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Date Drop Cookies

Yield about 7 1/2 dozen

Ingredients

  • 2/3 cup shortening
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 cup warm water
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 3/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cloves
  • 2 (8-ounce) packages chopped dates
  • 1 cup chopped pecans

How to Make It

  1. Cream shortening in a large mixing bowl; gradually add sugar, beating until light and fluffy. Add eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition. Dissolve soda in water; stir into creamed mixture.

  2. Sift together flour, salt, cinnamon, and cloves in a medium mixing bowl; add dates and pecans, stirring to coat well. Add to creamed mixture, stirring until thoroughly blended.

  3. Drop dough by heaping teaspoonfuls 2 inches apart onto lightly greased cookie sheets. Bake at 350° for 12 to 14 minutes. Remove from cookie sheets, and cool on wire racks.

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