Wednesday, February 4, 2009

Justine's Cookies

I first tasted these wonderful cookies many, many, many years ago at the home of my Aunt Rachel. She lost the recipe for many years and only just found it again a couple of years ago. She can't remember the origin, but she it sure she got the recipe while living in either Monroeville AL, Mobile AL, or NOLA.

I made these as part of my pantry fare for Movie night last week, then brought left-overs to work.


1 c butter
1 c brown sugar
2/3 c white sugar
2 1/2 c AP flour
1/8 tsp salt
2 tsp soda
1 c uncooked quick oats
1 c dates
1 c pecans
1 egg
1 tsp vanilla
sugar for rolling

Blend together sugars and butter until fluffy. Add egg and vanilla. Sift together flour, salt, and soda and blend with butter/sugar mixture. Add oats, dates, and pecans and stir. Roll into 1 " balls before rolling in sugar and place on ungreased baking sheet. Bake at 350 for 10-12 minutes. Yield approx. 7 dozen cookies.

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