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Date Pecan Chews

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  Sifted all purpose flour 3⁄4 Cup (12 tbs)
  Baking powder 1⁄2 Teaspoon
  Salt 1⁄4 Teaspoon
  Eggs 3
  Sugar 1 Cup (16 tbs)
  Orange juice 2 Tablespoon
  Pitted dates 8 Ounce, chopped (1 Package)
  Pecans 1 Cup (16 tbs), chopped
  Candied orange peel 1⁄4 Cup (4 tbs), chopped
  Sugar 2 Tablespoon (For Coating)

1. Sift flour, baking powder and salt onto wax paper.
2. Beat eggs in a large bowl until light and foamy; slowly beat in the 1 cup sugar; continue beating until mixture is thick and fluffy. Stir in orange juice.
3. Fold in flour mixture, dates, pecans and orange peel. Spread mixture evenly in a greased 13x9x2-inch baking pan.
4. Bake in a moderate oven (350°) 25 minutes, or until golden and top springs back when pressed with fingertip. Cool in pan on wire rack 15 minutes.
5. Cut lengthwise into 9 strips and crosswise into 8 to make 72 pieces, about 1x1 1/2 inches each. Roll each in sugar in a pie plate to coat generously. (Cookies are soft and will roll into a log.)

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Nutrition Facts

Serving size

Calories 756 Calories from Fat 233

% Daily Value*

Total Fat 28 g42.5%

Saturated Fat 3.2 g16.1%

Trans Fat 0 g

Cholesterol 158.6 mg52.9%

Sodium 224.8 mg9.4%

Total Carbohydrates 125 g41.8%

Dietary Fiber 9 g35.9%

Sugars 95.6 g

Protein 12 g23.3%

Vitamin A 5% Vitamin C 21.6%

Calcium 12.6% Iron 18.4%

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet

Date Pecan Chews Recipe