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Date-Nut Macaroons

Yield about 5 dozen

Ingredients

  • 1 (8-ounce) package chopped dates
  • 1 cup chopped pecans
  • 1 cup sifted powdered sugar, divided
  • 2 egg whites
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract

How to Make It

  1. Combine dates, pecans, and 1/2 cup sugar in a small mixing bowl. Set aside.

  2. Beat egg whites (at room temperature) in a medium mixing bowl until soft peaks form. Add remaining sugar, 2 tablespoons at a time, beating until stiff peaks form. Fold in reserved date mixture.

  3. Drop date mixture by heaping teaspoonfuls onto greased cookie sheets. Bake at 200° for 1 hour. Cool slightly on cookie sheets. Remove to wire racks to cool completely.

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