Nut and Date Bars

Add these attractive cookies to your holiday baking. They have a light cake-like texture and are laced with walnut and dates.


2 tablespoons butter, melted


2 eggs, beaten

3/4 cup flour

1/2 teaspoon baking powder

1/8 teaspoon salt

1/2 cup dates, chopped

1/2 cup walnuts, chopped

2 tablespoons confectioners’ sugar

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Preheat oven to 350 °. Butter an 8-inch square cake pan.
In a large bowl combine all ingredients except confectioners sugar. Mix with a wooden spoon until well combined. Spread in prepared pan. Bake 20 – 25 minutes until just golden.
Remove from oven. Cool on wire rack 10 minutes. Cut into 2-inch x 1-inch bars. Sift confectioners sugar over the top of bars while still warm.
Yield: 32 bars