Date cookies topped with a walnut piece. A simple confectioners' sugar icing may be drizzled over the cooled cookies if desired.
INGREDIENTS (for 2 servings):
- 1 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
- 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
- 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
- 1/4 cup shortening
- 3/4 cup packed brown sugar
- 1 egg
- 1/2 cup sour cream
- 2 1/2 cups dates, pitted and chopped
- 1 cup walnut halves
Pre-heat oven to 400 degrees F (205 degrees C). Lightly grease two baking sheets.
Combine flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt and set aside.
In a large bowl, cream together shortening and brown sugar. Beat in the egg and the sour cream. Gradually blend in flour mixture. Fold in dates.
Drop dough by teaspoonfuls 1-1/2 inches apart onto baking sheets. Press a walnut half into the center of each cookie.
Bake for 8-10 minutes until lightly colored. Cool cookies on wire racks.