Date & Nut Cookies 

400o  10-12 minutes

Makes 5-6 dozen


1 cup Crisco shortening

2 cups packed brown sugar

2 eggs

½ cup water, milk or buttermilk

1 tsp vanilla

3-1/2 cups flour

1 tsp salt

1 tsp baking soda

1/8 tsp cinnamon
Date filling:

2 cups dates, cut in small bits

¾ cup sugar

¾ cup water

½ cup chopped nuts (walnuts or pecans)

In mixer, combine crisco, brown sugar, and eggs

Stir in water and vanilla

In medium bowl mix, flour, salt, baking soda and cinnamon

Combine dry into wet

Drop with teaspoon onto Ungreased cookie sheet

In medium pot, cook date filling, stirring constantly until thick

Place ½ tsp date filling onto dough already on cookie sheet

Cover the date filling with a ½ tsp more dough