Combine flour, walnuts, baking soda, allspice, cinnamon, and salt.
In small saucepan over low heat, melt shortening and honey, stirring constantly. Remove from heat and pour into large bowl. Stir in brown sugar, eggs and milk until well blended. Slowly add dry ingredients. Fold in raisins, currants and dates. Cover and chill for 4 hours.
Preheat oven to 400 degrees F (200 degrees C). Grease cookie sheets. Drop by spoonfuls 2 inches apart on cookie sheets.