Date Filled Cookies Recipe

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Date Filled Cookies

Beth M.

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@BakinTime

These were so special and I have good memories of visiting my Aunt Doris when I was a child, and she made these.

Other than my mom's kitchen, Aunt Doris's was my favorite kitchen to be in as she was a great baker. I remember her always wearing an apron, she was so neat, and I had fun whenever I was there. She had a green stand mixer which I was so impressed with.I always associate the place where I had a new food for the first time, and obviously I loved Aunt Doris and I loved these cookies and they're still a favorite of mine.


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Prep:

30 Min

Cook:

10 Min

Method:

Bake

Ingredients

DOUGH INGREDIENTS:

3 1/2 c
flour
1 tsp
baking soda
1 tsp
salt
1 c
shortening
2 c
light brown sugar
2 medium
eggs/not extra large
1/2 c
water
1 tsp
vanilla extract
1/8 tsp
cinnamon

FILLING:

2 c
dates; chopped
3/4 c
sugar
3/4 c
water
1/3 c
chopped nuts

Directions Step-By-Step

1
Grease a baking sheet. Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
2
Combine dry ingredients and sift. In a large bowl mix shortening, sugar and eggs. Add water and vanilla. Stir in the dry ingredients. This is a job for one of those nice stand mixers, as the dough is a bit stiff.
3
Make the filling: stir and cook until thick; add water if needed. I like to use a double boiler as it can stick and burn easily if you're not watching it constantly and stirring it.
4
Spoon the dough by teaspoonful onto cooky sheet. Top each with 1/2 teaspoonful of date filling. Then place another 1/2 teaspoonful of dough on top of that and seal.

BAKE 10-12 MINUTES. Cool briefly on baking sheet and remove from baking sheet to a rack to cool completely. Store in airtight container.

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Cookies
Main Ingredient: Flour
Regional Style: American