Sunshine Date Treats
|Dates||1 1⁄4 Cup (20 tbs), chopped|
|Water||1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)|
|Sugar||1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)|
|Lemon juice||1 Tablespoon|
|Walnuts||1⁄4 Cup (4 tbs), chopped|
|Butter||1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)|
|Firmly packed brown sugar||1 Cup (16 tbs)|
|Egg||1 , beaten|
|Lemon juice||1 Teaspoon|
|All purpose flour||2 1⁄4 Cup (36 tbs)|
|Baking soda||1⁄2 Teaspoon|
Combine dates, water, 1/2 cup sugar, 1 tablespoon lemon juice and walnuts in small bowl.
Cream butter or margarine in mixing bowl; add brown sugar gradually and combine until light and fluffy.
Add egg and mix well.
Stir in 1 teaspoon lemon juice and vanilla.
Combine flour, baking soda and salt; sift into creamed mixture.
Chill dough thoroughly.
Divide in half and roll each portion into rectangle 1/4 inch thick on floured pastry cloth.
Spread with date mixture.
Roll up as for jelly roll and refrigerate until firm.
Preheat oven to 400°.
Grease cookie sheets.
Place each roll on board and cut into thin slices with electric knife.
Bake on prepared cookie sheets 8-10 minutes.