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NOELS Recipe

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Contributor:  
Contributor:  
Joy Burgess
Added: Monday, August 10, 2009

Category:
Category:

Ingredients:  
Ingredients:  
2/3 cups + 4 tablespoons butter
4 teaspoons vanilla
1 1/2 cups brown sugar
2 eggs
2 1/2 cups flour
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
1 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon soda
1 cup sour cream
72 pitted dates
72 walnut halves
2 cups powdered sugar
2 teaspoons heavy cream
Green food coloring
Red food coloring

Directions:
Directions:
Cream 2/3 + 2 tablespoons butter and 2 teaspoons vanilla. Beat in 1 1/2 cups brown sugar gradually; add eggs and beat well. Sift flour, baking powder, salt and soda. Add sifted ingredients to cream mixture alternately with sour cream. Take date, stuff with walnut and roll in dough. Place on buttered cookie sheets. Bake at 350 6 to 8 minutes, cool.

Melt 2 tablespoons butter, blend with powdered sugar and vanilla, and stir in heavy cream to make icing. Divide frosting into three parts and drop green food coloring in one part and red in another to create red, green, and white icing. Ice Noels.

Personal Notes:
Personal Notes:
This is a traditional Burgess Christmas treat.

 

 

 

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