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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.

It is also so much fun to receive each of your favorite Christmas baking recipes and imagine how yummy they must each taste.
Todays E-Cookie Exchange recipe is from
Allison Stephens


Holiday Date Bars

1 cup butter

2 cups sugar

3 eggs

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

ΒΌ 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!

Join the E-Cookie exchange fun and send us your Christmas baking recipes to trisha@247moms.com

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