Gail's Brown Sugar Cookies
|Baking powder||2 Teaspoon|
|Hot water||2 Tablespoon|
|Dates||1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)|
|Pecans||1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)|
|Shortening||1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)|
|Brown sugar||1 Cup (16 tbs)|
|All purpose flour||1 1⁄2 Cup (24 tbs)|
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 stir.
6)Fold in remaining flour and blend well.
7)Add dates and pecans. Mix well.
8)Take greased baking sheets and drop spoonsful of batter on them.
9)Press cookies lightly with the tines of a fork.
10)Bake at 350 degrees for 10 to 15 minutes.
11)Serve the brown sugar cookies when desired.