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