Orange Glazed Date Bars
|All purpose flour||1 1⁄2 Cup (24 tbs), sifted|
|Baking soda||3⁄4 Teaspoon|
|Packed brown sugar||3⁄4 Cup (12 tbs)|
|Chopped pitted dates||1 1⁄4 Cup (20 tbs)|
|Water||1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)|
|Soft butter||1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)|
|Eggs||3 , beaten|
|Milk||1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)|
|Orange juice||1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)|
|Chopped pecans||1 Cup (16 tbs)|
Sift flour, baking soda, and salt together.
Combine brown sugar, dates, and water in a large saucepan.
Cook over medium heat, stirring constantly until dates soften.
Remove from heat and stir in butter.
Add eggs and mix well.
Add dry ingredients to date mixture; stir until blended.
Add milk and orange juice gradually, mixing well.
Stir in nuts.
Bake at 350Â°F about 30 minutes.
Cool completely in pan on wire rack.
Spread glaze over top and cut into bars.
3 TO 4 DOZEN COOKIES ORANGE GLAZE: Combine 2 tablespoons soft butter, 1 1/2 cups sifted confectioners' (icing) sugar, 1 1/2 teaspoons grated orange peel, and 2 1/2 tablespoons orange juice; beat until smooth.