3/4 cup flour
1/4 teaspoon salt
2 large eggs
1/2 cup sugar
1/2 cup corn syrup
1/2 teaspoon pure almond extract
1 cup finely chopped dates
1 cup chopped pecans
1/3 cup sifted confectioners’ sugar

Preheat over to 375 degrees. Grease bottom of two 8-inch-square baking pans. Sift flour with salt and set aside. In mixing bowl, beat eggs with sugar, corn syrup, and almond extract until light and fluffy. Stir in flour mixture, dates, and pecans, and blend well.

Pour into baking pans and cook 20 minutes, or until done. Cut into 1 1/2 -inch squares while warm, in pan. When slightly cool, form squares into balls and roll in confectioners’ sugar. Let cool before serving.

Recipe from A Texas Style Christmas Feast Meets West. Texas Monthly, December 1992.