---------- Recipe via Meal-Master (tm) v8.05
       Title: Noels
  Categories: Cookies
       Yield: 3 servings
     1/3 c  Butter
     3/4 c  Brown sugar; packed
     1/2 ts Baking soda
     1/4 ts Baking powder
     1/4 ts Salt
     1/2 c  Dairy sour cream
       1    Egg
       1 ts Vanilla
   1 1/4 c  All-purpose flour
       8 oz Pitted whole dates; snipped
     1/2 c  Broken walnuts
            Powdered sugar icing
         Beat butter in a medium mixing bowl with an electric mixer on medium
   speed for 30 seconds.  Add   brown sugar, baking soda, baking powder, and
   salt;   beat till combined. Add sour cream, egg, and vanilla; beat till
   well combined.  Beat in as much flour as you   can.  Stir in any remaining
   flour, dates, and walnuts.
          Drop by well-rounded teaspoons 2 inches apart   onto an ungreased
   cookie sheet.  Bake in a 400~F oven   for 8 to 10 minutes or till light
   brown.  Cool on a   wire rack. Drizzle with Powdered Sugar Frosting.
     Makes 36.
          Powdered Sugar Icing:  Stir together 1 1/2 cups powdered sugar and
   enough milk (1 to 2 tbsp.) to make   of drizzling consistency.) Source:
   BH&G Christmas Cookies,