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Sunday, December 18, 2016

Date and Nut Cookies

These are a festive cookie for the holidays:  a combination of dates, chocolate and nuts.  It is a soft drop cookies that you can (if desired) sprinkle with powdered sugar or top with half a cherry.  Yum!  I had forgotten all about these lovelies until a friend of my daughter's mentioned the recipe.  I dug around in my recipe box (yes I have one!)  and there it was.  Time to make a batch.

3/4 c. sugar
1/2 c. margarine or butter
1/2 t. vanilla
2 eggs
 1/2 t. baking soda
1 t. hot water
1 1/2 c. flour
1/2# dates
1/2# Hershey's chocolate bars
1/2 c. nuts
candied cherries, halved (if desired)
powdered sugar. 
Cream sugar and butter or margarine.  Add eggs and vanilla.  Beat well.  Mix soda into water .  Add to the bowl. Mix for a minute.  Add flour and stir until mixed.  Chop dates, nuts and chocolate rather fine and then add to cookie dough.  Drop by teaspoon onto cooky sheets.  If using cherries place 1/2 cherry into the middle of each cooky.  Bake at 350 for 10 minutes.  Sprinkle with powderd sugar when cool if desired.

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