Date-Nut Macaroons

Drop Cookies
Christmas Cookies

  • 1 (8 ounce) package chopped dates
  • 1 cup chopped pecans
  • 1 cup sifted powdered sugar, divided
  • 2 egg whites
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract

Combine dates, pecans, and 1/2 cup sugar in a small mixing bowl. Set aside.

Beat egg whites (at room temperature) until soft peaks form. Add remaining sugar, 2 tablespoons at a time, beating until stiff peaks form. Fold in reserved date mixture and vanilla.

Drop mixture by heaping teaspoonfuls 2 inches apart onto greased cookie sheets. Bake at 200° fir 1 hour. Cool slightly on cookie sheets, and remove to wire racks.

Yield: about 5 dozen.


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