"A man is better pleased when he
has a good dinner, than when his wife talks Greek."
- Dr. Samuel Johnson, from the General
Foods Kitchens Cookbook, 1959.
Frosted Date Balls
1 ¼ cups sifted flour
¼ teaspoon salt
½ cup butter
1/3 cup sifted confectioners sugar
1 tablespoon milk
1 teaspoon vanilla
2/3 cups chopped dates
½ cups chopped pecans
flour and salt; sift twice. Cream butter and gradually add sugar; add milk
and vanilla; stir in sifted flour. Stir in dates and nuts (don’t overmix).
Roll into balls. Place on greased baking sheet and bake at 300 for 20
minutes or until very light brown. While warm, roll in powdered sugar.
This is a
recipe another recipe from my mom circa 1950s – just the smell takes me back
to Christmas at home!