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Auntie Janet's Date Bars

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Serves 72 | Prep Time 90 | Cook Time 15

Why I Love This Recipe

This sounds like it could be a new hot spot! Seriously though, these are awesome cookies, and I made very few changes...if it ain't broke...

Ingredients You'll Need

1 c butter
1 1/4 c sugar
3 eggs
1 t baking soda
2 t water
8 oz dates, chopped
3 c flour
1/4 t cinnamon
1/4 t nutmeg
dash salt


Cream butter and sugar

Add 1 egg at a time

Blend baking soda and water, add to mixture

Add chopped dates

Sift baking soda, flour, cinnamon, nutmeg, and salt together and slowly incorporate to mixture

Roll dough into ¾” rolls, cutting into 10” lengths

Wrap in plastic and chill well

Place 2 rolls per cookie sheet, flatten each roll to ¼ “ thick

Bake at 350 degrees for 15 minutes

While hot, cut into diagonal slices 1 ½” wide

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