Flour, 2 cups,

Sugar,1 1/2 cups,

Butter, 1 cup,

Eggs, 3,

Dates, 3/4 pound,

Figs, 1/4 pound,

English walnuts, 1 1/2 pounds,

Soda, 2 teaspoons,

Cinnamon, 1 teaspoon,

Allspice, 1/2 teaspoon,

Salt, a pinch.

Cream the butter and sugar. Add the eggs, salt, flour, soda (which must be dissolved in 1 tablespoon of hot water).

Also add the dates and figs cut fine, the walnuts, cinnamon, and allspice. Mix all together. Knead with the hands, roll into little balls, and drop on buttered tins, and bake in a hot oven.