Date Squares

Oxmoor House
about 9 dozen


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1 tablespoon butter or margarine, softened
1 cup sugar
2 eggs, beaten
1 1/4 cups sifted cake flour
1 1/4 teaspoons baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 tablespoon hot water
2 cups chopped dates
2 cups chopped pecans
Sifted powdered sugar


Cream butter; gradually add sugar, beating well. Add eggs; beat well.

Combine flour, baking powder, and salt; gradually add to creamed mixture, mixing well. Add water, and stir well. Add dates and pecans, stirring well (batter will be thick).

Spread batter in a greased 15- x 10-x 1-inch jellyroll pan. Bake at 300° for 35 to 40 minutes. Cool. Cut into 1-inch squares. Sprinkle with powdered sugar.

Created date

February 2010