Today I baked a batch of cookies to ship to my #1 Son who is off at college trying as I am trying to include him in our family Christmas count down tradition. ( Click here to read more about the Novotny’s count down tradition). Once again I realized how much I enjoy this time of year and spending time in the kitchen baking.
1 cup butter
2 cups sugar
Cream butter and sugar, add eggs one at a time.
1 tsp baking soda
2 tsp water
1 8oz pkg dates, cut up
Combine soda and water, blend into creamed mixture, add dates.
3 cups flour
1 tsp cinnamon
1 tsp nutmeg
¼ tsp cloves
Dash of salt
l cup chopped nuts
Stir together dry ingredients, blend with creamed mix, add nuts.
2 tablespoons sugar
On lightly floured board, shape into rolls 10″ long by 3/4″ diameter. Place 2 rolls on each butteres baking sheet. With fingers, flatten rolls to 1/2″ thickness. Sprinkle with sugar. Bake at 350 degrees for 15 minutes. While hot, make diagonal slices 1 1/2″ to form bars. Enjoy!
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