makes: 3 dozen
1-1/4 cups sifted all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking powder
½ teaspoon salt
½ cup vegetable shortening
1 cup honey
1 teaspoon vanilla
3 eggs or 6 yolks
1 cup chopped cashew nuts
1 cup chopped peanuts
a handful of chopped dates, optional
Preheat oven to 350F.
Grease a 9x12 inch pan.
Re-sift the flour with the baking power and salt; set aside.
Cream shortening, honey and vanilla until creamy.
Beat in eggs, one at a time.
Add the dry ingredients.
Add cashews, peanuts and dates.
Spread into pan.
Bake 30-24 minutes until brown.
Cut into bars and roll in powdered sugar.