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These are awesome cookies - My mother used to make these every Christmas!

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Recipe Summary

prep:
30 mins
cook:
30 mins
total:
1 hr
Servings:
24
Yield:
24 bar cookies
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Ingredients

24
Original recipe yields 24 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • In a saucepan combine the dates, 1/2 cup of sugar, 2 tablespoons of flour, and water. Bring to a boil, and cook until thickened, about 10 minutes. Remove from heat, and set aside to cool.

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  • Preheat the oven to 325 degrees F (165 degrees C). Grease a 9x13 inch baking dish.

  • In a medium bowl, cream together the shortening and brown sugar until smooth. Beat in the eggs one at a time, then stir in the vanilla. Dissolve the baking soda in hot water, then stir into the creamed mixture. Combine 1 3/4 cups of flour and salt; stir into the batter just until blended.

  • Spread half of the batter in the bottom of the prepared pan. Cover with a layer of orange slice candy, then spread the date mixture over the orange candy. Cover with the remaining batter.

  • Bake for 30 minutes in the preheated oven, or until golden brown. Cool, and cut into bars.

Nutrition Facts

271 calories; protein 1.8g; carbohydrates 51.9g; fat 7g; cholesterol 15.5mg; sodium 96.3mg. Full Nutrition
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