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Date Dreams

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Ingredients
  Butter/Shortening 1⁄3 Cup (5.33 tbs)
  Grape nuts 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)
  Firmly packed brown sugar 1 Cup (16 tbs)
  Egg 1 , slightly beaten
  Vanilla 1 Teaspoon
  Flour 1 Cup (16 tbs)
  Baking powder 1⁄2 Teaspoon (Calumet)
  Soda 1⁄8 Teaspoon
  Salt 1⁄4 Teaspoon
Directions

Melt shortening in saucepan.
Add cereal and cook about 1 minute.
Add sugar and mix well.
Cool.
Stir in egg and vanilla.
Sift flour once, measure, add baking powder, soda, salt, and sift again.
Add flour mixture to cereal mixture, a small amount at a time, mixing well after each addition.
With last addition of flour, blend in 3/4 cup Baker's Coconut, cut into fine pieces.
Use recipe for Butterscotch Dream Bars.
With last addition of flour, stir in 1/2 cup cut dates.
Spread into a greased 8x8x2-inch pan and bake in moderate oven (350°F) about 25 minutes.
Cool.
Cut into bars.

Recipe Summary

Cuisine: 
American
Course: 
Snack
Method: 
Baked
Dish: 
Cookie
Interest: 
Everyday

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