Date Nut Icebox Cookies
  • Cooking Time: 10 minutes/batch
  • Servings: 48 servings
  • Preparation Time: 15 minutes + chilling
  • 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
  1. In a large bowl, cream the butter, shortening and sugar until light and fluffy.
  2. 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.
  3. Shape into four 6-in. rolls; wrap each in plastic wrap. Refrigerate overnight.
  4. 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.
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.