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Date-Orange Balls

Author/Submitted by: Possum Kingdom Lake Cookbook
Servings: 45
Categories: Cookies / Desserts

1/2  cup  butter
3/4  cup  sugar
2    eggs, beaten
2  cups  sifted flour
1  teaspoon  baking powder
1  teaspoon  cinnamon
1/4  teaspoon  salt
1  cup  chopped dates
1  tablespoon  grated orange rind
    powdered sugar

Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Cream butter and sugar together. Beat in eggs. Sift dry ingredients together and add gradually to the butter-sugar-egg mixture. Fold in the dates and orange rind. Chill for one hour or more. Flour hands, break off small pieces of dough, roll into balls and place on greased baking sheet. Bake in preheated oven (375 degrees) for 10 to 15 minutes. Toss hot cookies in a bag with powdered sugar. Cool on rack.

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