Mother used to make these cookies and they are definitely my favorite cookie recipe. Takes a bit of time but they’re worth every moment you spend. I call them “the Cadillac” of the cookies. Folks will love them!
2 1/4 Cups pitted chopped dates
1 cup sugar
1 cup water
1 cup chopped nuts
(Boil slowly 10 minutes, mixing constantly.. let cool until warm)
1 cup shortening
2 cups brown sugar
3 eggs (beaten)
4 cups sifted flour
1/2 tsp salt
1/2 tsp soda
Roll out dough on floured surface about 3/8″ thick. Spread thickened filling on it.
Roll up into roll and wrap with waxed paper. Refrigerate several hours or until firm enough to slice.
Bake 10-12 minutes at 400 deg.
Photo By Mary Anne Whitchurch Tuck