My mom made this every year at Christmas. It's a great treat that everybody loves! Pecans can be substituted for walnuts.

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Recipe Summary

prep:
30 mins
cook:
15 mins
additional:
3 hrs
total:
3 hrs 45 mins
Servings:
36
Yield:
36 servings
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Ingredients

36
Original recipe yields 36 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Beat butter and cream cheese together in a bowl using an electric mixer until smooth and creamy. Sift flour and salt together into a bowl; stir into creamed butter until dough holds together. Cover bowl with plastic wrap and chill, 3 hours to overnight.

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  • Press 1 walnut into each date and press closed.

  • Preheat oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C).

  • Spread a pastry cloth over a work surface and sprinkle generously with confectioners' sugar. Roll chilled dough into 1/8-inch thick rectangle on the prepared work surface. Cut dough into 3 1/2 x 1 1/2-inch strips using a pastry wheel or pizza cutter.

  • Place 1 stuffed date in the center of each strip. Roll strip around date and sprinkle with confectioners' sugar. Arrange cookies, folded side-down, on a baking sheet.

  • Bake in the preheated oven until lightly browned, 15 to 18 minutes.

Nutrition Facts

74 calories; protein 0.9g 2% DV; carbohydrates 9.5g 3% DV; fat 4g 6% DV; cholesterol 9.4mg 3% DV; sodium 33.5mg 1% DV. Full Nutrition

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12/03/2019
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