Marshall Field’s Chinese Chews

Makes 3 dozen cookies


2 lbs 8 oz brown sugar
6 eggs
6 oz unsweetened baking chocolate
1 ½ cups butter
½ cup honey
1 lb 12 oz dates (one large tub) cut in small pieces
6 oz pecans, cut in ½ inch pieces
1 ¾ cups cake flour
1 tsp vanilla
¾ lb powdered sugar


Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Beat eggs. Add sugar to eggs and beat for five minutes.
Partially melt chocolate in microwave at 50% power. Add butter to chocolate and finish melting all.
Add honey and vanilla to butter/chocolate mixture and combine well. While still warm, fold this mixture into sugar/egg mixture. Add dates and nuts and fold until well incorporated. Slowly mix in flour, a little at a time.
Grease two cookie sheets well. Spread batter into pans. Bake at 350 degrees for 25 minutes.
Cut into 1 ½ x ½ inch bars. (Or, scoop out walnut-sized chunks of brownie and shape into balls) Roll in powdered sugar.

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