Date Cookies

1 cup raisins
1/2 cup dates (chopped)
2 eggs
1 cup water
1/4 cup margarine
1 tablespoon sugar substitute (liquid)
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1 cup flour
1 teaspoon baking soda

Combine together in a saucepan the dates, raisins and water. Boil mixture for several minutes, making sure to stir constantly. Allow to cool. Cream together the margarine with eggs, add the sugar substitute and vanilla extract. Sift together ground cinnamon, flour and baking soda. Add dry ingredients to creamed mixture. Beat well and allow to chill for several hours in refrigerator. Drop by teaspoonfuls onto greased baking sheets. Bake at about 350 degrees F for 10 – 12 minutes. Makes about 48 cookies.

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