Prep 10 mins
Cook 40 mins
Not sure where the name came from or how many this makes.
- Mix flour, sugar, dates, salt and nuts together. Add 2 eggs and mix throughly. Spread into an 8x8 inch greased pan.
- Bake at 325* for 40 minute
- When cooled make into balls and roll in sugar.
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
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.
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.