Stuff dates with nuts. Set aside. Cream shortening and sugar until light. Beat in egg.
Sift dry ingredients; add alternately with sour cream to creamed mixture. Stir in dates. Drop onto greased cookie sheet, one date per cookie. Bake at 400 degrees for 8 to 10 minutes. Cool and frost with Golden Frosting. Makes 5-1/2 dozen cookies.
Lightly brown butter or margarine; remove from heat. Gradually beat in confectioners' sugar and vanilla. Slowly add enough water until of spreading consistency. Yield: 5-1/2 dozen.