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Spice Bars


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Serves | Prep Time | Cook Time 15 - 18

Ingredients

1 C. butter (no substitues)
2 C. sugar
3 eggs
1 tsp. baking soda
2 tsp water
1 C. cut-up dates
3 C. sifted all-purpose flour
1 tsp. cinnamon
1 tsp. nutmeg
1/4 tsp. ground cloves
Dash of salt
1 C. chopped walnuts
2 T. sugar


Cream the butter in a large mixing bowl; gradually add sugar and beat unti light and fluffy.


Beat in eggs, one at a time.


Dissolve soda in water; blend into creamed mixture.


Combine flour, cinnamon, nutmeg, cloves and salt; gradually add to creamed mixture.


Add dates, then blend in nuts.


Chill several hours.


Preheat oven to 350 degrees.


Form dough into 6 rolls, 10 inches long and 3/4 inch in diameter on light floured surface.


Place two rolls on buttered cookie sheet.


Flatten to 1/4 inch thickness, leaving finger impressions as a design.


Sprinkle with sugar.


Bake 15-18 minutes.


While hot, make diagonal slices 1 inch apart to form bars.


Remove immediately to wire rack to cool.


Makes 5-6 dozen.


Pairs Well With


Notes

A favorite family cookie recipe. These don't last long around our house, and they are a great Christmas cookie recipe because they can be made ahead of time and frozen.

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