla. Beat until smooth and firm. Divide into 2-3 parts.
Roll out between sheets of waxed paper to 1/2 inch thickness. Lift one side of paper off dough, spread with date mixture. Re-roll and refrigerate until firm. Slice thinly. Bake on greased cookie sheet 10-12 minutes until lightly browned. My family loves these!
Suggestion: I freeze the dough until ready to bake.
Life is unsure, always eat your dessert first. - Anonymous