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"This was a printed cookie recipe in a cookbook published in Jo Davies County Farm Bureau cookbook in 1940. This tops the list of all cookies my family likes at Christmas time."

Ingredients

1 pound pitted dates
1/2 cup white sugar
1/2 cup water
1 cup shortening
1 cup white sugar
3 eggs
4 cups flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/8 teaspoon salt
1 cup nuts

Instructions

Boil pitted dates, 1/2 cup sugar and 1/2 cup water until mixture is formed. Cool.

Cream shortening, adding 1 cup white sugar and eggs. Sift together dry ingredients. Add sifted dry ingredients to creamed mixture to form a dough. Add nuts. When dough is formed, roll it on floured board in a large sheet.

Spread cooled date mixture on this sheet of dough. With a spatula to help roll dough, form into roll and place on wax paper. Cut the roll in three sections to make it easier to handle. Cover. Place in freezer overnight.

Using a sharp knife, cut rolls into slices 1/4-inch thick. Place slices on a greased cookie sheet. Bake at 375 degrees for 10 to 15 minutes until browning occurs. "Bake time depends on brownness of cookie." Cool on cooling rack.

Charlotte Scott
Rock Island



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  Today is Thursday, July 31, the 212th day of 2014. There are 153 days left in the year.

1864 -- 150 years ago: A corps of surgeons now occupies the new hospital quarters at the Garrison Hospital on the Rock Island Arsenal. A fence has been installed to enclose the prison hospital.
1889 -- 125 years ago: B. Winter has let a contract to Christ Schreiner for a two story brick building with a double store front on the south side of 3rd Avenue just west of 17th Street. The estimated cost was $4,500.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Germany sent simultaneous ultimatums to Russia and France, demanding that Russia suspend mobilization within 12 hours and demanding that France inform Germany within 18 hours. In the case of war between Germany and Russia, France would remain neutral.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Civil service offices at the post office and the Rock Island Arsenal were swamped as more than 700 youths sought 15 machinist apprenticeships at the Arsenal.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Last night, American Legion Post 246 in Moline figuratively handed over the trousers to a female ex-Marine and petticoat rule began. Olga Swanson, of Moline, was installed as the first woman commander of the post .
1989 -- 25 years ago: The Illinois Quad City Civic Center captured the excitement and interest of a convention of auditorium managers this weekend in Reno, Nev. Bill Adams, civic center authority chairman, said the 10,000-seat arena planned for downtown Moline has caught the eye of construction firms, suppliers, management teams and concession groups.








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