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Elegant Date Fingers

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Elegant Date Fingers are the most delicious cookies I have come across! I love to serve these Elegant Date Fingers for my child birthday parties! Try this excellent Elegant Date Fingers recipe.
Ingredients
  Pitted dates 3⁄4 Pound, cut into pieces (About 2 Cups)
  Hot water 1 Cup (16 tbs)
  Orange juice 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)
  Pecans 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs), chopped
  Butter 3⁄4 Cup (12 tbs)
  Grated orange peel 1 Teaspoon
  Almond extract 1⁄8 Teaspoon
  Firmly packed brown sugar 2⁄3 Cup (10.67 tbs)
  Sifted all purpose flour 1 1⁄2 Cup (24 tbs)
  Baking soda 3⁄4 Teaspoon
  Salt 1⁄4 Teaspoon
  Uncooked rolled oats 1 1⁄4 Cup (20 tbs)
  Confectioners sugar 2 Tablespoon
Directions

Invert a 9x9x2-inch pan onto piece of waxed paper; using a knife, mark around pan to form outline without cutting through paper and set aside; turn pan right side up and grease bottom.
Combine dates, water, and orange juice in a saucepan and cook over medium heat, stirring occasionally, about 15 minutes, or until mixture is blended and thick.
Stir in pecans; set aside.
Cream butter with orange peel and extract; add brown sugar gradually, beating until fluffy.
Sift flour, baking soda, and salt together; add in thirds to creamed mixture, mixing until blended after each addition.
Stir in rolled oats.
Press half of the mixture into an even layer on bottom of pan.
Spread filling over dough to within 1/4 inch of sides of pan; pat remaining dough over the marked off square of waxed paper; invert waxed paper onto top of filling and press down gently; carefully peel off waxed paper.
Bake at 400°F 20 to 25 minutes, or until golden brown.
Cool completely; cut into bars and remove from pan.
Sift the confectioners' sugar over cookies.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Easy
Cuisine: 
Canadian
Method: 
Baked
Dish: 
Cookie

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