Date Bar Cookie

Ann 5-9-98

Date Sticks

1 c flour
3 beaten eggs
1 T baking powder
1 cup sugar
1/2 lb. cut up dates
confectioners' sugar
1 cup chopped nut meats


Preheat to 350 degreesF.

Mix flour and baking powder. Flour dates and nutmeats well in the mixture. Beat eggs with sugar until well blended, stir in flour date nut mixture. Spread thin in a 9x13 pan, and bake till done. Cut in small bars while still hot and roll them in sugar.


DATE CRUMB BARS

Filling:
1 lb. pitted dates
2/3 cup water
1 c packed brown sugar
1 t vanilla

Crust:
1-1/2 cups rolled oats
1 cup brown sugar, packed
1-1/2 cups flour
1 cup unsalted butter, chilled and cut small
1/2 t soda


Preheat oven to 350 degreesF.

Combine all filling ingredients in a pan, simmer after comes to a boil, 1 min. Puree, and cool.

Mix oats, flour, sugar and soda; add butter and rub with fingers till coarse crumb stage. Firmly press 1/2 in 9 x 13 pan. Spread with cooled filling, top with remaining 1/2 crumbs. Bake at 350F 38 to 40 min, or until golden. Cool in pan. Cut in 24 squares.


Date Crumb Bars

Crust:
3/4 c. butter or margarine
1 c. brown sugar
1 3/4 c. oatmeal
1 1/2 c. flour
1 t. soda
1 t. vanilla

Filling:
8 oz. dates, cut up
1 c. sugar
1 c. water


Preheat oven to 350.

Cream butter and sugar. Add vanilla. Add dry ingredients and mix well. Pack 1/2 of mixture in bottom of 9 x 13" greased pan. Bake 15 minutes.

Combine filling ingredients and cook and stir until thick. Spread filling on bottom of baked crust. Spread remaining crumbs on top & pat down. Bake 15-20 more minutes until lightly browned.


Date Bars

Crumb Mixture:
3/4 cup shortening (part butter)
1 cup brown sugar
1-3/4 cups sifted flour
1/2 t soda
1 cup rolled oats
1 t. salt

Filling:
3 cups cut up dates
1/4 cup sugar
1-1/2 cups water


Mix crumb ingredients well. Combine filling ingredients and cook over low heat until thick - about 10 minutes. Cool.

Place 1/2 crumb mixture in greased 9 x 13 x 2" pan. Flatten to cover bottom of pan. Spread with cooled filling. Cover with remaining crumb mixture. Bake at 375 25 --30 minutes until light brown. Cut in squares while warm and remove from pan.



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