2012 cookie swap: Annie's Chinese chews
This recipe came from my paternal grandmother. Even though she died several years before I was born, this recipe of Chinese Chews, has been a family tradition each and every Christmas that I can ever remember. Even though I never had the chance to meet her, I feel that she has been with us every Christmas by handing down her recipe to our family. I serve them on the same China, Indian Tree, that she too, served them on. I hope that everyone will enjoy them as much as we do!
- 2 eggs
- 3/4 tsp salt
- 1/2 tsp almond extract
- 1/2 cup white sugar
- 1/2 cup corn syrup
- 1 cup finely chopped dates
- 1 cup chopped walnuts
- 3/4 cup flour
- 1/2 cup sugar for rolling
1 Preheat the oven to 375 degrees.
2 In a bowl mix together all of the ingredients.
3 Pour into a greased and flour 8 or 9 inch square pan.
4 Bake 20-25 minutes until lightly brown on edges.
5 While still hot, cut into small squares (8x8 for 8" pan).
6 Scoop out square, one at a time with a fork and roll in palms of hands quickly. Be careful, dates will be hot, then drop and roll into sugar.
7 Let cool and put in a tin. They taste even better after they sit in the tin for a couple of weeks!