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Date Sandwich Cookies Recipe

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This recipe for Date Sandwich Cookies, by , is from The Delany Girls' Family Cookbook Project, one of the cookbooks created at FamilyCookbookProject.com. We help families or individuals create heirloom cookbook treasures.

Added: Monday, December 5, 2005


Crumb mixture:

1 1/2 c. flour
1/2 tsp. soda
1/2 tsp salt
1 c. brown sugar
1 1/2 c. rolled oats
1 c. melted butter
1 c. chopped pecans


1 pkg. or 40 dates (chopped)
1 c. water
1 c. sugar
1/2 tsp. vanilla (add later)


Cook filling till thick and smooth, add vanilla. Let cool.

To prepare crumb mixture: stir together all ingredients. Mix thoroughly with hands.

Pat 1/2 of crumb mixture into a shallow pan which is greased and floured. Put date filling on top and add remaining crumb mixture, patting down well.

Bake at 350 degrees for 45 minutes. Cool and cut into strips. Sprinkle powered sugar

Personal Notes:
Personal Notes:
Harriet was a good friend of Grandma's who gave her a lot of great cookie recipes that Grandma made through the years!




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