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Date Nut Icebox Cookies

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Serves 48 servings | Prep Time 15 minutes + chilling | Cook Time 10 minutes/batch


1 cup butter, softened
1 cup shortening
2-1/2 cups sugar
2 eggs
1-1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract
1 tablespoon light corn syrup
5 cups all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 cup finely chopped walnuts
1 cup finely chopped dates

In a large bowl, cream the butter, shortening and sugar until light and fluffy.

Add eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition. Beat in vanilla and corn syrup. Combine the flour, salt and baking soda; gradually add to the creamed mixture and mix well. Stir in walnuts and dates.

Shape into four 6-in. rolls; wrap each in plastic wrap. Refrigerate overnight.

Unwrap and cut into 1/4-in. slices. Place 2-1/2 in. apart on ungreased baking sheets. Bake at 375° for 10-12 minutes or until lightly browned. Cool for 2-3 minutes before removing to wire racks.

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A dear friend shared this recipe with me many years ago. They've become a much-requesting treat at my house, so it's a good thing the recipe yields a lot.

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