She taught me how to bake pies and I remember the my first pie crust, well, I had to patch it together. And of course I have to mention that she made the best cookies, a refrigerator cookie that took a lot of preparation as you can imagine from the name they were made into a roll, then filled with a date filling, covered with wax paper, chilled overnight then sliced and baked, oh my gosh what I would give for some of those right now. So that is my story about my grandmother baking, but I wanted to share my grandmothers refrigerator cookie recipe:
1 cup white sugar
1 cup chopped dates
1 cup water
Boil the first three ingredients for (10 minutes) Let cool
1 cup nuts chopped fine
1 cup Crisco Shortening or unsalted butter soft but still firm
2 cups brown sugar packed
3 eggs well beaten
Mix together and add 4 cups white flour, 1 tsp. salt and 1 teaspoon of soda.
Mix well, place in refrigerator and let chill for 2 hours.
Roll out on sheet and spread with date mixture, then roll up like a jelly roll and let stand in refrigerator
over night. They look like a cinnamon roll.
Slice about 1/2 inch think slices, bake in moderate oven 350* for about 11 minutes depending on your
oven, test at 9 minutes.
Cool and store in airtight container to keep soft. Enjoy!