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This recipe for DATE COOKIES, by , is from The Standley Family Cookbook, one of the cookbooks created at FamilyCookbookProject.com. We help families or individuals create heirloom cookbook treasures.

Pat Simmons
Added: Wednesday, June 10, 2009


1/2 c. sugar
1 lb. pitted dates (chopped)
1 c. walnuts (finely chopped)
3/4 - 1 1/2 c. water or more (for spreading consistency)

1 c. butter
1 c. sugar
3 eggs (beaten)
1 c. brown sugar
1 tsp. coriander
1 tsp. vanilla
4 c. flour (or more)
1/2 tsp. salt
1 tsp. baking soda

Mix sugar, dates, walnut and water together and cook until thick. Cool. (This is the filling). Next, mix the main ingredients (dough) together with an electric mixer. Dough should come clean from sides of bowl. Roll 1/4 inch thick. Spread with filling. Roll tight like a jelly roll. Chill or freeze until firm. Rolls freeze well for several months if wrapped in saran wrap. Slice about 1/3 inch thick. Bake at 350 about 10-12 minutes or until lightly browned.




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