Stuffed Date Drops

Southern Living
4 dozen


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2 (8-ounce) packages pitted dates
4 dozen walnut halves
1/4 cup shortening
3/4 cup firmly packed light brown sugar
1 large egg
1 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking powder
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup sour cream


Stuff dates with walnut halves.

Beat shortening and brown sugar in a large bowl at medium speed with an electric mixer 5 minutes or until fluffy; add egg, beating until blended.

Stir together flour and next 3 ingredients in a bowl; add to shortening mixture alternately with sour cream, beginning and ending with flour mixture. Add stuffed dates, stirring gently until coated. Place dates, 1 at a time, on lightly greased baking sheets.

Bake dates at 375° for 10 to 13 minutes; remove to wire racks to cool. Spread Browned Butter Frosting evenly over each date.

Created date

October 2003