1 lb dates, chopped
half cup granulated sugar
third cup water
two-thirds cup finely chopped walnuts
1 cup butter or margarine, softened
1 cup brown sugar, packed
1 cup granulated sugar
2 tsp vanilla
3 and a half cups all-purpose flour
1 tsp baking soda
half tsp salt
Filling: Simmer dates, sugar and water together until mushy and thickened. Add a bit more water if too dry. Stir in nuts. Cool
Cookie dough: Cream butter with sugars in mixing bowl. Beat in eggs one at a time. Add vanilla. Stir flour, baking soda and salt. Divide dough into four parts. Roll each part a quarter inch thick, in rectangluar shape. Spread with date filling. Roll. Chill overnight. Slice a quarter inch thick. Place on greased cookie sheet. Bake in 375 degree Fahrenheit oven for 8 to 10 minutes. Makes about 8 dozen cookies.
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