Nalbone Family Recipes

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cookies, desserts

Stuffed Date Drops

Mom's Black Book

Servings: 33

Preparation Time: 15 minutes
Start to Finish Time: 25 minutes


  • Cookies
    • 1 pound pitted dates (@70)
    • 3 ounces pecans, or walnuts
    • 1/4 cup vegetable shortening
    • 3/4 cup brown sugar
    • 1 egg
    • 1 1/4 cups sifted all-purpose flour
    • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
    • 1/4 teaspoon salt
    • 1/2 cup sour cream
  • Frosting
    • 1/2 cup butter or margarine
    • 3 cups sifted powdered sugar
    • 3/4 teaspoon vanilla
    • 3 tablespoons water


  1. For the cookies:
    1. Preheat oven to 400 F
    2. Stuff the dates with the nut halves.
    3. Cream together the shortening and sugar until light.
    4. Beat in egg.
    5. Sift together dry ingredients.
    6. Add dry ingredients and sour cream alternating.
    7. Stir in dates.
    8. Drop mixture onto a greased cookie sheet, one date per cookie.
    9. Bake in hot oven at 400 F for 8-10 minutes. Allow to cool then frost.
  2. Frosting:
    1. Lightly brown 1/2 cup butter or margarine. Remove from heat.
    2. Gradually beat in confectioners' sugar and vanilla.
    3. Add water until at a spreading consistency (about 3 tablespoons.)

Yield: 5 1/2 dozen

Per Serving (excluding unknown items): 167 Calories; 7g Fat (36.6% calories from fat); 1g Protein; 26g Carbohydrate; 1g Dietary Fiber; 15mg Cholesterol; 70mg Sodium. Exchanges: 0 Grain(Starch); 0 Lean Meat; 1/2 Fruit; 0 Non-Fat Milk; 1 1/2 Fat; 1 Other Carbohydrates.

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