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       Title: Maple Date Cookies
  Categories: Cookies
       Yield: 60 servings
  
       1 c  Brown sugar, packed
     3/4 c  Butter or margarine;
            -softened
     1/2 ts Vanilla extract
     1/2 ts Maple extract
       1    Egg
   1 1/2 c  All-purpose flour; or
            -unbleached
     3/4 ts Baking powder
     3/4 ts Baking soda
     1/4 ts Salt
       1 c  Dates; finely chopped
     1/2 c  Chopped nuts; walnuts or
            -pecans
  
   Recipe by: Pillsbury, Cookies, Brownies & Bars, 1991
       In a large bowl, beat the brown sugar and margarine until light and
   fluffy.  Add the vanilla extract, maple extract and egg; blend well.
   Lightly spoon flour into measuring cup; level off. Stir in the flour,
   baking powder,baking soda and salt; mix well. Stir in the dates and nuts.
   Cover with plastic wrap; refrigerate for 30 minutes for easier handling.
        Preheat oven to 350 degrees.  Shape the dough into 1-inch balls. Place
   2 inches apart on ungreased cookie sheets. Bake for 9 to 12 minutes, or
   until light golden brown. Penny Halsey (ATBN65B). Nutrition Analysis: 60
   calories, 1g protein, 8g carbohydrate, 3g fat, 4mg cholesterol, 55mg
   sodium.
  
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