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Date Cookies Recipe

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

G'ma Martha Novacek
Added: Tuesday, October 16, 2007


2/3 c. shortening
2 c. brown sugar
3 eggs, beaten
4 c. flour
1 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp cinnamon
1/2 tsp salt
1/2 tsp nutmeg
1 1/2 lbs. pitted dates, chopped
1/2 c. sugar
1 c. cold water
pinch of salt

Cream shortening and sugar. Add eggs and mix well. Sift flour and spices in a separate bowl. Add to creamed mixture. Mix until well blended, chill.
For filling; combine filling ingredients and cook until blended. Cool. Turn the dough on a lightly floured board and roll 1/4" thick. Spread date mixture on top. Roll like a jelly roll and wrap in wax paper. Chill or freeze. Cut into thin slices and bake on cookie sheet at 425 for about 10 minutes.




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