Grandma's Date Balls (X'mas Cookies)

Total Time
20 mins
5 mins

These are by far my favorite "cookie". Rich, chewy, and will ALWAYS remind me of her.

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  1. In heavy-bottomed,lg.
  2. saucepan or pot,melt butter.
  3. Stir in brown sugar and dates.
  4. Cook til sugar is melted.
  5. Remove from heat and QUICKLY stir in egg well.
  6. Return to med.
  7. heat, stirring constantly, til boiling.
  8. Boil and stir 1 minute.
  9. Remove from heat, stir in rest of ingredients, and let cool off til easily handled.
  10. Roll into balls, about 1" or so, roll in powdered sugar to coat.
  11. Store airtight.
  12. (Can chill if desired, but serve room temp.).