*  Exported from  MasterCook  *
 
                                Billy Goats
 
 Recipe By     : Helen Jolly  (MDFD30E)
 Serving Size  : 50   Preparation Time :0:00
 Categories    : Cookies
 
   Amount  Measure       Ingredient -- Preparation Method
 --------  ------------  --------------------------------
      1/2  cup           vegetable shortening
    1      cup           sugar
    2      large         eggs
    2      teaspoons     vanilla extract
      1/4  cup           sour cream
    2      cups          flour
    2      teaspoons     baking powder
      1/2  teaspoon      baking soda
      1/2  teaspoon      salt
    2      teaspoons     cinnamon
    1      teaspoon      ground cloves
    1      teaspoon      ground allspice
    2      cups          walnuts -- chopped
    2      cups          dates -- finely chopped
 
    Preheat oven to 375 degrees, and grease some cookie
 sheets. Cream the shortening and sugar together.  Add the
 eggs and vanilla, and beat until smooth and blended, then
 beat in the sour cream. Combine the flour, baking powder,
 baking soda, salt, cinnamon, cloves and allspice, then stir
 and toss them together.  Add to the first mixture, and beat
 until completely mixed.  Add the nuts and dates, and mix
 well. Drop heaping teaspoonsful of the dough about 2 apart
 on the prepared cookie sheets.  Bake for about 12 minutes,
 until the cookies are delicately browned around the edges.
 Transfer to racks to cool completely.  
 
 
 
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