Chinese Chews

Bars and Squares
Christmas Cookies

  • 3 eggs
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 3/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup chopped dates
  • 1 cup chopped pecans
  • Sifted powdered sugar

Beat eggs until thick and lemon colored; gradually add 1 cup sugar, beating well. Combine flour, baking powder, and salt; add to egg mixture, beating well. Fold in dates and pecans. Spread batter evenly in a greased 13x9x2 inch baking pan. Bake at 300° for 35 minutes. Cut into 3×1 inch bars; remove to wire racks to cool. Sprinkle with powdered sugar before serving.

Yield: about 3 dozen.


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