SPICE BARS

 

  • Cooking Time: 15 - 18
  • Servings:
  • Preparation Time:

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

Directions

  • 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.

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.

Categories: Cookies  Dessert 

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