Date Bars
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Include this scrumptious recipe in your holiday baking. My mom’s friend Joanna shared this recipe with me, and if you like dates, you will love this cookie.
Recipe type: Dessert | Bar Cookie
  • 3 large eggs
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • 1½ cups dates, coarsely chopped
  • 1 cup walnuts or pecans, coarsely chopped
  • ¼ sup confectioners (powdered) sugar
Preheat oven to 325 degrees F. Prepare one 13x9x2 inch oblong pan; lightly grease the pan with shortening.
  1. In a large mixing bowl, combine the eggs, sugar and vanilla; use an electric mixer or wooden spoon and beat together until thoroughly mixed. Add the flour, baking powder, and salt; stir until well mixed. Stir in dates and nuts.
  2. Bake: Spread the batter evenly into the baking pan. Bake 30 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean.
  3. While the cookie is still warm, cut into 1 inch by 3 inch bars.
Tip: My favorite tool to cut bar cookies is a stainless steel dough scraper; simply push the dough scraper straight down into the cookie for straight cuts. Or use a pizza cutter or small kitchen knife to cut the cookie into bars.
  1. Using a fine-mesh sieve, dust the tops of the still warm bars with confectioners sugar. Leave bars in pan to cool; place baking pan on a wire cooling rack to cool.
Recipe Notes
Pan: One 13"x9"x2" Oblong Pan Prep: Greased Oven Temp: 325° Yield: 3 Dozen Bars Storage: Airtight Container, Room Temperature

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