Lemon Glazed Date Sticks
|Sifted cake flour||1 1⁄4 Cup (20 tbs)|
|Double-acting baking powder||1 1⁄4 Teaspoon|
|Granulated sugar||1 Cup (16 tbs)|
|Butter/Margarine||1 Tablespoon, melted|
|Hot water||1 Tablespoon|
|Finely chopped pitted dates||2 Cup (32 tbs)|
|Coarsely chopped walnuts||1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)|
|Lemon glaze||1⁄4 Cup (4 tbs)|
1. Start heating oven to 325 Â°F.
2. Sift flour with baking powder and salt.
3. In large bowl, beat eggs well; gradually add sugar. Blend in melted butter and water. Stir in dates and nuts, then add flour mixture gradually, mixing thoroughly. Turn into 2 greased 8-by-8-by-2-inch baking pans.
4. Bake 30 to 35 minutes.
5. Cool in pans. Meanwhile, make Lemon Glaze. Spread top of cooled cookies thinly with glaze; then cut into about 48 small sticks.
Lemon glaze: In saucepan heat 3 tablespoons milk with 2 tablespoons butter or margarine. Stir into 2 cups sifted confectioners' sugar until smooth. Blend in 1 teaspoon grated lemon peel and 3 tablespoons lemon juice.