|Pitted dates||2 Cup (32 tbs)|
|Water||1 Cup (16 tbs)|
|Glutinous rice flour||1 Cup (16 tbs)|
|Blanched walnuts||1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs), chopped|
|Sugar||1⁄3 Cup (5.33 tbs)|
|Sesame seeds||1 Tablespoon|
Wash the dates, bring to a boil in 1 cup of water and simmer for about 20 minutes or till the water is all evaporated.
Skin the dates and pass through a sieve.
Add the lard and the glutinous flour and knead well.
Roll out into a long roll about 1 inch in diameter and cut into 1/2 inch pieces.
Flatten these pieces out thin.
Saute the sesame seeds in a little oil for about 2 seconds, add the walnuts and sugar and toss for another 2 seconds.
Put a tea spoon of this mixture on each piece of dough and shape into a ball.
Roll balls lightly in flour and place on a square of waxed paper, seam side down.
Steam for 15 minutes and serve very hot.
Will make about 20 small cookies.