Favorite date bars

Yield: 48 Servings

Measure Ingredient
¾ cup Shortening
1½ cup Sugar (can be a mix of brown and white granulated)
1 Egg
3 cups Flour; sifted
1 teaspoon Salt
1 teaspoon Baking powder
½ teaspoon Baking soda
1 cup Milk (either sour or fresh)
1 cup Chopped nuts (pecans; walnuts, etc)
1 cup (heaping) chopped dates
Confectioners' sugar

From: athreston@...

Date: Wed, 26 Jan 1994 14:08:26 MDT These were my grandmother's specialty. Keep them stored in an airtight container as they tend to dry out quickly. They're especially good for dunking in coffee!

Preheat oven to 350. Cream shortening and sugar until fluffy. Add eggs amd beat thoroughly. Sift flour, salt, baking powder, and soda together. Add alternately with milk to creamed mixture. Fold in dates and nuts. Pour into greased, shallow pans. Bake in 350 oven for 20 to 25 minutes. Cut into bars when still warm and sprinkle with confectioners' sugar.

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