Makes 3 dozen

You can form the chewy baked cookies into balls and wrap them individually in colored plastic wrap to tuck into food gift baskets.

How to Make It

Step 1

In a bowl, stir together granulated sugar, flour, salt, dates, and pecans.

Step 2

Beat eggs to blend, then add to sugar mixture and stir until well mixed.

Step 3

Spread cookie dough level in an oiled 8- or 9-inch square pan.

Step 4

Bake in a 350° oven just until very light brown on top, 16 to 18 minutes.

Step 5

Cool on a rack for 5 minutes. Cut into 36 squares. With a wide spatula, remove squares from pan; roll each into a ball, then coat with powdered sugar.

Step 6

Serve, or store airtight up to 1 day. Freeze to store longer.

Step 7

Nutritional analysis per cookie.

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