Wednesday, December 9, 2009
Recipe Box Wednesday
memories of my dear Grandma Doris. No one names their daughters Doris
anymore. Or Lorraine, or Roberta, or Eileen, or Mabel, or Ethel. I can't
imagine being called Grandma Kristi someday. That just doesn't sound
right. Perhaps I should change my name to something more grandma-like
as I approach that stage of my life.
But I digress.
Before arthritis crippled her hands, my grandmother used to make me date
cookies every year as my Christmas present. The kind where the chewy
date filling is folded into a soft cookie half moon, and pressed around the
edges to seal it. I LOVE those cookies. I spied them at a neighborhood
While I realize the following recipe is not the one she made, the
ingredients sound like they might give me the same flavor I remember.
And I LOVED the title!
2/3 c. sugar
1 c. butter
1 c. nuts
1 lb. dates pitted and chopped
2 1/2 c. flour
1 tsp. salt
1 tsp. soda
1 tsp. cinnamon
1 tsp. cloves
dash of nutmeg
2 Tbsp. hot water
Cream butter until soft, beat in sugar gradually. Add eggs and beat well.
Stir in dates and nuts. Mix and sift dry ingredients separately, add
alternately to egg mixture with water. Drop by tsp. on cooky sheet, bake at
400 degrees for 10 min.
Happy baking, and as always, if you try them, let me know if the
recipe is a keeper!