Grandpa Cookies (Date Perishky)

Teresa May

By
@MummaMay

NOTES : Grandpa Bergman (Jacob) made this for Christmas. He would start in October making the cookies and filling 4L ice-cream pails with them, usually about 4 or 5 pails.
Although they can be eaten right away, like Christmas/Fruit cake, the flavour takes time to fully mature and "pop", which is why Grandpa started making these in October and wouldn`t let anyone eat them before Christmas.


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Serves:

115 cookies

Prep:

3 Hr

Cook:

10 Min

Method:

Bake

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Notes from the Test Kitchen:
I used raspberry gelatin in this recipe and the flavor was delicious. I loved the date filling. I can see why Grandpa started making them in October. Not sure how that would work for me... I might have them all eaten by Christmas. I kept going back to sneak a cookie and the flavors were better every time!

Ingredients

2 c
sugar
1 1/2 c
honey
1/2 pkg
gelatine powder - your choice of flavour
1/2 tsp
ground cinnamon
1 pinch
ground cloves
1 c
water
1 tsp
vanilla extract
1 tsp
baking soda
1 tsp
baking powder
3/4 c
butter or margarine
7 c
all purpose flour
2 c
dates - chopped
2 c
apples - chopped
1 c
water

Directions Step-By-Step

1
Boil honey and sugar together. Stir in gelatine powder. I like orange flavour. Grandpa used to use orange or raspberry.
2
In a large bowl, add the honey mixture to the remaining ingredients.
3
Mix well, should form soft dough. Cover and let rest for 1 hour or overnight.
4
Roll out thin and cut with a 2" circular cookie cutter.
5
Put 1 teaspoon filling mix* in middle of circle. Moisten edges and fold over as if making a perogy and seal firmly.
6
Put on cookie sheets.
7
Bake at 350°F for 10 minutes or until done. Let cool and ice top with white icing.
8
To Prepare Date Filling:
9
In a saucepan, combine dates, apples and water. Cook, stirring constantly, until mixture thickens. Cool completely.

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Cookies
Main Ingredient: Fruit
Regional Style: German
Other Tag: Heirloom