These are tangy and sweet and VERY addicting. The recipe doubles well.

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Ingredients

12
Original recipe yields 12 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Sift the flour with baking powder and salt. Set aside.

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  • Beat egg and add sugar slowly. Blend in 1 tablespoon butter or margarine. Stir in dates and nuts. Gradually add flour mixture, mixing well.

  • Pour into a greased 8x8 inch pan, spreading evenly. Bake at 325 degrees F (165 degrees C) for 25-30 minutes. Cool in pan on wire rack. Spread top with glaze and cut into 24 sticks.

  • To Make Glaze: Combine 1 tablespoon milk, 1 tablespoon margarine, 1 cup confectioners' sugar, 1 teaspoon lemon juice, and 1/2 teaspoon grated lemon rind. Heat over low heat until well blended. Cool slightly before pouring over cookies.

Nutrition Facts

154 calories; 4.1 g total fat; 21 mg cholesterol; 89 mg sodium. 29.2 g carbohydrates; 1.8 g protein; Full Nutrition

Reviews (12)

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
01/05/2005
For our 2nd wedding anniversary my husband gave me a card that said "we can still have dates" along with a package of dates! I thought what in the world will I do with these? So tonight I made this recipe and it turned out great! While I was mixing the ingredients it seemed too thick but it actually came out perfect. The best part is the delicious icing. Next time I'll make a double batch. Now I can't wait to offer my husband a date in a bar! Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
03/22/2006
These were overly sweet maybe because my chopped dates had sugar on them. I didn't notice that until after I baked them and then looked at the dates again and the second ingredient was sugar. Too sweet!! Read More
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14 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 6
  • 4 star values: 4
  • 3 star values: 4
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 5 stars
01/05/2005
For our 2nd wedding anniversary my husband gave me a card that said "we can still have dates" along with a package of dates! I thought what in the world will I do with these? So tonight I made this recipe and it turned out great! While I was mixing the ingredients it seemed too thick but it actually came out perfect. The best part is the delicious icing. Next time I'll make a double batch. Now I can't wait to offer my husband a date in a bar! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/05/2005
For our 2nd wedding anniversary my husband gave me a card that said "we can still have dates" along with a package of dates! I thought what in the world will I do with these? So tonight I made this recipe and it turned out great! While I was mixing the ingredients it seemed too thick but it actually came out perfect. The best part is the delicious icing. Next time I'll make a double batch. Now I can't wait to offer my husband a date in a bar! Read More
(8)
Rating: 5 stars
04/22/2006
i liked this recipe a lot. the richness of the fruit complements the tart acidity of the lemon. i substituted raisins for dates (plumped them up first by cooking them with enough water to cover on the stove - when the water was all absorbed i ground them up in the food processor) and they taste great! to make the icing more tart i left out the milk and added more lemon juice. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
11/13/2005
These are wonderful and easy to make. They are very sweet and addictive. I used a 9X9 pan and cut them into 36 little square pieces. Thank you for the recipe. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
04/24/2005
These were gone in a flash! I don't love dates so I wasn't sure I'd like these but they were so good that we couldn't stop eating them! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
03/26/2007
Just drizzle the glaze over the bars because it's too sweet. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
01/25/2005
Yummy! These are chewy and the lemon really makes it. I used whole wheat pastry flour instead with no problems. My husband LOVES these served with lemon gelato! My 4 year old would only lick the icing though. Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
03/22/2006
These were overly sweet maybe because my chopped dates had sugar on them. I didn't notice that until after I baked them and then looked at the dates again and the second ingredient was sugar. Too sweet!! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
08/08/2011
I doubled this recipe and made it gluten free by subbing the flour and adding a half teaspoon of xanthum gum. Took to a party and they were a big hit everybody loved them! When making the glaze don't heat too long or hot as the butter solids seperate. Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
02/04/2008
Not the greatest. Let me just say though that I'm not a big fan of dates. These tasted very healthy not like a guilty pleasure (which is what a cookie is all about in my opinion). The lemon glaze helps but I certainly wouldn't make these again. Read More
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