Date-filled Cookies  My Aunt Doris's Recipe

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Date-Filled Cookies "my Aunt Doris's recipe"

Beth M.

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These require time and a couple of steps, as there is a filling to cook first, and then cooky dough to make.Dough is rolled and cut out into rounds,two or three inches in diameter. Then put them together with a bottom layer,the filling and a top layer, and pinched aroud the edge. You could make them round with a little filling and fold-over to make a half-moon shape! They are incredibly wonderful.


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Comments:

Serves:

probably 18- 24

Prep:

45 Min

Cook:

15 Min

Method:

Bake

Ingredients

MIX THE FOLLOWING INGREDIENTS; STIRRING IN WATER AND VANILLA LAST.

3 1/2 c
flour
2 c
light brown sugar
2
eggs, regular not large size
1 c
soft shortening
1 tsp
baking soda
1/8 tsp
cinnamon
1/2 c
water
1 tsp
vanilla

TO MAKE THE FILLING:

IN A DOUBLE BOILER, HEAT AND STIR THE FOLLOWING INGREDIENTS:

2 c
dates
3/4 c
sugar
3/4 c
water
1/3 c
finely chopped walnuts

Directions Step-By-Step

1
Although they seem time consuming to make, there is something very special about them, soft and sweet!
2
Sift ingredients and mix together dough. Make the filling, stirring until quite thick, add a little more water if needed; and cool a short while. Roll the dough and cut rounds, as small as you like with 1/2 tsp.of the date filling on one layer of dough, cover and pinch the top layer to seal.
3
Grease a baking sheet, and preheat the oven to 350 degrees. They bake for 10 to 12 minutes. Watch them for the last couple of minutes, so they don't get too brown.

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Cookies
Main Ingredient: Fruit
Regional Style: American
Hashtags: #chewy, #dates, #soft, #filled