Ah, fruit and spices. With them in a cookie, how can you really go wrong?
Ingredients: 1 cup butter, softened; 1 1/2 cups granulated sugar; 3 eggs; 3 cups flour, 1 teaspoon baking soda; 2 teaspoons cinnamon; 1 teaspoon ground cloves; 1 teaspoon ground nutmeg; 1 1/2 cups finely chopped dates; 1 cup chopped raisins, 1 cup chopped walnuts.
Combine flour, soda, and spices. Gradually add to the butter mixture. Stir in dates, raisins, and walnuts. Gather dough into a ball. Flatten into a disk. Wrap in plastic and refrigerate for at least 2 hours.
Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Grease baking sheets. Roll out dough into 1/2-inch thickness. Use a round cookie cutter to cut out cookies. Arrange on baking sheets leaving about 2 inches between each cookie. Bake about 10 minutes, until golden brown. Cool cookies on baking sheets.
Ingredients: 2 cups confectioners’ sugar; 2 tablespoons lemon juice; 2 tablespoons water.
Combine sugar, lemon juice, and water. Stir to a smooth glaze. If glaze is too thick, add additional water to thin. While cookies are still warm, coat with thick layer of glaze. Cool completely.