Plain.Recipes

Adelaides

Source: www.cookbooks.com/Recipe-Details.aspx?id=858796

Ingredients

  1. 1/2 c. brown sugar
  2. 1/2 c. white sugar
  3. 1/2 c. shortening
  4. 1 1/2 c. flour
  5. 1 tsp. salt
  6. 1/2 to 1 c. oatmeal
  7. 1 egg
  8. 1 c. dates
  9. 1/2 c. walnuts
  10. 1 tsp. soda
  11. 2 Tbsp. water

Directions

  1. Cut the dates into 3 pieces.
  2. Cook half of them over low heat with 2 tablespoons water until soft.
  3. Let cool.
  4. Cream the sugars, shortening, egg and date paste.
  5. Sift the dry ingredients and add. Beat smooth.
  6. Add oatmeal, if desired, and the remaining dates and walnuts.
  7. Form into balls, dip in sugar and bake at 375°. Makes about 4 dozen.