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Stuffed Date Cookies

Yield 6 1/2 dozen

Ingredients

  • 2 (8-ounce) packages pitted dates
  • 2 cups pecan halves
  • 1/4 cup butter or margarine, softened
  • 3/4 cup firmly packed brown sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup commercial sour cream

How to Make It

  1. Stuff each date with a pecan half, and set aside.

  2. Cream butter in a medium mixing bowl; gradually add sugar, beating well. Add egg; beat well.

  3. Sift together flour, baking powder, soda, and salt; add to creamed mixture alternately with sour cream, beginning and ending with flour mixture. Fold in prepared dates.

  4. Drop dough by heaping teaspoonfuls 2 inches apart onto greased cookie sheets, allowing 1 date per cookie. Bake at 375° for 6 minutes or until lightly browned. Remove from cookie sheets, and cool on wire racks.

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