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MEDJOOL DATE NUT LOAF

3/4C Brown Sugar
2T Soft Shortening
1 Egg
1 1-1/2 C Milk
3 C Sifted All-Purpose Flour
3 1/2 tsp. Baking Powder
1 tsp. Salt
1/2 C Chopped Nuts
1C Chopped Medjool Dates

Mix sugar, shortening and egg thoroughly. Add milk and stir. Sift together flour, baking powder and salt and add to milk mixture. Stir in nuts and Medjool Dates. Pour into well-greased 9x5x3" baking pan. Let stand for 20 minutes before baking. Bake in a moderate 350 degree oven for 50-70 minutes or until a wooden toothpick inserted into the center of the loaf comes out clean.



JELLIED WALDORF SALAD
1 (3 OZ.) Package Lemon-Flavored Gelatin
1 C Boiling Water
3/4 C Apple Juice or Cider
3 T Lemon Juice
1/3 C Diced Unpeeled Red Apples
1/3 C Chopped Nuts
1/3 C Chopped Celery
1/2 C Medjool Dates

Dissolve gelatin in boiling water. Add Apple Juice and Lemon Juice. Chill until slightly thickened. Fold in remaining ingredients. Spoon into individual molds or into a 1-quart mold. Serve with balls of Cream Cheese rolled in very finely chopped Medjool Dates. Serves (6).



BIG PARTY CHICKEN SALAD Here's a 24-serving salad for your next big "do" for the club, hearty enough for men and pretty enough for women!!

Dressing:
8 C (2 qts.) Cubed Cooked Chicken
2 C Water Chestnuts, Sliced
3 C Pineapple Chunks
2 C Seedless Grapes
2 C Diced Celery
2 C Diced Medjool Dates
2 C Sliced Nuts
2 1/2 C Mayonnaise
1/2 C Chicken Broth
1 tsp. Curry Powder (or more to taste)
2 tsp. Soy Sauce

Mix just enough to blend
Combine the chilled ingredients with enough dressing to moisten.
Serve in crisp lettuce cups.



MEDJOOL DATE OATMEAL COOKIES
This recipe will make (7) or (8) dozen cookies for the cookie-jar crowd!

1 C Butter or Margarine
1 C Brown Sugar, Firmly Packed
1 C Granulated Sugar
1 tsp. Vanilla
2 Eggs
1 1/2 C Sifted All-Purpose Flour
1 tsp. Salt
1 tsp. Baking Soda
1/2 tsp. Cinnamon
1/2 tsp. Nutmeg
1/2 tsp. Ground Cloves
3 C Rolled Oats
1 C Chopped Medjool Dates

Cream butter or margarine and sugars until fluffy. Stir in vanilla. Add eggs one at a time, beating well after each addition. Stir flour, salt, soda and spices together. Add to the mixture and mix well. Stir in oatmeal and Medjool Dates. Drop by teaspoonful about 2 inches apart on well-greased cookie sheet. Bake at 350 degrees 10 to 15 minutes. Let cool a few minutes before removing from the baking sheet.



Recipes provided by Bard Valley Medjool Date Growers Association


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