Total Time
Prep 10 mins
Cook 40 mins

Not sure where the name came from or how many this makes.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Mix flour, sugar, dates, salt and nuts together. Add 2 eggs and mix throughly. Spread into an 8x8 inch greased pan.
  2. Bake at 325* for 40 minute
  3. When cooled make into balls and roll in sugar.


Most Helpful

This is the exact recipe I coppied from my mother's book. She made them in the 1930's but the writing had faded and I copied it as 375* for 35 - 40 min. I made them and they are very dry. After finding yours with the very same ingredients I now know my mistake and will buy more dates and try again. Thank you Hill Family

cwanderson23 December 09, 2007

This is a recipe I use every year for Christmas baking. I do add 1/2 teaspoon baking powder. Bake at 325 for only 25 to 30 minutes, then remove cut into small squares. While still warm roll each square into a ball, then dredge into powdered icing sugar. then dredge again in powdered sugar. These keep well in a tin can for a long time.

andypandy December 12, 2009

This is an OLD recipe that I also have in a cookbook dated 1947. The recipe I have calls for baking these at 300F for 20 minutes.

mollypaul February 17, 2009

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