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Date Nut Icebox Cookies

 Date Nut Icebox Cookies
A dear friend shared this recipe with me many years ago. They've become a much-requested treat at my house, so it's a good thing the recipe yields a big batch!
48 ServingsPrep: 15 min. + chilling Bake: 10 min./batch

Ingredients

  • 1 cup butter, softened
  • 1 cup shortening
  • 2-1/2 cups sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons McCormick® Pure Vanilla Extract
  • 1 tablespoon light corn syrup
  • 5 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 cup finely chopped walnuts
  • 1 cup finely chopped dates

Directions

  • In a large bowl, cream the butter, shortening and sugar until light
  • and fluffy. Add eggs, one at a time, beating well after each
  • addition. Beat in vanilla and corn syrup. Combine the flour, salt
  • and baking soda; gradually add to the creamed mixture and mix well.
  • Stir in walnuts and dates.
  • Shape into four 6-in. rolls; wrap each in plastic wrap. Refrigerate
  • overnight.
  • Unwrap and cut into 1/4-in. slices. Place 2-1/2 in. apart on
  • ungreased baking sheets. Bake at 375° for 10-12 minutes or until
  • lightly browned. Cool for 2-3 minutes before removing to wire racks.

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Date Nut Icebox Cookies (continued)

Directions (continued)

  • Yield: about 8 dozen.
Nutritional Facts: 1 serving (2 each) equals 188 calories, 10 g fat (4 g saturated fat), 19 mg cholesterol, 118 mg sodium, 24 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 2 g protein.