While we're on the subject of dates ...

This was a recipe that my mom made every Christmas. Much faster and
easier than making the usual date "turnover" cookies. And sooooooooo
delicious! She never made an individual batch of anything in her
life. This recipe makes a LOT of cookies!

* Exported from MasterCook *

Date Cookies

Recipe By : Damsel in dis Dress
Serving Size : 24 Preparation Time :0:00
Categories : Cookies/Bars Family Recipes

Amount Measure Ingredient -- Preparation Method
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8 c Brown sugar
2 c Shortening
1 lb Butter -- softened
7 lg Eggs
2 ts Salt
2 tb Soda
2 c Water -- warm
4 ts Vanilla extract
16 c Flour
2 lb Dates -- chopped
2 c Sugar
7 ts Flour

Combine first nine ingredients (through 16 cups flour) in order

Mix dates, sugar, and flour together in saucepan. Cover with water
boil until thick.

Place teaspoon-sized blobs of batter onto cookie sheet. Top with
half-teaspoon-sized blobs of date mixture. Crown with
quarter-teaspoon-sized blobs of additional batter.

Bake at 350F for 15 minutes.

Be very careful not to touch the filling while hot!!

Contributor: Mom 0