(Editor's note: Readers, this letter made the editor hungry. If you possess this recipe, please share it with the Journal as well and we'll pass it along to our readers.)To the Editor:I am writing in the hope that some of your readers will remember Helen Fiske's Food Shop, which I remember from my childhood in East Dorset in the early 1950s.It was still in business in 1965, but Mrs. Fiske died in 1975.I would love to be able to recreate a cookie I enjoyed. She made a date filled cookie. The cookies were large (to my child's eye), perhaps 3 inches across. They were filled with a date mixture. And at the center of the cookie, there was a walnut half.The rule for eating the cookie, which no doubt I made up myself, was to nibble around the edge of the cookie until only the center, with its walnut, was left. Then you popped the last morsel into your mouth.I hope that some reader collected the recipe many years ago, perhaps from someone who worked at the bakery.If any reader knows of the recipe, I would be very grateful for it.I can be contacted at firstname.lastname@example.org.Ann BradburdPotsdam, N.Y.
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