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MyCookbook Member: gte678f
Recipe Category: Dessert
Recipe Preparation Level: moderate
1/3 cup pitted dates, chopped fine
1/2 cup boiling water (1/2 cup or so)
1 cup all-purpose flour
1/4 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
1 teaspoon baking powder
3/4 cup shortening
1/4 cup white sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
2 cups cornflakes
In small cup, cover chopped dates with boiling water and let soak for 10-15 minutes. Drain liquid and
Combine flour, cocoa and baking powder and set aside.
In a large bowl, cream shortening and sugar until light and fluffy. Stir in dates and beat in vanilla
extract. Gradually blend in the dry ingredients. Fold in cornflakes.
Break off pieces of dough (walnut sized). Roll into balls and place 1-1/2 inches apart on ungreased
Bake 12-15 minutes or until firm. Cool on wire racks.
Makes 3 - 4 dozen
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