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Old 10-13-2021, 02:14 PM
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My mom used to make date nut bars from her betty crocker cookbook. I was never a fan but she loved them. https://www.bettycrocker.com/recipes...9-e48dc5240c3d
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Old 10-13-2021, 03:08 PM
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Tropit, Sorry I didn't answer your question. The recipes came up fine. Thank you.
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Old 10-13-2021, 04:42 PM
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tropit- My Mom made wonderful date cookies every Christmas. They're an Italian recipe. My husband's grandmother also made them and she was French so maybe I'm mistaken. Sooo good!
I can send you the recipe if you want. They are time consuming but ohhh so good!
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Old 10-13-2021, 05:23 PM
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I love dates! Growing up, we had date bars and date nut bread.

My husband's mother was from Italy, so huge cookie trays were done at Christmas. One of them was a date ball; cooked on the stove. Dates, coconut and walnuts. Cooled to handle, then rolled in more coconut to make snowballs.
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A favorite recipe at our gatherings came from my grandma. They are a rolled oatmeal cookie with a cooked date filling spread between them at the time of serving.
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Originally Posted by peaceandjoy View Post
..............One of them was a date ball; cooked on the stove. Dates, coconut and walnuts. Cooled to handle, then rolled in more coconut to make snowballs.
Totally forgot about those ... a Christmas specialty/favourite in our home too.
Made the same way. Ours had rice krispies mixed in, for a bit of snap-crackle-pop in the texture as you ate them!.
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Old 10-14-2021, 02:49 AM
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Originally Posted by SueZQ from MN View Post
A favorite recipe at our gatherings came from my grandma. They are a rolled oatmeal cookie with a cooked date filling spread between them at the time of serving.
This sounds delicious
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I remember we use to buy the big Medjol dates from a place between Mesa and Tempe,Az. One of the ways we stuffed them was with smooth peanut butter and then rolled in powered sugar. With date bar cookies this was a allways at Christmas time.
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Old 10-14-2021, 05:17 AM
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When I saw this title, I thought about an actual date as a couple.
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Old 10-14-2021, 05:19 AM
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I still make date pinwheel cookies. And for Christmas, I substitute cranberry sauce that I cook longer to thicken.

We love brussel sprouts tossed with bacon fat and roasted.

But I just found this recipe for brussel sprouts and dates. I think I really have to try it.

5 oz. bacon or pancetta chopped
1 lb. brussel sprouts
2 tbsp. olive oil
salt and black pepper
3 tbsp. balsamic vinegar
2 tbsp. maple syrup
1/2 cup medjoul dates, pitted and chopped
Preheat oven to 425 degrees. Pan fry bacon/pancetta until just crisp. Toss brussel sprouts with olive oil, salt and pepper. Place on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper and roast for 10 minutes. Then add the bacon/pancetta and dates. Drizzle with the balsamic vinegar and maple syrup and roast for another 10 minutes. For extra caramelizing, place under the broiler for a moment or two. For extra richness, add a few dollops of blue cheese or gorgonzola cheese.
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