Recipe – “Blind Dates”

If you have ever had a “blind date” here is a cookie recipe just for that occasion or to just try a new cookie recipe…..this is just one of the cookie recipes that will be offered from a original cookie base recipe… the “Cookie Starter”…. enjoy with a cup of green tea.

“BLIND DATES”

Recipe by – “Farm Journals Country Cookbook”

1          (3 oz.) cream cheese (room temperature)

1          cup Cookie Starter

½         tsp. vanilla

2          Tbsp. confectioners sugar

24        pitted dates

Sifted confectioners sugar

–         Combine first 4 ingredients.  Form into four balls. Chill dough 2 hours.

–         Work with one ball at a time, and roll 1/8” thick on board dusted with confectioners sugar.  Cut in rounds with 2-1/2” cutter.

–         Place date in center of each round.  (Date may be stuffed with nut, or use ½ date and 1 nut).  Fold edges over and pinch ends to points.

–         Place 1” apart on lightly greased baking sheet, seam side down.  Bake in moderate oven (350 degrees Fahrenheit) 10 to 12 minutes.

–         Sprinkle with confectioners sugar.  Remove cookies and cool on racks.  Makes 2 dozen

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