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"This was a printed cookie recipe in a cookbook published in Jo Davies County Farm Bureau cookbook in 1940. This tops the list of all cookies my family likes at Christmas time."

Ingredients

1 pound pitted dates
1/2 cup white sugar
1/2 cup water
1 cup shortening
1 cup white sugar
3 eggs
4 cups flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/8 teaspoon salt
1 cup nuts

Instructions

Boil pitted dates, 1/2 cup sugar and 1/2 cup water until mixture is formed. Cool.

Cream shortening, adding 1 cup white sugar and eggs. Sift together dry ingredients. Add sifted dry ingredients to creamed mixture to form a dough. Add nuts. When dough is formed, roll it on floured board in a large sheet.

Spread cooled date mixture on this sheet of dough. With a spatula to help roll dough, form into roll and place on wax paper. Cut the roll in three sections to make it easier to handle. Cover. Place in freezer overnight.

Using a sharp knife, cut rolls into slices 1/4-inch thick. Place slices on a greased cookie sheet. Bake at 375 degrees for 10 to 15 minutes until browning occurs. "Bake time depends on brownness of cookie." Cool on cooling rack.

Charlotte Scott
Rock Island



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