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       Title: Date and Pecan Balls
  Categories: Cookies
       Yield: 50 servings
  
       1 c  Butter; room temp
     1/2 c  Sugar
       2 ts Vanilla extract
       2 c  All-purpose flour
       2 c  Pecans; finely chop
       1 c  Dates; pitted/chop
            Powdered sugar
  
   Recipe by: Jo Merrill
      Cream butter and sugar in large bowl.  Mix in vanilla and stir in flour.
   Add pecans and dates; mix thoroughly. Shape dough into walnut-sized balls.
   Transfer to waxed paper-lined tray. Freeze 15 minutes or refrigerate
   overnight.
      Preheat oven to 350 degrees.  Grease baking sheets. Arrange cookies on
   sheets, spacing 1 inch apart.  Bake until golden, about 15-20 minutes. Roll
   in powdered sugar.
    Let cool slightly then roll in powdered sugar again. Store cookies in
   airtight container.
  
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