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Date-Pecan Double Deckers

Date-Pecan Double Deckers

I don't often post recipes I haven't tried yet but this sounds like a yummy recipe.
Ingredients:

for Pastry Crust:
1 1/4 cups sifted flour
1/3 cup sugar
1/2 cup unsalted butter, softened
for Date-Pecan topping:
1/3 cup light brown sugar
1/3 cup sugar
2 eggs
1 teaspoon vanilla
2 tablespoons flour
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
1 cup chopped, toasted pecans
8 ounces of pitted chopped dates
Powdered sugar for sprinkling

Instructions:
Preheat oven to 350ºF.
Thoroughly grease bottom and up sides of a 9-inch-square pan.
to prepare Pastry Crust:
With pastry blender, combine flour, sugar and butter; blend into crumbs.
Pack into bottom of greased pan.
Bake 15 to 20 minutes, until edges are lightly browned.
Meanwhile:
to prepare Date-Pecan topping:
Combine sugars, eggs, and vanilla and beat well.
Sift together flour, baking powder, salt and nutmeg and add to the sugar mixture.
Stir in and pecans and dates.
Remove crust from oven, and while still hot, pour date pecan topping onto baked pastry.
Bake for an additional 20 minutes.
Cool in pan; sprinkle top with powdered sugar, then cut into bars.
Makes 18 cookie bars.
Posted by nancyo

date pecan double deckers

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