Dates, raisin, currants and walnuts make these cookies a delicious treat.
INGREDIENTS (for 4 servings):
- 2 3/4 cups sifted all-purpose flour
- 1 teaspoon baking soda
- 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
- 1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg
- 2 tablespoons milk
- 1 1/2 cups packed brown sugar
- 1/2 cup unsalted butter
- 1/2 teaspoon orange zest
- 2 eggs
- 1 cup raisins
- 1 cup dried currants
- 1/2 cup dates, pitted and chopped
- 3/4 cup chopped walnuts
Preheat oven to 300 degrees F (150 degrees C).
Cream butter and sugar until smooth. Add the milk and eggs, stirring well. Set aside 1/4 cup of the flour. Sift the rest with baking soda, cinnamon, and nutmeg. Sprinkle on the grated orange rind. Stir into the butter mixture until well blended. In a separate bowl, mix together the currants, raisins, dates and nuts. Toss together with 1/4 cup of flour. Fold into the batter.
Drop onto cookie sheets and bake for 23 to 25 minutes, until slightly golden. Let cool on rack.