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Christmas cookies: Date Rounds

½ cup (1 stick) unsalted butter, softened

⅓ cup confectioners' sugar

1 tablespoon skim milk

1 teaspoon vanilla

1 ¼ cups sifted all-purpose flour

⅔ cup chopped dates

½ cup chopped nuts

Confectioners' sugar for rolling

Cream butter with confectioners' sugar. Add skim milk, vanilla and flour and stir well. Mix in dates and nuts. Form dough into 1-inch balls and place 2 inches apart on cookie sheets lined with parchment paper.

Bake in preheated 300-degree oven for 20 to 25 minutes until lightly brown. Remove from oven, and while still warm, roll balls in confectioners' sugar to coat.

Yield: Makes 2 ½ dozen cookies.

Freezeworthy: Yes, but cool completely first.

Submitted by Evelyn Winslow, Spring Hill

Mazzaro's Italian Market

Christmas cookies: Date Rounds 12/02/13 [Last modified: Friday, December 13, 2013 10:52am]

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