Created by LindasBusyKitchen on November 18, 2011
Step 1: Combine dates, sugar and water in a pan and cook until thick (about 10 minutes).
Step 2: Add nuts to mixture, mix, and let cool. Set aside.
Step 3: Cream shortening and add brown sugar gradually.
Step 4: Add eggs, and beat well. Add to the other ingredients, and mix.
Step 5: Divide into 2 parts, and make 2 round balls.
Step 6: Chill for 1 hour, or until ready to bake.
Step 7: Preheat oven to 375.
Step 8: Make 4 balls from the 2 large balls of dough.
Step 9: Roll out dough to 1/4 inch thick, and spread date mixture all over the top to the edge of the dough. Roll into logs.
Step 10: Cut into slices 1/4 inch thick, and place on greased cookie sheet.
Step 11: Bake in 375 oven for 10-12 minutes.
Step 12: Cool on cookie racks and store in a plastic container with lid, or a cookie tin.