Frosted Date Bars
|Pitted dates||1 Cup (16 tbs), finely chopped|
|Packed brown sugar||1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)|
|Butter||1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)|
|Milk||1⁄4 Cup (4 tbs)|
|All purpose flour||1 1⁄4 Cup (20 tbs)|
|Baking powder||1⁄2 Teaspoon|
|Baking soda||1⁄4 Teaspoon|
|Nuts||1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs), chopped|
|Powdered sugar||1 Cup (16 tbs), sifted|
|Butter||2 Tablespoon, softened|
Bring dates and 1/2 cup water to boiling.
Simmer 5 minutes; cool.
Reserve 2 tablespoons for frosting.
In bowl combine remaining dates with egg, brown sugar, 1/2 cup butter, and 1/4 cup milk; beat well.
Stir together flour, salt, baking powder, and soda; beat into egg mixture.
Stir in nuts.
Spread in greased 9x9x2 inch baking pan.
Bake at 350° about 25 minutes.
Meanwhile, combine powdered sugar, 2 tablespoons butter, vanilla, and reserved dates; beat well.
Add milk to make of spreading consistency.
Spread frosting atop slightly warm cookies.
Cool thoroughly; cut