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       Title: Date and Nut Chews
  Categories: Cookies
       Yield: 36 servings
  
       2    Eggs
     3/4 ts Salt
     1/2 ts Almond extract
     1/2 c  Granulated sugar
     1/2 c  Light or dark corn syrup
       1 c  Finely chopped dates
       1 c  Chopped nuts
     3/4 c  All-purpose flour
            Powdered sugar
  
   Recipe by: St. Louis Post-Dispatch 12/2/96 Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
   Grease a 9-by-13-inch pan.
   
   Place eggs in large bowl. Add salt and almond extract. Beat until light.
   Gradually beat in sugar and corn syrup. Add dates and nuts; mix well. Sift
   flour. Fold into other ingredients. Pour into pan.
   
   Bake for 20 to 25 minutes. Remove from oven; while still hot, cut into 1
   1/2-inch squares. (If necessary, discard squares from the four corners of
   the pan; that portion may be too hard.) Shape at once into small balls,
   taking care not to burn your hands. Roll in powdered sugar, or put sugar
   and cookies in a paper bag and shake.
   
   Yield: 3 dozen cookies. Tester’s note: Moist cookie with a nice texture
   from the chopped nuts.
   
   Nancy Ayres, East Alton-Wood River High School.
  
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