Total Time
45mins
Prep 30 mins
Cook 15 mins

These cookies are crumbly but have such a wonderful flavor that I make them every year. I'm considering baking it in a pan like a brownie. Maybe that will rescue an otherwise good recipe.

Ingredients Nutrition

Directions

  1. Put dates, raisins and walnuts in the bowl of a food processor and pulse until chopped. I have done this by hand also.
  2. Stir in the cinnamon and 1/2 cup sugar, set aside.
  3. Cream the butter, vanilla and the remaining 1/2 c sugar until light and fluffy. Beat in the eggs one at a time.
  4. Stir in flour, baking powder, salt and orange juice.
  5. Add the date mizture and stir only until blended. The dough will be very stiff.
  6. Shape the dough into four logs, about 12"x2"x1/2".
  7. I always make these well in advance and freeze them raw ('cause freshly baked tastes best). To do this shape the logs on a wax paper lined baking sheet. Place them in the freezer until they are firm, then pop into a baggie, tupperware or whatever. Baking directions are the same either way.
  8. Bake the logs on baking paper or lightly greased foil at 375 degrees F for 15 minutes. Start checking at 12 minutes as ovens vary quite a bit. They will seem soft and and underdone, don't overbake. Dool 15 minutes, then cut diagonally into 3/4 inch bars. Duat with confectioners sugar while warm. They will be firmer when cool.

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