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Sour Cream Date Dreams



  • 1/4 cup shortening
  • 3/4 cup brown sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 egg, beaten
  • 1 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/8 teaspoon nutmeg
  • 1/2 cup sour cream
  • 2/3 cup chopped dates
  • Walnut halves


  1. Heat oven to 400 degrees F. Grease a cookie sheet.
  2. Cream together shortening, sugar and vanilla extract.
  3. Add egg; mix well.
  4. Sift together dry ingredients and add to shortening mixture alternately with sour cream.
  5. Stir in dates.
  6. Drop by teaspoonsful onto prepared cookie sheet.
  7. Top each with a walnut half and bake for about 8 to 10 minutes.

Source: Women's Circle Home Cooking


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