"I have long believed that good food, good eating is all about risk. Whether we're talking about unpasteurized Stilton, raw oysters or working for organized crime 'associates,' food, for me, has always been an adventure."--Anthony Bourdain
1/2 c. butter 1/2 tsp. vanilla 3/4 c. brown sugar 1 beaten egg 1 1/4 c. flour 1/4 tsp. salt 1/4 tsp. baking powder 1/2 tsp. soda 1/2 c. thick sour cream 2 1/2 dozen pitted dates, cut up (about 3/4 c.) 1/4 c. chopped walnuts
Cream butter, vanilla and sugar. Add egg and beat well. Add sifted dry ingredients (stir the 1/4 c. flour in with the dates) with sour cream. Stir in dates and walnuts. Drop by teaspoons on greased pan. Bake 10 - 12 minutes in 400 degree oven. Icing: Heat 1/4 c. butter over low flame until golden. Stir in 1 c. confectioners sugar and 1/2 tsp. vanilla. Add hot water until of spreading consistency.
I found this recipe in Papa's hand writing. He had beautiful penmanship even though his little finger was broken and stuck straight out! I found the identical recipe from another source only it called for raisins instead of dates and used 3 T. of sour cream in the frosting instead of the hot water.
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