TRILLBIES

Mary Louise

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@BlueRibbonBaking

This recipe is from an old friend of mine named Dixie. Her mother, grandmother and great grandmother made these for Christmas.
I was told that they are an old German recipe. All I know is they are good! If you like dates, then you need to make Trillbies.


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Prep:

1 Hr

Cook:

10 Min

Ingredients

1 c
brown sugar
2
eggs
1 c
crisco
2 c
quick oatmeal, uncooked
2 c
flour
1 tsp
baking soda & a little hot water
filling:
1 c
dates, chopped
1 c
sugar
1 c
water

Directions Step-By-Step

1
Preheat oven at 375 degrees.
2
Cream crisco and brown sugar well. Add eggs. Beat well until light and fluffy.
3
Add flour, oatmeal and baking soda. Mix until blended.
4
Roll dough 1/4 inch and cut 2 1/2 to 3 inch rounds. I have an old cutter I use with a scalloped edge.
5
Bake on a cookie sheet lined with parchment paper for 8-10 minutes.
6
Let cool on cookie sheet 2 mintues, then remove transfer to a cooling rack to finish cooling.
7
When completely cool store in an air tight container or tin.
8
Filling:
In a sauce pan add 1 cup chopped dates, 1 cup sugar and 1 cup water. Stir over medium heat. Cook until thick. Cool.
9
Store filling in a covered container until it is time to fill cookies. Cookies stored filled for a long time will become soggy.
10
To assemble cookies. Spread filling on a cookie and top with another cookie. Sprinkle with powdered sugar and transfer to serving tray.

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Cookies