[Sca-cooks] Dates

Bhadra bhadradharma at gmail.com
Mon Feb 11 13:18:53 PST 2008

I just bought a package of cookies from my local Middle Eastern store and
they sound just like this and are sooooooo delightfully yummy. However, they
look to me like they have been made in some sort of mold. Anybody got an
idea as to the kind of mold and where I could put my grubby little mitts on
one?  I'm keeping this recipe (see me nodding my head like a bobblehead)

-------Original Message-------
From: PKSARGE at aol.com
Date: 2/11/2008 12:29:39 PM
To: sca-cooks at lists.ansteorra.org
Subject: Re: [Sca-cooks] Dates
Having spent nearly two years in North Africa and several visits to the
Middle East (courtesy of Uncle Sam) I can tell you that fresh dates are
indeed a
treat. There are also many local varieties that never make it outside the
markets. Here is a recipe that combines stuffed dates and cookies. It is
"The Spice Cookbook" by Avanella Day and Lillie Stuckey, David White Co. New
York, 1964.
Blind Date cookies:
3 dozen pitted, dried dates
3 dozen pecans
1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/4 teaspoon lemon extract
1/2 cup shortening
3/4 cup brown sugar
1 large egg
1 3/4 cup sifted all-purpose flour
1 1/2 teaspoons double-acting baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup milk
Stuff dates with pecans and set aside. Mix together the next 5 ingredients
until well blended. Beat in egg. Sift flour with baking powder and salt and
to the creamed mixture alternately with milk. Drop dough, in rounded 1/2
teaspoonsful, 1/2 inches apart, onto lightly greased cooky sheets. Press a
date into the center of each. Cover date completely with a little more dough

Bake in a preheated moderate oven (350 degrees F.) 15 minutes or until
lighltly browned around the edges. Cool on wire rack. Store airtight.
YEILD: 3 dozen cookies
Have fun and enjoy your dates,
Mykael Halfdan
AKA Dennis Olson
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