Spice Bars
CATEGORIES
INGREDIENTS
  • Cooking Time: 15 - 18
  • 1 C. butter (no substitues)
  • 2 C. sugar
  • 3 eggs
  • 1 tsp. baking soda
  • 2 tsp water
  • 1 C. cut-up dates
  • 3 C. sifted all-purpose flour
  • 1 tsp. cinnamon
  • 1 tsp. nutmeg
  • 1/4 tsp. ground cloves
  • Dash of salt
  • 1 C. chopped walnuts
  • 2 T. sugar
DIRECTIONS
  1. Cream the butter in a large mixing bowl; gradually add sugar and beat unti light and fluffy.
  2. Beat in eggs, one at a time.
  3. Dissolve soda in water; blend into creamed mixture.
  4. Combine flour, cinnamon, nutmeg, cloves and salt; gradually add to creamed mixture.
  5. Add dates, then blend in nuts.
  6. Chill several hours.
  7. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  8. Form dough into 6 rolls, 10 inches long and 3/4 inch in diameter on light floured surface.
  9. Place two rolls on buttered cookie sheet.
  10. Flatten to 1/4 inch thickness, leaving finger impressions as a design.
  11. Sprinkle with sugar.
  12. Bake 15-18 minutes.
  13. While hot, make diagonal slices 1 inch apart to form bars.
  14. Remove immediately to wire rack to cool.
  15. Makes 5-6 dozen.
RECIPE BACKSTORY
A favorite family cookie recipe. These don't last long around our house, and they are a great Christmas cookie recipe because they can be made ahead of time and frozen.