|Butter||1 Cup (16 tbs)|
|Brown sugar||2 Cup (32 tbs), firmly packed|
|Cake flour||2 Cup (32 tbs), sifted|
|Baking powder||2 Teaspoon|
|Hot water||2 Tablespoon|
|Dates||1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs), chopped|
|Pecans||1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs), chopped|
1)In a bowl, beat together shortening and sugar until light and fluffy.
2)Add egg and vanilla and beat well.
3)In another bowl, sift together flour, salt and baking powder.
4)Add half of the flour to the creamed mixture and blend well.
5)Add hot water and remaining flour and blend well.
6)Now, add dates and pecans.
7)Take greased baking sheets and drop level spoonsful of batter on it.
8)Press cookies lightly with the tines of a fork.
9)Bake at 350 degrees for 10 to 15 minutes.
10)Serve Pecan crisps when desired.