Formed Cookies Date Stuffed Spice Balls

posted by pwhayes 08-18-99 7:01 PM

Date Stuffed Spice Balls
catagory: cookies
submitted by pwhayes

1 box pitted dates
pecan halves
1/2 cup sugar
1 egg
1 teaspoon vanilla
3 teaspoons pumpkin pie spice
3//4 stick butter, softened
1 1/4 cup self rising flour
confectioners sugar

Preheat oven to 375 degrees.

Combine sugar, egg, vanilla, pie spice and butter in a large mixer bowl.

Mix at low speed for 1 minute.

Gradually add flour and beat 1 more minute.

Stuff each date with 1 pecan half.

Pinch small ball of dough and wrap around stuffed date.

Roll gently in hands to form ball.

Place on ungreased cookie sheet and bake for 10 to 13 minutes.

Cookie will begin to crack on top.

Roll warm cookies in confectioners sugar and cool on rack.

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