Monday, July 30, 2012

New Recipe Box: Gladys McDowell's Date Nut Jumbles

I bought an entire recipe box recently. I have been diving in and trying to find something personal about the previous owner. (So far, all I've found is a game score sheet for four.) But I'm starting off with these Date Nut Jumbles by Gladys McDowell because my grandmother made these every Christmas. I never got the recipe and I've always wondered how to make it. And as soon as I read the card, I knew this was it!

1/2 cup butter
1 1/2 cups sugar
3 eggs
7 tbsp water
1 tsp baking powder
3/4 tsp baking soda
3 1/2 cups flour
1 lb. dates
1 cup pecans
1 tsp vanilla
1/4 tsp cinnamon

Cream butter, sugar, and eggs. Mix dry ingredients and add alternately with water. Add extract. Lightly flour chopped dates and nuts and add last. Mix well and drop from teaspoon on cookie sheet (greased). Bake at 325 degrees until firm and brown.

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