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       Title: Stuffed Date Drops From the '50’s
  Categories: Cookies
       Yield: 1 servings
  
       1 lb Pitted dates; (about 70)
      70    Pecan halves (about 3 oz.)
     1/4 c  Shortening
     3/4 c  Brown sugar
       1    Egg
   1 1/4 c  Flour
     1/2 ts Baking powder
     1/2 ts Soda
     1/4 ts Salt
     1/2 c  Dairy sour cream
            Frosting: see below
  
       Stuff dates with nut halves. Thoroughly cream shortening and sugar.
   Beat in egg. Sift dry ingredients together. Add alternately with sour cream
   to creamed mixture. Stir in dates, gently. Drop onto greased cookie sheets
   (1 date per cookie).  Bake at 400 deg. for 8-10 minutes. Top with Golden
   Frosting.
      GOLDEN FROSTING:
       1/2    cup margarine or butter
         3    cups sifted powdered sugar
       3/4    teaspoon vanilla
         3    tablespoons water (about)
       Lightly brown butter. Remove from heat and gradually beat in sugar and
   vanilla. Slowly add water until of spreading consistency. Makes about 70
   cookies.  Bettie
  
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