Preheat the oven to 190C/375°F/gas mark 5 and lightly grease a couple of baking sheets.
Stuff each pitted date with a pecan nut and set aside.
Put the nutmeg, vanilla extract, lemon extract, butter and sugar into a large bowl and mix until well blended. Beat in the egg.
Sift the flour with the baking powder and salt. Now, bit by bit, add alternate spoons of flour and splashes of milk to the bowl, stirring well after each addition until everything has incorporated into a good dolloping dough.
Whip the cookies out of the oven and put them on a wire rack to cool before eating. Lovely with
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