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       Title: Rich Date-Nut Chocolate Chip Cookies
  Categories: Cookies
       Yield: 36 servings
     1/2 c  Butter or margarine; soften
     3/4 c  Brown sugar; firmly packed
       1 lg Egg
       1 tb Vanilla extract
     3/4 c  Dates; chopped
       1 c  All-purpose flour
     1/2 ts Baking soda
     1/4 ts Baking powder
     1/2 ts Salt
       2 c  Semisweet chocolate morsels
            --- 12 oz
      34 c  Walnuts; coarsely chopped
     1/2 c  Flaked coconut
         Beat butter at medium speed with an electric mixer until creamy;
   gradually add brown sugar, beating   well. Stir in egg and vanilla, beating
   well.  Add dates; let stand 5 minutes. Combine flour, baking soda, baking
   powder, and salt.
          Beat butter mixture at high speed 3 minutes, gradually add flour
   mixture, beating well.  Stir in semisweet chocolate morsels, chopped
   walnuts, and flaked coconut.
          Drop dough by rounded tablespoonful onto lightly greased baking
   sheets.  Bake at 350~F for 10 to 12 minutes or until lightly browned.
   Remove cookies to wire racks to cool. Yield: 3 dozen.
          Note:  Baked cookies may be frozen in airtight containers. Source:
   Southern Living, September 1995.