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Sunshine Date Treats

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  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
  Vanilla 1⁄2 Teaspoon
  All purpose flour 2 1⁄4 Cup (36 tbs)
  Baking soda 1⁄2 Teaspoon
  Salt 1⁄2 Teaspoon

Combine dates, water, 1/2 cup sugar, 1 tablespoon lemon juice and walnuts in small bowl.
Set aside.
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.
Blend well.
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.

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Sunshine Date Treats Recipe