Date Walnut Double Decker

Total Time
Prep 0 mins
Cook 40 mins

A recipe clipped from a long forgotten magazine more than 25 years ago. Have made this one for wedding showers a few times.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Combine first 3 ingredients and blend into fine crumbs. Press into bottom of a greased 9 inch square pan. Bake at 350 F for about 20 minutes, until edges are lightly browned.
  2. Combine brown sugar and remaining white sugar, eggs and vanilla and beat together well.
  3. Sift flour and nutmeg with baking powder and salt and add to first mixture.
  4. Stir in walnuts and dates.
  5. Turn batter into pan over hot baked pastry layer. Bake at 350 F for 20 minutes.
  6. Cool in pan, sprinkle top with powdered sugar if desired. Cut into 18 bars.


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I too have had this recipe clipped out ( mine was from Woman's Day) and have made it numerous times over the years. Very elegant and tasty bar cookies that everyone loves. Thanks so much for posting this!

Leslie in Texas May 08, 2007

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