1 cup butter
2 cups sugar
3 large eggs
1 t baking soda (dissolved in water)
1 cup cut up dates
3 cups sifted flour
1 t cinammon
1 t nutmeg
1 t cloves
1 cup chopped walnuts
2 T sugar
Cream together butter & 2 cups sugar.
Beat in eggs one at a time. Dissolve baking soda in water -- Blend into creamed mixtures.
Add dates, add spices and flour and salt gradually into creamed mixture.
Blend in the nuts. Chill hours. On lightly floured board form into six rolls, 10" long and 3/4" thick in diameter. Place two rolls on greased cookie sheet. With fingers flatten to 1/4" thickeness, leaving finger impressions in dough as design.
Sprinkle each with 1 tsp sugar. Bake in pre heated oven.
While hot, make diagonal slices 1 inch apart to form bars.
Remove immediately to wire rack to cool.
Added on: June 23, 2012
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